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Listed below are our immediate needs. Please click here to view full list.
- T-shirts (XL and 2XL in particular)
- Jeans (32, 34 and 36)
- Cough medicine
- Cough drops
- Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)
- TUMS, Rolaids or the like
- Your prayers
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 HighlightsHesed 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 issue.
By Denise Crosby, Aurora Beacon-News – I went to Hesed House, where I sat with a group of men and women – some clients, a few volunteers – while they enjoyed lunch and watched the Holy Father deliver his speech to Congress.
I have to say, listening to the pontiff’s words while sitting among those who are homeless was the most humbling assignment I had all month, for it’s clear from all I know about this pope that these are the people he loves most.
September 30th 2015
By Craig Dellimore, CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago Coalition for the Homeless held a rally with Homeless young people and Hesed House outside the Thompson Center today, crying out against cuts in social services during the budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The crowd chanted for more revenue and Flora Koppel with Unity Parenting and Counseling argued that the state could save money by providing the average of $2,000 a year to care for a homeless teen.
September 24th 2015
By Shar, former Hesed House guest – My daughters and I moved back to Illinois from Ohio in 2009 after my oldest daughter accepted a scholarship at Aurora University. At that time I began to seek full-time employment in the business/accounting field. However, I was only able to secure part-time employment. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were no longer able to stay with family and found ourselves at Hesed House. The journey was very dark at times but truly we have found light at the end of it.