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Celeste's story

The first-hand impact of Habitat for Humanity Victoria

"A home to us means stability, and for anyone, stability is absolutely important. That's a fundamental human need."

Meet Celeste

A single mom of three beautiful boys, Celeste has spent years trying to secure a safe place for her family to call home. Juggling multiple jobs while homeschooling her children with unique learning needs, she dreams of the day when her hard work pays off, and her boys can feel safe enough to have an address they consider home.

Habitat for Humanity Victoria provides a hand-up for families like Celeste's to have an affordable pathway towards home ownership. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to call home!


Her journey into homeownership...

First meeting

Celeste first heard about HFHV before coming to Melbourne. When she heard about the home building program we offer, she reached out to explore an affordable option into home ownership with our support.

Signing on as a Partner Family

After going through the application process, Celeste was approved as a Partner Family with HFHV, commencing a partnership towards building her own home with an interest free loan arrangement.

Contributing sweat equity

As part of Celeste's partnership with us, she contributes 500 hours of sweat equity into the house build as well as with our ReStore social enterprise in Rosebud. Her sons would occasionally come down and help out!

House handover

When her house is complete, her family will receive the keys to their new home, where they can put roots down and thrive. She'll be our 70th HFHV Partner Family to secure a hand-up into home ownership.

Get involved

For many Victorian families like Celeste's, having a safe place to call home remains an unattainable dream. With your support, Habitat for Humanity Victoria can help provide more disadvantaged families with the opportunity to work towards an affordable home. 

Check out below the different ways you or your organisation can be part of the solution.


4 ways to contribute

Give your time

whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set or passion, there is a place for you within Habitat Victoria

Donate goods to ReStore

donate your gently used or new items to ReStore – from a home, to a home, for a home!

Donate online

Help us provide strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter and donate to our life-changing cause today

Leave a legacy

include a gift to Habitat Victoria in your will and help us continue to build homes for families in need

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