We hope that you will join us for one of our future builds or events—not only you will have a great time, you will also bring a family one step closer to being home!


Ministry Co-chairs
Karen Krishfield
Mark Lifrieri 

Staff Contact
Christine Gerety
(310) 566-1531 | email

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat USA | Habitat Los Angeles

St. Monica Catholic Community is honored to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity by sponsoring volunteer builds in various locations in Southern California as well as in other states and countries.

We sponsor local volunteer builds, typically one Saturday per month between October and May. Everyone is welcome to participate! No experience or special skill is necessary—Habitat will provide the tools, and you will receive any necessary construction guidance on the builds themselves. Over the past few years, our local teams have contributed to home-building projects in the Los Angeles area, the San Fernando Valley, and Ventura County. We even participated in an unforgettable event—a Key Ceremony, which is the chance to welcome a family into their new home for the first time.

In addition to our local builds,we have also sponsored volunteer builds in places with great need for affordable housing: New Orleans, Louisiana; Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

To help support all these efforts and those of the St. Monica Catholic Community in general, we host an annual community party and participate in parish events.

Upcoming Events in 2015

Saturday, April 25 - Habitat ReStore Day!
Join us for our next Habitat Ministry activity on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We'll be helping out at the newly opened Habitat ReStore in Torrance.  Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, buildings materials, and appliances to the public at low prices (when compared to the retail price). The proceeds from ReStore sales are used to support Habitat's mission of building homes and communities.  We'll be helping with a variety of activities (from moving furniture, to arranging displays and much more!)

Interested volunteers must be 16 or older, register online and complete an Archdiocesan waiver.  (Volunteers ages 16-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) Volunteer spaces are limited and will be filled in the order in which registrations are received.

If you have any questions, contact stmonicahabitatministry@gmail.com

Download Waiver