2014 Notre Dame SSLP interns Laura (left) and Gabby grilling lunch for our guests. The Aurora Fire Department visits the YMCA summer camp at Hesed House. A former Hesed House entry in the United Way's annual cardboard boat race (August 16th this year), illustrating the importance of duct tape. Some happy hikers during the annual Hike for Hesed (September 13th this year) - and their owners Enjoying a day at the water park in the YMCA After School Program. Executive Director, Michael Cobb, and Master of Ceremonies, Ray Kinney, with guests enjoying the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala (Former) TLC Resident holding the lease to her new apartment. The youth group from Ginger Creek Community Church volunteering at Hesed House this past May. <strong>Donate Now </strong>Learn how you can make a monetary or in-kind donation to support Hesed House. 2013 Notre Dame SSLP interns Haley (left) and Emily with TLC residents (from left to right) Matthew, River and Ruthlyss. Chaplains in Action volunteering in the PADS kitchen Carpenter's Homeless Prevention Program, preventing a person from becoming homeless in the first place The new bunk beds in the PADS men's sleeping area, creating more space and a more comfortable night's rest for our guests. The Men's Group from Knox Presbyterian Church donating their time and talent to an extreme makeover in TLC. Just a few of the 40+ children calling Hesed House home every day. Graduate successfully completing the Employment Skills Development Course Hesed House guest enjoying a visit to a local farm
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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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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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The Summer That Changed My Life

By Emily Claps, Computer Science and Theology Major, University of Notre Dame Every summer, hundreds of Notre Dame undergraduate students are assigned to various volunteer sites across the country through the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), each site with one or two students giving of themselves and serving for eight weeks. Little, indecisive me, applied […]

June 20th 2014

Kentucky Derby Gala Helps 103 Out of Homelessness

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone who made this year’s 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala fundraiser such an overwhelming success. Because of your support, proceeds from this event will be used to lift 103 of our less fortunate neighbors out of homelessness – a substantial increase from the 84 we were […]

May 20th 2014

You, too, can be a Champion of Hope for Hesed House

This coming Wednesday morning, April 2nd, many of us will gather to participate in the Champions of Hope Breakfast for Hesed House.  Each year we gather as patrons of Hesed House, volunteers, staff and board members to renew our commitment to Hesed House. Come join us this Wednesday, because as a Champion of Hope partner […]

March 31st 2014
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