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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

How H.O.M.E. is a home-away-from-home for this intern

Posted by Bethany Dadisman on Apr 29, 2019 10:48:00 AM

During these past few months, I have realized how easily a house, a physical building or a place of work, can become a home, a place with emotional attachment, where I feel like I belong.

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Topics: community, internships, impact, intergenerational relationships, affordable housing

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Volunteers bring hope to seniors

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 27, 2017 10:01:01 AM

"[I have an] increased knowledge that there are still good people in the world. People that came to my home were friendly and professional."

Each year, nearly 500 H.O.M.E. volunteers give seniors comfort and joy. You can give hope to seniors today.

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Topics: volunteer, community, Giving Tuesday, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Velma shops with Ernest

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 20, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Our Shopping Bus helps seniors living in affordable senior buildings all throughout Chicago. Our bus driver Ernest is beloved by riders who he helps to get from their residence to grocery stores where they can shop for groceries, medication, and household items.

96-year-old Velma loves this program, and Ernest. She says, "I'm not too steady on my feet so one day I asked Ernest to help me [around the store] and he's helped me ever since."

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Topics: shopping bus, Giving Tuesday, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Bernadette has a warm place to live

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 13, 2017 9:03:00 AM

“It was so hard on me. I’d lived in that house since I was 9-going-on-10.”

Bernadette recently moved from her family home where she’d lived since 1962. She said she couldn’t have done it without help.

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, impact, Moving Program

Celebrating 35 Years of H.O.M.E.!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 2, 2017 2:34:19 PM

Last week nearly 300 H.O.M.E. supporters came together to celebrate H.O.M.E.'s 35th Anniversary at our Annual Celebration Dinner!

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Topics: community partners, philanthropy, impact, Annual Celebration Dinner

5 Ways You Helped Support Seniors in 2016

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Oct 17, 2016 5:36:48 PM

 

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Topics: senior independence, impact, Resources and tips for seniors

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Volunteers bring warmth to seniors

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Nov 23, 2015 3:00:00 PM

H.O.M.E. volunteers mean the world to seniors during Chicago's brutal winters. The winter can be costly and dangerous for seniors who lack the financial means or physical ability to winterize their homes themselves.

H.O.M.E.’s Weatherization Program provides a safe, simple, and affordable option to low-income seniors in Chicago.

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Topics: volunteer, food security, safety, Giving Tuesday, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Partners in Independence

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 16, 2015 11:01:07 AM

As part of our Giving Tuesday Impact series this year, you've read about a couple of ways that H.O.M.E. makes a difference in the lives of seniors every day. 

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Keeping seniors warm in Chicago winters

Posted by Michael Laz on Nov 2, 2015 11:29:50 AM

Chicagoans will tell just about anyone from anywhere that we have the coldest winters in the world. And while someone from Fargo may have a valid argument otherwise, we can all agree that yes, Chicago winters are cold.

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Topics: senior independence, food security, safety, fall prevention, Giving Tuesday, impact, aging in community

10 Ways You Helped Make an Impact in 2015!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Oct 26, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Happy New Year! October 1st launched a new fiscal year for H.O.M.E. and we said goodbye to 2015.

The work we did last year would not have been possible without the help of our network of donors, volunteers, and partner. Your time, treasure, and talent meant a great deal to us! We would not be able to do the work we do without your philanthropy.

Here are 10 ways your support of H.O.M.E. helped make an impact.

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Topics: food security, celebrate, philanthropy, impact