June 9th 2017 | Read this Article
Join us on Saturday September 16, 2017 for the 13th Annual Hike for Hesed! Walk alone or with a team of co-workers, family or friends through downtown Aurora, a journey that many individuals staying at Hesed House take daily. Join us immediately after the Hike for food, live music and fun activities for the whole family.
May 1st 2017 | Read this Article
April 5th 2017 | Read this Article
Hesed House received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation thanks to the help of Esser Hayes Insurance Group. The grant is part of the new Westfield Legacy of Caring program in which Westfield agencies across the country were invited to nominate a local nonprofit in the areas of disaster relief, insurance pathways, family stability or safety.
July 26th 2016 | Read this Article
The Second Annual Dignity Ride to Benefit Hesed House will be held on August 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM beginning at Fox River Harley Davidson located in St. Charles, Illinois and ending at O’Malley’s Pub & Eatery located in Aurora, Illinois. Following the Dignity Ride, there will be an after party held at O’Malley’s. The after party will feature raffle baskets, live entertainment food and fun. You will not want to miss year’s event!
May 16th 2016 | Read this Article
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 | Read this Article
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 | Read this Article
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 | Read this Article
by Lynne Saidac, TLC Associate Director
Every Tuesday afternoon I carry a bag of art supplies upstairs to PADS in the hopes that a few guests may want to relax for an hour and experience some creative expression. There are usually two to five people that I can coerce into joining in. I have hope that more will join as art making IS contagious! Art and self expression can be a healing process that, among other things, allows a person to reflect on oneself, feel a sense of accomplishment, enhance one’s self image and self esteem, build a sense of identity, affirm life and decrease one’s sense of isolation.
December 30th 2015 | Read this Article
You made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, and now Hesed House is asking you to join us for Giving Tuesday! Whether you make a donation from our holiday wish list, a monetary donation, or fill out a volunteer application, you can help make a difference to the 400 men, women and children that seek help from Hesed everyday. Don’t forget that American Guardian Group of Companies is matching up to $50,000 this holiday season, so your generosity is doubled!
December 1st 2015 | Read this Article
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- Counting Miracles: Successes from January to June 2017
- 13th Annual Hike for Hesed
- Join us for the 6th Annual Derby Party!
- Westfield Insurance Foundation’s Legacy of Caring Fund Benefits Hesed House
- Hesed House’s Second Annual Dignity Ride