NeighborCare offers year-round support by providing critical home repairs and accessibility modifications by skilled tradespeople throughout the year at no cost to homeowners. NeighborCare assists low-income senior homeowners in Montgomery County. To be eligible, homeowners must be faced with a critical need for a minor home repair or accessibility modification. If a homeowner is selected, NeighborCare schedules a time for the repair to be completed by a skilled contractor.
We are thankful for our NeighborCare Supporters!
At Rebuilding Together, we believe that older adults should be able to remain safe, healthy, and independent in their own homes and communities. According to recent study conducted by the AARP, nearly 90% of older adults would prefer to stay in their current homes as long as possible. Aging in place is also widely understood to be more cost-effective than nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Seasonal Safe@Home is focused on:
Volunteer and homeowner education
Volunteer [Re]Build opportunities.
Each season has a specific initiative that drives the four focus areas:
Winter- Fire safety and falls prevention
Spring- Healthy homes and energy efficiency
Summer- Exterior maintenance
Autumn- Keeping our homeowners warm through our annual partnership with local HVAC technicians for our Heat the Town event
National [Re]Building Month: Our marquee event, National Rebuilding Day, takes place on the last Saturday in April each year. This event is the culmination of a month of volunteer projects and community revitalization throughout the month of April. Through the help of hundreds of volunteers and the generosity of local organizations, we are able to make a significant impact on homes and communities by making them safer and healthier.
Heat the Town is a partnership with local HVAC technicians. We help senior homeowners stay warm during the winter months, providing furnace checks, repairs, and replacements as needed.
Safety Kits designed to improve the health, safety, and energy efficiency within a household, these kits include items that volunteers of any skill level can install.
Building a Healthy Neighborhood
Building a Healthy Neighborhood is a program that brings together our strategic community approach of Community Revitalization Partnership and our core practice model: Safe and Healthy Housing model.
More Than Just a Home We understand the importance of community for our homeowners. This is why we feel that it is just as important to assist local community centers where our homeowners spend their days as it is to assist in creating a safe and healthy home.
Through Building a Healthy Neighborhood, Rebuilding Together affiliates make a minimum commitment of two years to focus the delivery of safe and healthy repairs to homes and/or community facilities in a target neighborhood or area. Affiliates complete a community needs assessment to make strategic decisions about neighborhood selection based on other investments, collaborative partners, and neighborhood conditions. Affiliates also build collaborative partnerships with other neighborhood organizations and government entities, positioning themselves as part of the community development continuum. Affiliates can also apply for capacity building grants from our national office to strengthen their ability to build local coalitions, plan joint events, and make strategic decisions about the use of resources to maximize impact in targeted neighborhoods.