Project Mend-A-House is a 501(c)3 operating in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. We provide FREE home repairs to low-income people as well as free or reduced price safety modifications to seniors, people with disabilities and veterans; all with the goal of helping them remain safe and independent in their homes. Throughout it's 30 year history, Project Mend-A-House volunteers have completed over 300 ramps and over 10,000 safety repairs and modifications, donating close to 200,000 man-hours!
PMAH is proud of our success in helping people to remain in their own homes as long as possible. The ramps that our volunteers build mean a world of difference to our local area residents. One day they are home-bound and the next day they are independent. Some residents have a fear of falling; but once volunteers install grab bars or a hand rail, they feel safe. The free home repairs we provide can mean the difference between shelter and homelessness for many residents. It's about restoring dignity and quality of life while alleviating fears, both financial and physical.
Project Mend-A-House is a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and has received the Best Practices Award Honorable Mention from the Commonwealth Council on Aging for it's fall prevention and home repair programs. As a member of the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition, we offer four Fall Risk Assessments each year. These screenings educate seniors about fall risks and help identify areas individuals may be at risk. We partner with many community health care professionals, including hospitals, optometrists, pharmacists, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists.