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
Interested in becoming a habitat home owner?
Call our main office at 618-343-0301 or email email@example.com for information on who in our affiliate is looking for a new Habitat family.
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.
In November the Metro East Real Estate Investment Association (MEREIA) made a generous donation to our Collinsville and O’Fallon chapters of Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity. Our Affiliate has placed over 70 families in the Metro-East since the 1990s and currently has 46 active homeowners.
Pictured L-R Terry Cook (MEREIA Director), Julie Green (MEREIA Secretary), Joy Swofford (LCHFH Officer and Collinsville Chapter representative), Karen Sheeley LCHFH Officer and O’Fallon Chapter representative), Susan Bailey (MEREIA President), Scott Miller (MEREIA Director) and Dan Appel (MEREIA Treasurer).
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.
Volunteer Day November 18th
Join us November 18th, for an annual day of showcasing the strength of families who unite to support their local communities. Join the fun and make memories with your family by supporting your neighbors, your community together with Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity. This is an all-hands event – community members, and companies are all welcomed and encouraged to participate. Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity serves the Illinois areas of Alton, Bond County (Greenville area), Collinsville, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon and O’Fallon.
Family volunteering is when families work together to support their communities or neighbors, which strengthens the community and the family.
If you are interested in participating with Lewis & Clark Habitat for Humanity for National Family Volunteer Day November 18th, please call our Affiliate office at 618.343.0301.
Exciting news! We have partnered with Target Circle, and we need your vote. Your vote can make a big difference in our mission to provide safe and affordable housing.
For more details, check our Facebook post. Together, we can create homes and hope for those in need. Thank you for your support!
Do you enjoy working for a good cause? Do you enjoy teamwork and being active? Are you able to move heavy items and work a spreadsheet? This could be the job for you!
We are looking for people who are team-oriented and enjoy working with a diverse group of people. Our team includes all kinds of members- coworkers, volunteers, donors, shoppers, EVERYONE!