Rebuilding Together El Paso (RTEP) is a non-profit organization serving low-income homeowners by safety and health related repairs and improvements in their home at no costs to them. We work with contractors, skilled and youthful volunteers. Over time we have invested over $2,500,000 in the community and helped over 2000 homeowners and their families. We encourage people in need of critical repairs to apply for our service, we ask the community to support us financially to make this possible and to volunteer in the execution.
Our mission is : Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.
We are looking for people who want to serve on our Board - Here is the list of types of professionals we need: lawyers, volunteer coordinators, project managers, public relations experts, social media experts, and/or landscaping enthusiast.
SHEBuilds Program El Paso
⦁ Workforce Solutions,
⦁ Dept. of Community Planning plus Development of the City of El Paso
⦁ Rebuilding Together El Paso.
Purpose of the Program
Women-led and women focused, SheBuilds provides critical repairs for women-headed households and women-focused community spaces to empower women to maintain safe and healthy home. Helping women make a difference in their communities and build a supportive community network.
Women and older adult homeowners make up the core of Rebuilding Together's clents. In 2020, 70% of individuals who received services from Rebuilding Together El Paso were women and 70% were older adults (Rebuilding Together, 2018). Women over the age of 65 also experience poverty in larger numbers than men, with women making up nearly two-thirds of older adults living in poverty (Justice in Aging, 2018).
Program Description and Background
SheBuilds is a collaboration between Rebuilding Together corporate, and community leaders who are dedicated to advancing the housing and community issues affecting women. Programming includes participation in a home or community center renovation led by women, home repair trainings on how to maintain safe and healthy homes, leadership training, and mentoring to encourage community empowerment. Participants learn basic carpentry and plumbing skills, electrical safety do’s and don’ts, and other on-the-job training. All while working on these repair projects to improve the health and safety of their own living conditions. Learning how to complete home repairs independently not only saves money but builds confidence in self-sufficiency. SheBuilds brings women together to support one another and encourages them to be changemakers in their own communities.
Launch project for SHEBuilds program takes place at the YWCA .
Below is an impression of what will be done for woman in one of their facilities :
SEE OUR Recent ANNUAL REPORTs UNDER “MEDIA”