Josiah's Story: Celebrating an Anniversary

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. 

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Grant's Story: A Seminarian Volunteers at Humility

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.

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Homelessness in Community College

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. 

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In Our Own Voices: Chris

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. 

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Vote!

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.

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Community intervention moves veteran from alley to apartment

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:

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How I Volunteer, Despite Being an Introvert

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.

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Hope and Counting the Homeless

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. 

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