ABOUT US

Our Mission

Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities, Rebuilding Lives.

Our Vision

Safe Homes and Communities for Everyone.

Non Discrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.”

Why Are These Services Needed?

The number of people in need increases each year. The current 24 million low-income homeowner families are expected to grow to an astonishing 28.5 million by the year 2010. This growth means that more and more families are placed in the position of choosing between vital necessities, such as food or medicine, or a roof that does not leak. Rebuilding Together works to ensure that as many of those families as possible do not have to make these difficult choices.


What Type of Work is Done?

We provide emergency year-round services in addition to the major rehabilitation projects we undertake on National Rebuilding Day. We build ramps, install grab bars, and work on other home modifications to allow homeowners to safely “age in place.   "Our unskilled volunteers join with skilled tradespeople, painting, cleaning, and weatherizing, as well as doing roofs, carpentry work, plumbing, and electrical work.


How are Homeowners Selected?

Emergency repairs are contracted to a local contractor in the area to complete the work and have the bill sent directly to Rebuilding Together Litchfield County. Homeowners must meet our income guidelines, and be unable to complete the work themselves. The site selection process takes place locally with the Board of Directors and prioritized putting emphasis on health and safety hazards. Individual families are referred through neighborhood associations, churches, synagogues, community organizations, and service groups, or by self-referral.


Do Homeowners Pay?

All repairs are free for homeowners. Labor and many supplies are typically donated or paid for with grants and monetary donations.  Family members are asked to welcome the volunteers into their homes and work alongside them to the extent possible. Our work is done with families and neighborhoods, not for them. 


Who Sponsors Rebuilding Together? 

Funds come from generous individuals, corporations, labor organizations, foundations, civic organizations, churches, and synagogues that are interested in helping to build a better world. Our local affiliates do their own fundraising, publicity, volunteer recruitment, and management. Rebuilding Together is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization supported by voluntary contributions of time and money. Every dollar given is wisely spent and is an investment in building a better America.


Is My Contribution Tax-Deductible?

Yes. All contributions are tax-deductible. Contributions can be sent to Rebuilding Together, 1536 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-1402 or to the local affiliate Rebuilding Together Litchfield County, PO Box 544, Bantam, CT 06750.

 

We welcome any and all comments and suggestions.