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Because Everyone Deserves Dignity
Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again.
Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time. It is the culmination of nearly three decades of strategic evolution from a formerly acceptable model of "eats and sheets" to a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center – a campus of centralized highly skilled professionals collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness.
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Hesed House, the state of Illinois’ second largest homeless shelter serving the Greater Fox Valley and located in Aurora, is proud to announce that the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has given the organization a $19,100 grant to upgrade its current security system.
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a local, non-profit, philanthropic organization that administers individual, charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County. Michael Cobb, Executive Director of Hesed House, spoke highly of The Foundation, praising them for the the vital role they have played “in assisting Hesed House in ministering to the needs of some of the most vulnerable residents of the Fox Valley, as well as the most vulnerable in our state. In my opinion, they are true champions of support for our local human services organizations.”
June 15th 2015
By CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez, Chicago
Activists recently protested outside Governor Rauner’s home on May 13th, with several planning to spend the night outside his condo, located inside a Lakeshore East high rise.
The coalition of about 150 people from several community groups protested a proposed $18 million in budget cuts, which they say will spell disaster for the state’s homeless, poor, disabled and people with mental health and substance abuse problems.
In response to the protest, the governor said the state is facing a hole because of insider deals and overspending and says the budget contains $15 million for services specifically designed to help the homeless and other assistance programs.
May 13th 2015
Hesed House is very concerned about the State of Illinois’ proposed budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, which will have a very negative effect on our ability to serve “the least of these.”
Our advocacy strategy and plan is to have one-on-one and small group meetings with our area state senators and representatives, letting them know the unimaginable harm that these proposed budget cuts will have on those we serve on a daily basis. We will be asking them to oppose these proposed budget cuts, and to not allow the budget to be balanced on the backs of the most vulnerable families and individuals in Illinois.
In addition, we will be sending out targeted Advocacy Alerts (as well as posting them here), seeking assistance from all of our supporters and volunteers in contacting their state senators, representatives and the governor’s office. Please be on the lookout for these Urgent Advocacy Alert emails (and posts) throughout May and June, as we push to maintain current levels of critical services funding for those we serve in the upcoming State of Illinois Fiscal Year Budget, which goes into effect on July 1st, 2015.