Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity

Making a Home for Others!

SJV parishioners once again have the opportunity to participate in Habitat for Humanity Build Days.  Although SJV has continually supported Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County’s efforts, we are again sending teams of parishioners to work on a home for a needy family.

The first thing to know is that Habitat for Humanity does not give homes away.  Rather, they partner with families looking for a ‘hand-up’ and help them build their new home.

Partner organizations such as St. John Vianney donate funds to pay for the materials needed to build houses on land purchased by Habitat and provide volunteers and the needed labor to build the homes.

AD_PROMO-HabitatView images from our last build.

Volunteer with SJV’s Habitat Team and help build a home for a family in need!

If you’re interested in joining the SJV Habitat Build Team, please sign up online for the date/activity of your choice. Each volunteer is encouraged to complete and submit his/her own individual sign-up form and waivers: one for SJV and one for HFHNWHC. For more information, please contact the SJV Habitat Team Coordinator.  Please note that volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and that a parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver for minors as well.

Available Build Dates*:

May 13: Home Blessing & Wall Raising. 
May 20: Trusses. 

The sign-up form for both dates may be found here.

* Please keep in mind that this is a tentative schedule of activities. As with any construction project and due to the unpredictable weather conditions in Houston, the activity scheduled for each build date is subject to change. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes to the Build Schedule.

Construction work not your thing?

Everyone is welcome to participate! If construction work isn’t your cup of tea, we have other ways in which you and your family can get involved!

We invite you to sign up to pray for the volunteers and for the family whose home they’re building.  This can be done in the Adoration Chapel or from the convenience of your home during the time that our volunteers are working. To sign up, email the Social Services office and provide us the time frame in which you will be available to spend one hour in the Presence of Our Lord Jesus in prayer.

More about Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County, with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built over 940 homes for hard-working, low-income Houstonians. Habitat Partner Families contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” and complete training on home ownership to purchase homes with no-interest mortgages.

Habitat’s Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat’s Mission Statement

Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County works by faith to change lives and empower families by building homes in partnership with God and people from all walks of life.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every family should have the opportunity to own a basic, decent home in which to live in dignity and safety. Habitat partners with community organizations to create affordable housing and help develop responsible homeowners and successful neighborhoods.

For detailed information about Habitat for Humanity or about our project: 

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)