if a family can dream it...
Habitat for Humanity can help them become it.
We accept any amount of donations to create affordable housing options for families and communities in the area.
Looking to help your local community? We accept volunteers of all religions and backgrounds to help give families in need permanent housing options.
We don’t just want to shelter families; we want them to thrive. Our organization focuses on restoring the strength & stability of those in need.
what is "Habitat for Humanity?"
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a nonprofit organization founded by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976. Since then, our organization has grown to serve 120 countries and all 50 United States with our 1200+ affiliates. Our Lewis & Clark Affiliate was established in 1990 and has successfully placed over 70 families in our homes far! We service many communities in southern Illinois, including Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Alton, Collinsville, O’Fallon, and Bond County.
is to provide decent, affordable housing to families in need. Our vision and hope is to eliminate poverty and substandard housing.
how it works...
We seek local families in need, and through an application process held within the community, families are selected by our Volunteer Family Selection Committee. All HFH homeowners participate in the building of their own home.
Once a build is complete, the homeowner makes monthly mortgage payments (0% interest) to LC Habitat. These payments are used in part to build homes for other selected families in the future!
building homes... building lives
in the news...
"My forever home"
Habitat for Humanity making dreams come true (theintelligencer.com)
When Faith Jordan briefly stayed in Edwardsville about eight years ago, it became her dream to live here permanently.
The Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity has made that dream come true for Jordan, the mother of three kids who is a seventh-grade math teacher at Lincoln Middle School and is currently in the homeowning program.
Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity is pleased to accept a generous donation from the Metro East Real Estate Investors Association.
Pictured back row L-R Terry Moore MEREIA, John Becker LCHFH Executive Director, Dan Appel MEREIA and Donn Schaefer MEREIA, front row L-R Julia Green MEREIA, Dave Snyder LCHFH Treasurer, Susan Bailey MEREIA and Tanjela LCHFH Affiliate Board President.
Local habitat home owner successfully pays off her mortgage!
(Metro-East) Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity serves the Illinois communities of Alton and surrounding areas; Bond County (Greenville area); Collinsville and Unit 10 School District area, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon and O’Fallon and surrounding areas. First established as Piasa Habitat for Humanity in 1995 before expanding to an Affiliate and covering a larger portion of the metro-east.
We are pleased to share in the success of one of our homeowners, Sonia DesHotel, who became a partner and homeowner with Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity in 2003. Sonia has raised 6 children in her habitat home located in South Roxana, IL and has now successfully paid off her home in full.
SAVE THE DATE! 2ND ANNUAL HOME SWEET HOME 5K
5K RUN ON JUNE 17, 2023
Airplane Park, Edwardsville
For information on upcoming events and donation drives, check back often or call (618) 855-9151. Call today or click here for complete donation guidelines. Your donations help build affordable housing and strong, stable communities.
ReStore is hiring! Do you know someone who can move around heavy stuff with a smile? Send them our way!
Interested in becoming a Habitat Home Owner?
Call our main office at 618-343-0301 for information on who in our affiliate is looking for a new Habitat Family.
To find where the Lewis and Clark Habitat for Humanity Affiliate is building a home and how you can get involved, please contact our office at 618-343-0301 .
The Lewis and Clark Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking persons who might be interested in furthering the mission of Habitat for Humanity by Volunteering to help with builds, the ReStore, committees or boards.
Please contact the main office at 618-343-0301 for more information.