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Listed below are our immediate needs. Please click here to view full list.

  • Mini hand sanitizers
  • Rolaids/antacids
  • Nail clippers
  • Cold/cough medicine
  • Gift cards for gas
  • Potassium vitamins
  • Baby wipes
  • Travel sized mouthwash (alcohol free)
  • Baby formula (newborn and sensitive)
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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.


How You Can Help

Whether you choose to lend your time and talents by volunteering, writing a check, planning a fundraising event or coordinating a collection of food, holiday toys, and warm winter clothes, ALL demonstrations of support are appreciated.

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Hesed Highlights

Hesed Highlights is Hesed House's quarterly newsletter, filled with page after page of useful information and facts we hope you'll enjoy. Please click here or below to view the latest Highlights. Highlights

Hesed House Partners with H&R Block

Hesed House is partnering with H&R Block this tax season! Click here to download our referral form with the necessary referral code and take it to the office when you have your tax return prepared. If you are a new H&R Block client, we will get a $20 contribution. Thank you for supporting Hesed House!

February 2nd 2016

Hesed House Executive Director Announcement

Amidst much speculation and anticipation, the Hesed House Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce today that the next leader for Illinois’ 2nd largest comprehensive homeless shelter and resource center will be Ryan Dowd.

After reaffirming their sincere thanks to Michael Cobb, who recently resigned, for his service to the staff and guests of Hesed House, Board Chair John Ball announced that effective February 8, 2016, Ryan will return to Hesed House as the next executive director. Ball states, “We believe he is the right leader who possesses the vision and experience to guide us as we move forward with the goal of becoming one of the premier anti-poverty organizations fighting to end homelessness in the Fox River Valley!”


January 22nd 2016

Leadership Change at Hesed House

Effective January 5, 2016, Michael Cobb has resigned from Hesed House. The members of the Board of Trustees express their sincere thanks to Michael for his service to the staff and guests of Hesed House and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. The Board is moving quickly and thoughtfully in search of our next Executive Director. Please pray for the right leader to be called to serve Hesed House who possesses the vision to guide us as we move forward with the goal of becoming one of the premier anti-poverty organizations in the country!

January 14th 2016
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