• Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
  • 3131 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506
  • Phone #: (816) 279-2552 | Fax #: (816) 279-2533
  • ReStore Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Phone #: (816) 279-5607
  • 3131 Frederick Ave (Lower Level - Entrance In Back) St. Joseph, MO 64506

Build Strong, Build Loud, Build Together!

St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity is a Christian Ministry, touching lives by revitalizing homes and neighborhoods in our community
in partnership with God’s people in need.

Building Hope ~ ReStoring our Community ~ Transforming Lives


About St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity

Since 1996, St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity has worked within our community building decent, affordable homes for those in need. We’ve grown from an “all volunteer” organization to a community supported organization in St. Joseph. Building and revitalizing homes and neighborhoods is visible; building hope while transforming lives is what is felt throughout the community from our homeowners’ to all the selfless volunteers. Together we are able to work side by side with low-income families to make their dreams come true.

St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.  St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

All are welcome

St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission Statement

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Meet Our Staff

Cate Manley
Executive Director

Sue Barton
Finance Director


Rita Boyer
Office Manager

Trina Deayon
Family Selection Coordinator

Randy McKnight
Construction Director

Harlan Woodward
Construction Manager

Paul Davidson
Construction Supervisor

Christy George
ReStore Manager

Charles Ellis
ReStore Associate

Donna Reynolds
ReStore Associate

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Our Board of Directors:

President – Lee Ann Smiley
Vice President – Pat Dillon
Treasurer – Nate Johnson
Secretary – Lisa Little

Julie Colboch, Board Member
Alex Flippin, Board Member
Terry Hall, Board Member
Brett Halsey, Board Member
Ron Hook, Board Member
Rodney Hummer, Board Member
Nic Hutchison, Board Member
Brent Larson, Board Member
Ken Maxey, Board Member
David Mayo, Board Member
Cody Vaughn, Board Member



Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  What does St Joseph Habitat for Humanity do and how does it work?

A: St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity builds homes in St. Joseph for low income families in need of decent, safe and affordable housing.  Our vision is to eliminate substandard housing in the St. Joseph community.  Volunteer labor is used to build homes to keep building costs low for our families.  But, we are not a give-away program. Partner families pay a down payment and a monthly mortgage payment. They also invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called “sweat equity,” into building their own homes. As Habitat for Humanity homeowners pay their mortgages, the money goes into a revolving fund that helps build houses for other families.

In 2012 we expanded our services to include our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.  This service provides home stabilization products such as critical home repair, weatherization, exterior painting, roof and siding repair   Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative supports our efforts to transform entire communities, house by house, block by block neighborhood by neighborhood.

Our new construction builds and our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative enables us to serve more low income families in our community by empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.

St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity builds homes in St. Joseph for low income familiesQ:  Where are St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity homes built and who builds them?

A: Individuals and groups from St Joseph and the surrounding area, donate their time to help build these homes. Partner families also invest at least 400 hours of “sweat equity” into the building of their own home, or the home of another Habitat homeowner.

Q:  How big is a St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity home and how much does it cost to build one?

A: It costs an average of $65,000 to build a  St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity home. The typical home 3-bedroom home has 1,050 square feet of finished living area. They are affordable to low-income families because there is no profit included in the sale of the home and no interest charged on the mortgage. The mortgages are financed on average for 20 years.


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