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Project Mend-A-House offers a wide range of minor home maintenance and repair services. Clients can apply directly or be referred by local area agencies and organizations operating in Prince William County, Manassas, or Manassas Park.
All applications are reviewed to determine which services or repairs are needed. In the case of repairs, one of our volunteers visits the resident's home to assess the size and scope of the job. While we attempt to accommodate as many requests as possible, some jobs—such as a full roof replacement or installation of a heating and central air-conditioning system—are beyond our resources.
Project Mend-A-House assists physically challenged individuals to have better access to their homes by building wheel chair accessible ramps or supplying pre-built units. Ramps we construct usually require a building or zoning permit and are inspected by the local authority. In some communities, a ramp also requires the approval of the Home Owners Association.
Project Mend-A-House also maintains a Loan Closet of items—from air-conditioning units to hospital beds to walkers and portable ramps—that our clients may borrow. These items also make it easier for clients to go to the grocery store or doctor's office—to get in and out of bed or the bathtub with less effort—in short, to preserve their dignity and independence.
‘I don't know how I would have been able to make ends meet without your program. The help you offer is a godsend for senior citizens who are handicapped and low-income.'