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

  • Clear totes
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  • Small kitchen appliances
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  • Sleep aid
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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.

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.

Counting Miracles: Successes from January to December 2017

January 10th 2018

10th Annual Champions of Hope Breakfast

The Tenth Annual Champions of Hope Breakfast to Benefit Hesed House – the State of Illinois’ second largest homeless shelter serving the Fox Valley area – will be held at the Piper’s Banquets in Aurora, Illinois from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7th.

January 9th 2018


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
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