Project Mend-A-House (PMAH) assists vulnerable residents of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.
The non-profit’s new leader is helping it complete its mission.
Karen Mills is the new Executive Director for PMAH, which does home repairs for seniors, veterans, individuals who have low-income, and those with disabilities.
By completing the renovations, the non-profit helps older adults “age in place,” according to Mills.
“We go in with a team of volunteers, we assist with home repairs, allowing them to stay in their homes,” she said.
PMAH also offers durable medical equipment, such as hospital beds and wheelchairs, through its Loan Closet.
“Seniors are able to call in and we allow them to get the supplies … and they can keep them as long as they need,” Mills said.
The Manassas-based organization also has an emergency alert program called “Freedom Alert.”
As Executive Director, Mills is responsible for overseeing PMAH staff members.
“I also work closely with the Board of Directors making sure that our clients needs are being met, allowing them to remain safely and independently in their homes, as they are building a happier and better quality of life,” she wrote in an email.
Mills seeks out community, state and federal grants, as well.
PMAH is looking for donors, grant opportunities and volunteers.
“There is such a need out here for the vulnerable population,” Mills said. “They are living in deplorable home conditions and we, as a community, have to know how to come together, work together, to allow this change in helping and assisting our vulnerable population of seniors, veterans, and persons with disability.”
To learn more information about PMAH, visit its website or call 703-792-7663.
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