Habitat Offers Home Maintenance and Repair Classes for Women

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County launched the Women’s Work Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Maintenance Program in January of 2016, offering classes exclusively for women who are interested in learning how to do their own simple home maintenance and repairs.

The Women’s Work DIY program was funded by a grant from The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, a group of female philanthropists who support local programs and initiatives that address the root causes of social issues impacting women and girls in Forsyth County.

“Home maintenance is not just ‘men’s work,’ ” said Willette Mosby-Reynolds, Habitat’s training and education manager. “Many of our Habitat homeowners are single women on a modest income who can save a significant amount of money by fixing something themselves instead of calling a repair person every time they have a clogged drain or leaky faucet. Learning how to solve these problems gives them a feeling of empowerment, sets a good example for their daughters, and helps them deal with minor issues before they turn into more serious problems that require more costly repairs. They will also have a chance to make new friends and try out new skills with the support of other women in the class.”

The classes were held from January 28th to November 19th of 2016. More information about this program can be found here.