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 Chair
Mark Lifrieri
(213) 952-6687 | email

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

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat USA | Habitat Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity International, which began in 1976, is a Christian ministry founded by Millard and Linda Fuller. The Fuller’s goal was to address the issues of poverty housing, specifically to provide people in need with the opportunity to become homeowners. To accomplish this goal, Habitat has developed a very effective hands-up (not a “hand-out”) program that has successfully partnered with God, the community, and prospective homeowners, resulting in safe and affordable housing for over 1.75 million people worldwide!

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

About Our Ministry

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 got to participate 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.