Visiting Project Home Again (PHA) is an empowering experience for our clients, who are on the verge of becoming self-sufficient. Our clients might be domestic violence survivors or parents unable to bring their children home from foster care without things like beds and a table. Or they could be refugees, without family or friends, depending on the kindness of strangers to start over in their new country to create a home.
Being cared for could be the little thing a person needs. Touched by the kindness of strangers, our families often say, “Thank you, the things you gave me changed the way I looked at the world.”
What Our Partners Say
“I am a social worker who works with refugee and newcomer families. When I took this position, I never imagined seeing the level of need that exists. It can be overwhelming hearing and seeing the needs of families and not having resources to help them. I was fortunate to hear about PHA.
When I first visited PHA, it was impressive at how staff welcomed and treated clients. PHA has not only provided a bed for children to sleep on, it has also allowed families to furnish their apartments and create a safe, warm environment for children.The families I work with are victims of crime, witnesses to war, and survivors of loss and trauma. They are skilled at “surviving” and often spend their limited resources trying to meet their primary needs. I want to thank PHA for providing them with the possibility of meeting some of their primary needs and provides these families with hope. Thank you for all that you do with families.”– Rocio Camargo-Ruiz, Social Worker
“I’m a Care Coordinator from Arbour Counseling and my clients benefit immensely from PHA. The reason PHA is important to my co-workers and I and our clients is because it allows our clients to gain hope again and to be able to provide a home for themselves and or their families. Most of our clients have low incomes, have little to nothing or have to start over again for a variety of reasons and without PHA that wouldn’t be possible. The staff and volunteers at PHA go above and beyond for each client and treat each of them with dignity. Every one of my clients that I have referred to PHA are extremely grateful and always leave there with a huge smile and state “they don’t know what they would have done if it wasn’t for PHA!” PHA is an awesome program and it’s great to be reminded that there are people out there who love and care about the needs of others!”– Care Coordinator from Arbour Counseling
“Sitting here writing this my eyes get watery knowing how much need there is out there and blessed to have a place like Project Home Again, providing hope and a new start for these families… THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO is just not enough – there are no words to express our gratitude.”– Damaris Santiago, MSPCC Caseworker
“Here at New Horizons, thanks to your huge donation of Christmas decorations and gift wrap, we were able to make their visit from Santa magical!!! During our holiday party that took place on Dec 15th, families enjoyed making new memories by a beautifully lit Christmas tree, breaking bread with their families at an elegantly decorated table, and ripping open their beautifully wrapped gifts from Santa!! If it weren’t for Project Home Again, this party would never have been so memorable. The looks in their eyes when they arrived to the party was priceless!! Thank you Project Home Again for helping us create a welcoming and warm environment to our families fleeing Domestic Violence.”– New Horizons
“Knowing first-hand how dedicated and accommodating your staff are to my clients in need… I swear; your agency really makes my job as a Case Managers so much easier! There’s nothing more rewarding to me than hearing from clients how their experience and referral to Project Home Again was nurturing and pleasant. YOU GUYS ROCK!!! It has always been an honor of mine to be allowed to collaborate with such an inspirational agency!!
Wishing you the best in 2017…thank you from all of us here at CTI!! Forever in your debt.”– Eliza Cruz
“I have worked with Nancy and her Agency for many years and it is my opinion that Project Home Again provides a crucial service for our communities. I have referred many clients to PHA through the years, and will continue to do so, as I’m confident my clients will be treated, as it has been in the past, with the utmost respect and dignity.”– Luz Rodriguez, BS
“The help and support that the individuals with whom I work have received from Project Home Again have been invaluable. Living on a fixed income leave little extra to purchase things that most of us take for granted – even the simple things like dishes, bake ware, kitchen utensils, pots and pans and blankets! With the assistance of Nancy and the PHA staff, a homeless mother and her children were able to get new mattresses in preparation for a move into their new apartment; a woman who had the courage to leave a domestic violence situation with not much but her clothing and some things she was able to hide in a closet was able to furnish an apartment; a single father and daughter were able to get new mattresses and a few other furnishings for their new apartment (dad had been sleeping on the floor). These are just a few of the many that have been helped by the kindness and generosity of Nancy and the Project Home Again staff. I always encourage the individuals with whom I work to send out an appreciation of their thanks. I know how much they appreciate the assistance received. On behalf of everyone that has received services from PHA in the past and for the individuals that will utilize your services in the future, I express my sincerest appreciation for all that you do- service, support, time, and dedication.”– Coline Emond, Case Manager
A Word From Our Volunteers
Our volunteers are giving and passionate people who partner up with us to help increase our impact and turn more houses into homes. Check out opportunities and join us.
“A friend and I were commenting how much better we feel actually doing something instead just sitting around feeling helpless. Thank you for letting me be a part of your work.”– Joyce Davis
“It is amazing how being involved with others can make so much difference in a positive way. When one is just out there on your own it’s isolating and hard to gain momentum. I so appreciate PHA because you are allowing me to participate and feel like I am making a positive difference. So much harder to do when on one’s own.”– Anonymous Volunteer
“We had so much fun, and we’re very moved by what you said. Sometimes after we volunteer somewhere I question whether we really made a difference, or question the work that the organization is doing but that was definitely not how any of us felt today. PHA is so sensible. It’s just the right thing to do, and although I know we impacted the community in an almost immeasurable way, I don’t think there is much of an argument to say something is more worthwhile than helping provide a decent living space.”– Jonathan Abbott, PA Class of ‘13