Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity


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

VISION: Carrying out the teachings of Christ, LAHFH strives to ensure that everyone, everywhere has at least a simple, decent place to call home.

ACTION: Partnering with families in need, volunteers build or renovate homes and serve as agents of change throughout the affiliate.

OUTCOME: Working in communities throughout the affiliate, LAHFH helps create a culture wherein affordable housing becomes a matter of conscience.


Meet Lori Rubin, Development Director

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity is thrilled to announce that Lori Rubin is our new Development Director. Lori comes to us with many years of experience in the nonprofit area and a passion to help us provide families with safe, affordable, decent homes in the Brainerd Lakes area. Read more about her here!

Meet Desiree Thoemke

Desiree Thoemke is our newest Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity partner family! Her home is slated to begin in summer of 2022. Read her story today!

Meet Lori Hannahs

Lori Hannahs is our next Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity partner. Read her story and find out how you can help with her build in Pequot Lakes, MN.

York Family Build Ground Breaking

We broke ground on the York family home in September. Read more about this wonderful family from Sebeka and how you can help with their build.




Volunteer to Help Build!

We are always looking for volunteers to help with a build. We generally have two shifts going each day. If you would like to volunteer as an individual or if you have a church group or business, please reach out to Cathy Wells at or call 218-828-8517.

ReStore Sales Associates (Volunteers) Needed

We need volunteers to be sales associates for our ReStore, Wednesdays through Saturdays. No experience necessary! It's fun work! If you'd like more information, contact Karen at or call 218-828-8517.


Wednesday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.