Lifting Neighborhoods Up

One Home at a Time

City-inspired and volunteer-driven, Home Team Valpo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Valparaiso residents by assisting qualifying homeowners in maintenance of their homes.

Home Team Valpo’s mission is supported by individuals and organizations throughout Valparaiso and Northwest Indiana, and depends on skilled and unskilled volunteers from our community, lending their talents and their hands to help our neighbors maintain their homes. Working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Porter County, Home Team Valpo has set out a goal to complete 24 home projects in its first 12 months of operation.

Our Board of Directors

These volunteers are devoted to the Mission of Home Team Valpo and are true stewards of the organizations’s guiding principles.

Aaron Ingram

Valuation Services, Inc.

Lori Nicklas

Vice President

Jim Ulman

Prudential Advisors

Thomas Swihart, CPA, MBA


Bill Oeding

Abonmarche, Inc.

Garner Tullis

Our Greater Good, Inc.

Mike Jessen

City of Valparaiso

Vicki Thrasher

City of Valparaiso

Jonah Besch

Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Porter County

Chuck Williams

Williams Companies

Jim Ulman

Prudential Advisors

Shane Osborne

New Tech Corp

Lori Simon

Executive Director

Our Progress Report

We’re excited with the progress that we’ve made over the past 12 months in bringing the Valparaiso business and volunteer communities together to assist homeowners in maintaining their homes. Review our 2023 Annual Progress Report to learn more, and explore our brochure to see how you can get involved.

Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy with neighborhood improvement

“The City of Valparaiso is pleased to help launch Home Team Valpo. Helping homeowners and improving neighborhoods are top priorities and this initiative brings neighbors, volunteers and donors together to make a difference.”

– Mayor Matt Murphy

Our Charter Partners

We’re grateful for the generous support from our charter partners, who have helped us reach our $50,000 fundraising goal to access a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the City of Valparaiso.

Annual Partners

Home Team Valpo is thankful for the support of our mission offered by these generous organizations on an annual basis. Our support levels range from Foundation at $5,000 to Brick & Mortar at $1,500, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors Sponsorships begin at $750. We invite you to contact us to learn more about becoming a Home Team Valpo partner.

Foundation Sponsor $5,000

Company logo will be featured on any print pieces, yard signs at each location, spring and fall cleanup days, website, advertisements, banner at annual events, and in our annual brochure along with mentions in public announcements throughout the year.

Support Beam Sponsor $3,000

Company logo will be featured on yard signs at each location, spring and fall cleanup days, on our website; plus, mentions in public announcements.

Brick & Mortar Sponsor $1,500

Company logo will be featured on yard signs at each location, spring and fall cleanup days, and on our website.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Sponsor $750

Company logo or family name will be featured on yard signs at each location and on our website.

Contact us

If you’re interested in becoming a Home Team Valpo partner, want to get involved, or would like to learn more about our neighborhood improvement endeavors, we invite you to reach out.