Building strength, stability & independence
2019 was another busy year for Habitat Sarnia/Lambton. We completed a whole-home renovation at 601 Elm Avenue (at East Street) for the LaForge family.
In addition to completing that build, we cosntructed our fifth partnership build with Lambton County Developmental Services…this time at 411 Murray Street in Corunna. This is our first “down-River” build and the introduction of Habitat to Corunna and the surrounding community has been a wonderful experience for all involved. After be completed in the Fall, Murray Street is now home to two more individuals in our community with developmental delays and their caregiver. Habitat Sarnia/Lambton remains grateful to Nadine and Doug Lazenby for the donation of the land for this build.
The balance of 2019 included another whole home renovation on Bright Street in Sarnia.
Please note: We are actively recruiting families for our Sarnia and Forest near future builds.
Habitat Sarnia/Lambton is delighted to partner with the County of Lambton on our fourth “Lambton Builds” project. Volunteers in receipt of Ontario Works have been joining Habitat as Murray Street, Corunna build volunteers. They are gaining valuable on the job team training, have visible, increased self confidence and ongoing personal/professional development. We continue to be grateful to the County of Lambton for this partnership. To the Ontario Works team for bringing this program together and to the Ontario Works volunteers who are always such a pleasure to welcome and work with, we say thank you.
At the Habitat for Humanity Canada National Conference in Kelowna, BC, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton was recognized as a leader in Housing Innovation for their partnership with the County of Lambton. The County of Lambton was also recognized by the OMSSA for their partnership with Habitat Sarnia/Lambton.