Women Build a stronger community. Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity initiative that is all about women empowering women.
We invite you as a woman leader in our community to join us as a Women Build Key Holder. As a Key Holder, you will lead a team of women to help build Jaclyn's home, forever impacting her life. By partnering with Habitat for Humanity you will be opening the door of opportunity to Jaclyn, our next Women Build homeowner.
Jaclyn has a renewed sense of hope, knowing that homeownership is in her future. Being approved to purchase a Habitat home will provide the security of not being vulnerable to the decisions of landlords and struggling to find an affordable home that would be accessible. "I was most interested in the Habitat program because it provides the opportunity for me to be able to provide a financially secure future for myself by putting my money towards ownership rather than wasting it on rent."
Jackie was injured in an accident in 2009 when a drunk driver hit the vehicle that she, her boyfriend at the time, and brother and sister-in-law were in. "Thankfully, I was the only one who was injured. After the accident, I moved back to Washington to be closer to my family. But I really missed Colorado and kept looking for an opportunity to move back. I just love the sunshine and being outside. While I was researching, I found the "Greeley Center for Independence". This organization helps individuals with varying abilities be able to live on their own."
"Having a house with a yard will be amazing. I am so excited about it. I am in the final process of obtaining a service dog. The dogs are matched to each person's specific care needs. Having a dog will provide me with a bit more capabilities. For example, he or she can help me if I drop something, open certain doors and provide a greater sense of security especially when I am out rolling around like at the grocery store. Not to mention, improve my emotional state of being with the companionship." Jackie's "kitty cat" Sully will also be getting a buddy.
"From the time of my injury, I never dreamed of having a home. I am so happy! I can't wait to get out of the rental system, have something that is mine and to be able to have even more independence. This will provide me a home that truly works for me. To have the type of shower I need will help me as well as my caregiver. It will make life easier." - Jackie, future Habitat homeowner
About Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity helps individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.