Why did you change your name?
We’ve adopted our new name and look to best reflect our mission, share our story, and communicate our core services of weatherization, rehabilitation, revitalization and conservation. The reference to elderly in our former name, ElderHomes, led many to believe that our services were only available to seniors. While seniors do represent a significant portion of our clients, we provide services to disabled residents and qualified homeowners in addition to low-income seniors. Our new brand eliminates this confusion to more accurately reflect all the people we serve: families, disabled, low-income, children and seniors.
How do I receive repairs on my house?
Call our office at 804-233-2827 to receive an application and we’ll assess your needs to see how we can help. OurWeatherization service provides installation of energy-saving measures to reduce a family’s heating and cooling costs to ensure their health and safety. Work includes sealing air-leaks with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping; repairing leaky duck systems; repairing and/or replacing inefficient or unsafe heating systems; and, installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Our Rehabilitation service improves lives by making critical home repairs and accessibility modifications, such as grab bars and ADA toilets.
How can I learn more about Virginia's Weatherization Programs?
To learn more about Virginia's Department of Housing and Community Development weatherization assistance, click on the link below to access their website:
How do I receive a wheelchair ramp?
The Renew Crew, a program of project:HOMES, builds and installs wheelchair ramps for those in need. Clients are asked to fill out a simple application. Call our office at 804-233-2827 to receive an application. The Renew Crew builds ramps as funding and volunteers are available. Unfortunately, there is a waiting list of over 150 clients so far, but, we’re working to install as many as we can each month.
How can I volunteer and help improve lives?
The Renew Crew is always looking for volunteers. Volunteer orientations are conducted on the first Monday of each month at the Richmond office from 5:30 – 6:30. For more information about becoming a Renew Crew volunteer, contact Wayne Swatlowski at 804-612-3353 in the Richmond Metro area or Ginger Hawks at 804-732-3800 in the TriCities area. More than 1,000 volunteers make home repairs and build wheelchair ramps as part of the project:HOMES Renew Crew Program. This work allows at-risk individuals to remain in their homes and live independently, safely and affordably.
What will I do as a volunteer?
project:HOMES Renew Crew projects include installing wheelchair ramps, painting, porch and stair repair, cutting back overgrown yards, setting up security lighting, installing railings and grab bars as well as window and doors locks. You don’t need any experience to be a part of the project:HOMES Renew Crew team. There is a project for everyone!
Do you help those in the Tri-Cities?
Yes, we do home repairs and install wheelchair ramps in the Tri-cities. We have an office at 25 W. Old Street in Petersburg, Virginia, 23803. You can reach the office at 804-732-3800.
How can I help?
We’re always looking for donations, volunteers and community support. You can follow our projects on Facebook and learn more about donating to project:HOMES at www.projecthomes.org. Every contribution improves homes. $25 will purchase a single lever faucet for arthritic hands and $250 will install exterior railings to make an entrance safe and accessible. These are just a few of the critical home repairs we make each day to improve lives.
Can I get a copy of your most recent IRS 990 Form?
Yes, clink the form here to access a copy of the project:HOMES 2010 990 Form.