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AUGUST 2018
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We're here to serve, advocate, and change.

Humility Homes and Services--our new name embraces our historic and ongoing commitment to serve and advocate for change. We believe homelessness is a systemic social justice issue--a reversible circumstance, not a personal characteristic. 

Humility is “that habitual quality whereby we live in the truth of things - - the truth that in our littleness we have been given extravagant dignity”* Because we have been given dignity, humility means extending dignity to all people and saying “yes” to the human condition. Humility demonstrates our “radical acceptance” philosophy to serve all persons experiencing housing instability, near homelessness, and homelessness. Radical acceptance demonstrates the broad range of individuals we serve and the broad range of services we provide. 
*Robert F. Morneau  

With your ongoing support, together, we can end homelessness in the Quad Cities and  improve the quality of life here for all of us. 

From July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018,
Humility Homes and Services provided safe shelter for 560 persons and a total of 20,814 overnight stays.
Rodney Keenan speaks bluntly. The help he received from the newly merged housing organization, Humility Homes and Services, “saved my butt.”
Read his story in the news. Photo credit: The Catholic Messenger
The Salvation Army closed its emergency shelter to place families in more permanent situations.
“There's just not enough affordable housing in the Quad Cities and Scott County in particular right now.” ~John DeTaeye, Development Director for Humility Homes and Services.
See KWQC News coverage HERE.
On July 26, a coalition of housing providers canvassed Davenport to count people living on the streets: sleeping on abandoned porches (above), parking lots, cars or on the riverbank.
In only two hours we engaged 22 people.
Learn about what happened HERE.
Share your thoughts and ideas:  We want to learn more about your ideas to end homelessness in the Quad Cities.  If you read or hear about a housing initiative in other cities, want to suggest a book or recent article about housing, or share your own suggestion for a housing initiative, please share them with us. 
Please email John at jdetaeye@humilityofmaryhousing.com   
How I Managed to Volunteer, Despite Being an Introvert  By Sarah J.
I did it. I volunteer at Humility Homes & Services, Inc. I've wanted to earn the I-am-a-regular-volunteer status forever, and homelessness has been on my mind for a long, long time. But...I'm an introvert. Free pass? No. Read the whole story here!


Fall Fresh Start Benefit Sale

Friday, September 28, 8AM-4PM
Saturday, September 29, 9AM-3PM
3805 Mississippi Ave., Davenport IA
All proceeds benefit people experiencing homelessness in the Quad Cities.Your donations of gently-used household goods, furniture, and clothing are still welcome. Bring them to our warehouse (3805 Mississippi Ave) M-F between 8AM-4PM.
Transportation is crucial to our participants' success. Our Service Coordinators daily help participants keep their doctor appointments, meet with counselors, and attend scheduled job interviews. If you or someone you know could donate a van, small SUV or large car, contact Patti Trapp at 563-326-1330 or ptrapp@humilityofmaryhousing.com.
Birdies Update! Thank you to all who contributed to Birdies for Charity! Contributions to Humility Homes and Services and all our community partners make the Quad Cities a better place for all. We thank the John Deere Classic for generosity and support!  
QUAD CITIES CROP HUNGER WALK   Sunday, October 7
Join the Humility Homes and Services Team or support the global movement to fight hunger and access to clean water by clicking HERE.
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