Celebrating the life of Paul Allen

Paul was a truly amazing man.  In life, he always stood out as a calm, efficient man.  Eloquent, soft spoken, not one for hanging around, he preferred to get to work.  He was extremely well educated, yet never made anyone feel inferior. Paul leaves behind a lifetime legacy of pursuing social justice, university education, and active efforts to help others to be more human.

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Volunteers changing the world!

Every day HHSI participants visit our Corner Closet at 6th and Vine or the Fresh Start Center at 3805 Mississippi Ave. At those sites, participants can gather the home furnishings, household and clothing items, and personal hygiene products they need. The items are free and assist the participant continue their journey towards stability, increased self-confidence and a firmer foundation to create a different future for themselves and their families.

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Susan Schwartz
HHSI collaborating to build short and long term strategy to increase housing opportunities

Following a November 2018 emergency meeting called by HHSI to ensure the Quad Cities winter emergency shelter opens on time, the QC Housing Cluster (QCHC) convened a visioning meeting in January 2019. HHSI managed the winter emergency shelter serving 386 persons - - in addition to the 70 plus persons who sought emergency shelter on a daily basis at the year round HHSI shelter.

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Update from Ashley Velez, Executive Director

With the start of July each year, we are reminded of a few things including the warm summer sun, children out on summer break, our rising river - -  and here at Humility Homes and Services, we begin our new fiscal year. The new fiscal year - - fiscal year 2020 - - marks the 30th anniversary since the Congregation of Humility of Mary established Humility of Mary Housing. Please watch out for events throughout the year recognizing the three decades of service.

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Susan Schwartz
Stacy's Story

Stacy, a mother of two children, and a 12 year US Veteran, found herself in a tough situation a few months ago. Being in a five year relationship that had suddenly turned physically violent, she knew she needed to flee the situation to keep herself and daughters safe. For a month or so Stacy found herself “couch surfing” between relatives homes. Stacy knew that she had to make a change and her first step was to reach out to the community to see what resources were out there.

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Invisible victims: Warmer weather, flooding threaten the homeless in Davenport

When river water rushed into apartments and businesses in downtown Davenport after a temporary flood wall failed April 30, it made national news. As the Mississippi River rose to a record crest, many of the affected individuals found themselves the source of media attention as people were eager to hear their stories and learn how they could help.

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