Hope for the Journey Home
We are excited to be a part of Guardian Angel's Young Adult Ministry's "Band Together, Fight Hunger" fundraiser on Saturday, June 16 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.
Please join us for an evening of incredible music, featuring:
Midwest CMA artist, Chaunte Shayne, who opened for Nashville recording artist Stephanie Quayle at HJH's last fundraiser.
Local favorites, Diminished Faculties, a rocking cover band made up of faculty from Hill-Murray.
Nashville singer/songwriter, David Ray, who co-wrote Jake Owen's current smash, I Was Jack (You Were Diane) - currently #8 on the Billboard Country Music Charts!
These three bands will be competing to see who can raise the most money for our local food shelves and Hope for the Journey Home.
Tickets are available at the door: $18 for adults and $13 for anyone under 21 years. Admission includes food and drinks.
Please click HERE to view our needs for the week of June 17 - 23. (Overnights: Wed  & Sat ).
Please click HERE to view our needs for the week of June 24 - 30. (Dinners: Sun  & Mon . Overnights: Tues , Fri  & Sat ).
Please click HERE to view our needs for 4th of July week, July 1 - 7. (MOST shifts still available).
Please click HERE to view our needs for the week of July 8 - 15. (ALL shifts available).
We are currently in need of Gallon size ziplock freezer bags, Full size bedding (fitted & flat sheets and comforters), and 5" paper plates.
Give a Gift
Hope for the Journey Home relies on the continued support of the community. You may make a tax deductible contribution at any time by clicking HERE and selecting "Quick Give" on the left hand side of the page.
Please be sure to select "Hope for the Journey Home" from the dropdown menu.
Take a Moment to Think About It
If you were facing significant financial hardship, wouldn't you do everything you could to keep a roof over your (and your children's) heads? Would you run up all of your credit cards in a desperate attempt to stay off of the streets? Would you sell all of the non-essentials in an effort stay in your home? Would you skip meals?
Now imagine the stress all of this places on you and your family. Would your health deteriorate? Would you begin missing days at work in order to handle legal problems arising from financial crisis? Would you become depressed and anxious? Would it affect family relationships?
What would this do to your self-esteem? Your sense of worth?
Imagine, now, the difficulty, after all of this, of re-establishing "yourself." Your credit may be shot, your health is possibly poor, your relationships are strained or broken.
While not everyone responds to crisis in the same way, it is important that we really stop and "Think About It." Put yourself in the shoes of those served at Hope for the Journey Home. Close your eyes and imagine yourself facing this sort of situation. How would you respond? Who could you turn to for help?
These are our friends and neighbors. They are children who attend school with our children. They are real people, with real names and faces. They are NOT strangers.
A short video on who we are and what we do at the shelter is available HERE.
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