Update on Katie - Winning Moments: From Homeless to Registered Nurse
Josiah's Story: Celebrating an Anniversary
The story only begins with a misguided teen who became essentially homeless. It doesn’t end in a lost life.
The story continues in patient rooms in the Surgical Specialty Unit of Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport. In those rooms, some patients may be headed on the same path Katie Langan, RN, was once on.
Grant's Story: A Seminarian Volunteers at Humility
On May 10 Josiah will celebrate one year of being in his own home. Josiah has schizophrenia. For many, the disease can have debilitating impacts on relationships with family and friends. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, approximately 1% of the US population lives with schizophrenia - - - while nearly 20% of the population experiencing homelessness suffers from the disease.
Valerie's Story: My 3 Children Are My Biggest Cheerleaders
This past December I made the decision to take a semester off from my studies at Mundelein Seminary. My Vocation Director suggested that a good place for me to spend part of my time would be at Humility Homes and Services in their Fresh Start Donation Center. I have been volunteering here part-time since January and the last week of April will be my last at Humility Homes.
My 3 children were excited for me and become my biggest cheerleaders. Terrance, my oldest son states “I’ve seen you endure some of the toughest of times. Having me as a teenage mother brought its own challenges. I’m proud of you!”
Blackhawk's Bix Bistro Brunch: Thank You!
If there is one thing I want people to know about me it is that I am all about dignity, love and goodness.
New Iowa Housing Partnership will coordinate advocacy to create more affordable housing
Thank you all for coming out to the Blackhawk's Bix Bistro Brunch! Thank you Blackhawk Hotel for your generosity and community Spirit!
Homelessness in Community College
A woman who underwent a hysterectomy only days before drove around Davenport seeking $500 to provide a rent deposit for herself and her five children.
In Our Own Voices: Chris
1 out of 2 community college students lack secure housing; 14 percent are homeless.
“One thing I always tell people, you’ve got to keep going, no matter what,” Bre said. “You have to be optimistic, even in the crazy situations.” A student at DC’s Trinity University, Bre represents our nation’s future and the hard realities facing 1 our 2 college students today.
Comments from the 10th Anniversary of the Shelter
Homelessness can be a rough life and has been over the last twenty years of my life. But in different ways it can be a rewarding life too. Getting one with God’s nature, opening up your heart and eyes to surroundings of God’s nature and beauty He put in front of us.
On behalf of the team at Humility Homes and Services I wanted to thank you for your ongoing commitment to those in our community without a home.
Hunger and Homelessness Week 2018
Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz Guest Editorial “A Day to Celebrate Your Right to Vote” invites us to update our voter registration information on Tuesday, September 25, at Lafayette Park, 4th and Gaines in Davenport, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Community intervention moves veteran from alley to apartment
Learn more about this year’s observance of Hunger and Homelessness Week.
How I Volunteer, Despite Being an Introvert
The Humility Homes and Services Outreach Team is always reaching out to persons living in precarious housing situations and especially when they are living in “public and private spaces not designed for human beings.”
Here is a story that happened just last week. Thank you to the downtown business person who alerted us to a Veteran living in an alley:
Hope and Counting the Homeless
Until June, 2018, I was a non-volunteering chicken. My kids were older now, my family supportive of my desire to help. I drove my friends nuts talking about wanting to volunteer. There was that insistent voice inside my head saying: GO HELP. But what if I was turned away? Making that phone call, meeting the helpers, seemed so intimidating.
Agencies merge to create Humility Homes and Services Inc.
Twice a year, teams of volunteers spread out across the Quad Cities to count people experiencing homelessness that are living on the streets. A separate count is completed for persons already living in shelters and enrolled in services.
Migration and Homelessness: Overcoming Insurmountable Obstacles
Ten years after Humility of Mary Housing Inc. took over a Davenport homeless agency before it closed its doors, the organization is now combining its two separate operations into one.
For several months each year, my husband and I volunteer where Mexico borders Arizona at a center that gives aid to migrants. In the morning, we cross through an official gate in the border wall (yes, there is one already) into Mexico.