Join a community of local women volunteering together to celebrate our strengths and have fun while building permanent and affordable homes for local families.
Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce Women Build 2023!
Women Build is a national initiative to provide safe and decent homes for families in need of affordable housing by recruiting, educating, and inspiring those in our community to fundraise and build. Through these efforts, lives are transformed.
Why Women Build?
Women Build is an event that includes both on-site construction and an advocacy event that spotlights the homeownership challenges faced by women. Achieving housing stability is far more difficult for women to realize than for men in similar situations:
Men typically have access to higher credit, allowing them to secure better loans and purchase better-quality homes. Caregiving responsibilities often limit a woman’s ability to dedicate the necessary time to obtaining and maintaining consistent employment and decent housing. Single women are denied mortgages at higher rates than single men, despite the fact women are more reliable at paying back mortgages.
Women Build addresses these issues head-on through the collective power of women across the community.
All women who want to learn how to build and construct a home are invited to join us.
Women Build is open to individuals and families, corporate groups, and community groups. No experience is necessary.
Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved and improves the community that we share.
Women Build 2023 is going to be bigger and better than ever before!
Advocacy Luncheon: May 12, 12 P.M.
Chipola College Cultural Center
3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446
In 2021, Chipola Habitat expanded Women Build to include a catered advocacy event centered on fellowship and each year the event has grown. The 2023 Advocacy Luncheon will take place Friday, May 12th at 12:00 pm at the Chipola College Cultural Center, located at 3094 Indian Cir, Marianna, FL 32446.
During the program, guests will hear about the ongoing advocacy efforts of Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity and have the opportunity to hear from a panel of Habitat homeowner partners. This event is open to all ages and genders.