Humility is “that habitual quality whereby we live in the truth of things: …. the truth that our life is a composite of …. light and darkness; the truth that in our littleness we have been given extraordinary dignity...

Humility is saying a radical 'yes' to the human condition."

- Robert F. Morneau



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Grounded in their calling for a community that is “working for justice within the human family and caring for earth itself,” the 150-year-old Congregation of the Humility of Mary established Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. in 1990. Over the last 28 years, Humility of Mary Housing has assisted hundreds of families who experienced homelessness find safe and quality housing and assisted them re-establish their own loving homes. Humility of Mary Housing has led the effort in the Quad Cities to end homelessness and expand housing options and related supportive services for low-income families.

In September 2008, the only emergency shelter in the Quad Cities was facing bankruptcy. City and business leaders sought the Congregation’s help to keep the John Lewis Shelter open. Within 30 days, $300,000 was raised through collaborative efforts of business, philanthropic, religious, and personal donations. With funding secured, the Congregatio­­n founded Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. and over the last ten years, the doors of the shelter have remained open and services uninterrupted.

On July 1, 2018 Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. and Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. merged administrative and service operations.  The Humility Homes and Services, Inc. Team will continue to be guided by the Congregation’s commitment to building a more just community, and the fundamental belief that Housing Is a Human Right.



Board members represent a wide spectrum of expertise, including: former participants and persons who have experienced homelessness, religious, veterans, real estate, finance, business management, education, entrepreneurs, and social services.


We are a diverse, professional, innovative, and community-centered team committed to ending homelessness in the Quad Cities.

Participant Advisory Board

All HHSI services are participant-centered and always striving to make our services relevant to our participants daily lives. The Participant Advisory Board is the platform from which participant's share their experiences and opinions about HHSI's programs and services.


Housing is a Human Right.   Therefore, we practice radical acceptance and believe each person deserves a place they call home.  We welcome single adults and families at all stages of their journey towards housing stability.  



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Hours served by 189 volunteers

Households served from July 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018