Ulster County Habitat for Humanity
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Ulster County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1996. We have completed 14 homes. Our ReStore opened in 2013. As of 2015, we have over 170 active volunteers. See a list of our Committees.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Ulster County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on faith-based principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Ulster County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Ulster County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Ulster County Habitat for Humanity is committed not only to a local mission to eliminate substandard housing, but also to create and sustain meaningful partnerships in our community. From providing shelter to fellowship, the “hand-up” of Habitat for Humanity reaches out to many in our community.
Partner families, volunteers, staff members, supporters and neighbors are each affected by the spirit of Habitat’s mission. It is only through these partnerships that Ulster Habitat can continue to be a leader in affordable housing and community development and inspire new programs and policies to do more than just build homes, but also to improve our community.
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976. Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 1 million decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 5 million people worldwide.
Christine Brady LaValle, Executive Director
Kelsey VanEtten, Family Services Coordinator
Josie Eriole, ReStore Manager
Lori Alter, Volunteer Coordinator
Jason Welch, Project Manager
Kevin McLaren, Board Chair
James Madison, Board Vice Chair
David Adler, Treasurer