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More people need help and more unexpected costs due to COVID-19
With record job loss, individuals & families are needing help more than ever before. Hesed House is facing the challenge of having more people to help, combined with fewer volunteers and the need for more resources to keep everyone safe. Even in “good times," 16-17 newly homeless individuals come to Hesed House each week. Those numbers are even higher because of COVID-19. Personal protection equipment, cleaning supplies, clothing, & hygiene products are in constant demand for guests and staff.
Hesed House must continue to adapt to this challenging and constantly changing time. One example is expanding Street Outreach. Every day, they take a truck filled with toiletries, water, canned foods, toilet paper, clothing, blankets, tents, and more to help meet even the most basic of needs for the growing number of men, women, and children on the streets. Other examples include providing therapy and case management to help people deal with issues and return to being housed.
Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness.
As Hesed House makes decisions and changes how they operate on a daily basis to keep people safe, they are also impacting the lives of thousands of other people across the world as other shelters are following their lead. Our support will allow them the critical ability to pivot to make the best decisions possible, without being hindered by expenses.
Hesed House has an onsite-permanent supportive housing program, a Family Shelter, and an Emergency Overnight Shelter that serves hundreds of people every day. Case managers assist to help people work through the barriers they face and find housing. They are also one of a few shelters for people experiencing very severe mental health and substance abuse issues. A unique de-escalation approach allows Hesed House to serve individuals who would be living on the street in most other communities.
Everyone Deserves Dignity.
The core of what Hesed House does is the belief that everyone deserves dignity. There is no dignity in living under a bridge. There is no dignity in being the kid at school with unwashed clothing and a hungry belly. There is no dignity in eating food out of a garbage can. Every person is different and has different needs. Hesed House knows that by coming alongside people in a real way when they are facing homelessness, it is critical to meet their needs while also providing hope and community.
20%-Expanding Street Outreach
20%-Case Management & Therapy
20%-Safety Measures Due to COVID
20%-Providing Food for Shelter
20%-Supportive & Permanent Housing
This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.
50%-Continued support of homeless