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7th Annual Champions of Hope Breakfast
April 8, 2015 at 7:00 am - 8:30 am$35
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Please join us at the beautiful Stonebridge Country Club from 7 to 8:30 a.m. for this uplifting event
featuring a delicious breakfast and the opportunity to learn more about Hesed House and how you can
impact the lives of over 400 men, women and children a day by becoming a Champion of Hope!
This year’s breakfast will also feature a live musical performance by the award-winning
Vocal Jazz Group from Metea Valley High School!
Please contact Carolyn Fairbanks at (630) 897-2156 x514 for additional information or Mary Koehler at (630) 914-6428 for sponsorship opportunities.
See you there!
Thank you to our super Silver Sponsors:
As well as our benevolent Bronze Sponsor:
Since 1983, Hesed House has served as a national model for not only sheltering and caring for the most marginalized individuals and families in our communities, but, more importantly, developing programs that provide the skills and services to transition them back into homes. That successful model includes multiple collaborations with other social service agencies whose experts work on-site at Hesed House under one roof with the Hesed House Case Management Team. These collaborations more efficiently address the issues that are tying an individual to homelessness and aggressively develop and implement a plan to overcome those barriers.
With a new homeless person arriving at Hesed House’s door every 8 hours, having the financial wherewithal to welcome and minister to them becomes increasingly difficult.
Bridging the Gap
It takes $1,188 in donations to help a single homeless individual go from the worst day of his or her life (the day of becoming homeless) to the best day of his or her life (the day of moving back into housing). During that time, that person will receive food, clothing, shelter and access to the services needed to get out of homelessness (such as case management, job training, counseling, legal services, medical services, etc.).
Phase 1 – Conduct an Accurate Assessment
In addition to providing food and shelter to our guests, a comprehensive intake and assessment is performed when they first arrive. This includes obtaining a credit report and assessing education level and job skills.
Phase 2 – Develop and Individualized Plan
A plan is created for each of our guests, tailored to the individual’s unique circumstances, and addressing the issues that led them here in the correct order.
Phase 3 – Implement Plan to Get Out of Homelessness
This plan may include job training, enrolling in GED or college classes, arranging for childcare, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, meetings with lawyers and/or doctors, securing Veteran’s benefits to name just a few of the services available for our guests.
Individual (or Family) Becomes Housed and Regains Dignity!