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Current Needs

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

  • New kids clothing
  • Gift cards (Walmart, Target etc.)
  • Men's small/medium underwear
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Cold/cough medicine (capsules)
  • Deodorant
  • Sleep aid
  • Cold medicine
Please click here to view our 2017 Hesed Holiday Wish List View Full Needs List Drop Off Hours

River Street Closure Information

Please click here for additional information on lane closures on River St. between Prairie St. and North Ave.

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.

Annual Report

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Hesed Highlights

Hesed Highlights is Hesed House's quarterly newsletter, filled with useful information and facts we hope you'll enjoy. Click here to access an electronic copy of the Hesed Highlights.



We are so thankful for the generosity of a group of donors led by the Hesed House Board of Trustees who are challenging our community to support our neediest neighbors this holiday season. For a full list of this year’s Holiday Matching Gift Challenge lead donors, please click here. All donations made to Hesed House between now and December 31, 2017 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000! Click here to make your gift today! Thank you!

November 14th 2017

Counting Miracles: Successes from January to October 2017

October 16th 2017

1st Annual Great Gatsby Gala Presented by AGWS

Please join us for the 1st Annual Great Gatsby Gala Presented by American Guardian Group of Companies!  The event held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre from 7pm to 10 pm will bring together the community for a night of camaraderie, entertainment, wine, and most importantly, the chance to support Hesed House. […]

September 25th 2017
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