LOS ANGELES, Calif. (PRWEB) April 23, 2018
Donna Deutchman, President and CEO of Homes 4 Families (H4F), received San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ)’s Not-For-Profit Business Woman of the Year Award at their annual Women’s Council luncheon. Homes 4 Families empowers low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class by providing them with affordable housing and holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth in the Southern California area.
SFVBJ’s Not-For-Profit Business Woman of the Year Award honors the outstanding achievements by women who make a difference throughout the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo, and Antelope Valley communities.
Donna has more than three decades of experience growing nonprofit organizations and creating the public-private partnerships that empower them to better serve their missions. As CEO of Homes 4 Families, she pioneered the outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model, an innovative housing and social service model that addresses the distinct needs of the veteran community. This model was replicated in partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Donna has overseen the development of more than 144 homes for low-income families in Southern California communities including Burbank, Santa Clarita, Pacoima, and Sylmar.
“I’m honored to receive this award and be recognized for my commitment to provide new opportunities for veterans on the homefront,” said Deutchman. “I look forward to continuing to help veterans and their families transition into the middle class.”
Prior to founding Homes 4 Families, Donna served as the CEO of Habitat for Humanity’s San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys chapter, which under her leadership became one of the top 5% of Habitat chapters internationally; having built or renovated a total of 359 homes.
Additionally, Donna has written two pieces of legislation that were passed by the State of California and has helped conduct seminal research for housing and gerontology publications. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, past Chair of the Governor’s Interagency Council on Veterans Housing Committee, and past member of the California Department of Housing and Community Development advisory committee.
For more information on Homes 4 Families or to donate, please visit http://www.homes4families.org.
About Homes 4 Families:
Homes 4 Families empowers low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class through affordable, full-equity homeownership and sustainable housing combined with holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth. Through its outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model, the nonprofit provides servicemen, servicewomen and their families with comprehensive wraparound services that equip them to succeed in civilian life, including financial education, therapeutic workshops, trauma-informed programs and veteran-to-veteran support. With more than ten years of research-backed experience and success, Homes 4 Families works closely with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVetREN) and others to build permanent, thriving veteran communities.