About Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity
Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live
- Demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ: We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God's love and grace abound for all, and that we must be "hands and feet" of that love and grace in our world. We believe that through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
- Focus on Shelter and Eradicating Substandard Housing: We have chosen to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovating or preserving homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
- Advocate for Affordable Housing and Fair Housing Policies: In response to the prophet Micah's call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community's commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically, and religiously unacceptable.
- Promote Dignity and Hope: We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
- Support Sustainable and Transformational Development: We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic, and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.
- Excellence in Home Construction and Volunteer Experiences
- Respect and Gratitude for Those Who Give and Those Who Receive
- Collaboration and Inclusion
- Tithing in Support of International Housing
All Are Welcome
Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy. We believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers, supporters and homeowners from all backgrounds. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.