We help families build strength, stability and
self-reliance through shelter.
Who We Are
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and stronger families. Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County 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 durable, affordable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County 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.
Board of Directors
Mary Jane Pyszka
Faith Relations Director
Director At Large
Family Selection/Family Liaison
Board Member at Large
Social Media Coordinator
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates in all fifty states plus seventy countries around the globe. Habitat has helped more than 29 million people with improved living conditions. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope, envisioning a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County operates with an all-volunteer, unpaid staff.
With the Habitat for Humanity International Tithe program, local affiliates and the State Support Organization donate a portion of our unrestricted income for the construction of Habitat homes in other countries. We presently designate our tithe to home construction in the Dominican Republic.
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County: most recent financial information is 2019/2020. Please contact the office directly or call (262) 949-0542 for a print copy of IRS Form 990 and required schedules or to view files in person
Where We Build
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County builds throughout Walworth County, Wisconsin, wherever affordable, buildable property can be acquired.
To see where Habitat for Humanity builds world-wide, follow this link.
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County Needs You! WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE ! Join us and find out how Habitat for Humanity really works!
For those who don’t want to pound nails…strong, well functioning committees sustain Habitat for Humanity’s long-term house building efforts. Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County carries out its work through committees appointed to carry out the various tasks of the organization.
SITE SELECTION COMMITTEE
Composed of people who are interested in identifying potential sites for construction, this committee works with local government officials, realtors, and individuals on acquiring real estate and working with the building committee to ensure lots are “buildable” for a Habitat home. Those who like to dabble in real estate would be natural members. Others welcome too!
Those who serve on this committee typically possess interest in (and maybe even have knowledge) of home construction. Surveyors, architects, people familiar with building codes, carpenters, concrete workers, plumbers, electricians, and building supply people make good members. There is a lot to know about building houses. If you have any knowledge at all, OR if you would like some on-the-job training, please join us!
FAMILY SELECTION COMMITTEE
This committee is comprised of volunteers who help in the process of selecting partner families. This includes reviewing applications, interviewing the prospective families, and conducting home visits. Committee meetings are held monthly. The integrity of Habitat for Humanity’s program depends upon fair, objective, nondiscriminatory family selection.
FAMILY SUPPORT COMMITTEE
Volunteers provide partner families with a support system that helps them get ready for home ownership. This is accomplished by meeting with the family from the time they are selected until they move in. Family Support volunteers communicate with the family, track sweat equity hours, etc. This volunteer position is an instrumental part of Habitat’s goal to be a “people to people” partnership ministry aimed at the empowerment of families and communities, not merely a construction ministry.
FAITH RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The Faith Relations Committee works to create stronger ties with the local religious community. We seek volunteers who are active within their own places of worship and have a passion for Habitat’s mission to act as Habitat liaisons. This is a great opportunity for people of all ages and faiths who are looking for ways to put their faith into action! E-mail Judy Nolan at email@example.com for more information.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATION COMMITTEE
Networks with organizations throughout the community in identifying volunteers for the home builds and various other committees. Manages the workday recruiting to match the tasks and insure consistent support for each build.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Habitat for Humanity sponsors a number of marketing, fundraising or special events each year. These vary in size and scope and each needs volunteers to be successful. Events this year will include a number of brat sales at Frank’s Piggly Wiggly, Elkhorn (see the calendar), Sunday pulpit presentations at Walworth County churches, visiting with the Lakeland Builders Association, home shows, participation in local chamber of commerce events, and a homeowner groundbreaking ceremony. We are constantly evaluating other events to market our mission.
Working with Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County , you will find certain joy in making what seems an unobtainable dream come true for our partner families!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Larry Green at (262) 949-0542