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Thank you for your interest in supporting Hope Haven, DeKalb County’s homeless shelter. Your gift will provide shelter, food, and supportive services to hundreds of homeless men, women, and children living in our community each year.

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Get Help

1. I’m at risk of becoming homeless, what should I do?
Call us at 815-758-5765 as soon as you think you’re at risk. We will provide you with resources that may prevent you from becoming homeless.

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Here are some areas where we need volunteers:

Providing evening meals: Volunteers serve and provide all the evening meals at the Hope Haven shelter.  We urge anyone who would like to volunteer to contact one of the following churches or other organizations who provide meals on a regular basis.  Let them know you want to help with meals for Hope Haven!

Christ Community Church 815-787-6161

Congregation Beth Shalom 815-756-1010

Evangelical Free Church 815-756-8729

First Congregational 815-758-0691

First Lutheran 815-758-0643

New Hope Missionary Baptist 815-756-7906

Newman Catholic Center 815-787-7770

St. Mary’s of DeKalb 815-748-5654

St. Mary’s of Sycamore 815-895-3275

St. Peter’s Episcopal 815-895-2227

Sycamore United Methodist 815-895-9113

United Methodist Church of Waterman 815-264-3991

Westminster Presbyterian 815-756-2905

Collect crucial items for shelter residents: Groups and individuals provide enormous support by doing drives or using “extreme couponing” to collect the following items for our residents.  Contact the shelter at 815-758-5765 to arrange a drop off from your drive!

Diapers and wipes

Women’s Sanitary products

Cleaning Supplies (Pine Sol, Windex, bathroom cleaner, etc.)

Napkins and Paper Towels

Toilet Paper and Liquid Soap

Dish Soap and Laundry Detergent

Trash Bags (33+ and 13 gallon) and Freezer Bags (Gallon),

Lunch Bags and Sandwich Bags

Razors and Shaving Cream, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, Deodorant

Towels, Pillows

Serving Gloves (Food)

Coffee, Sugar, and Creamer

Lunch Meat

Milk, Juice Boxes

Canned goods

Cereal and breakfast food

Office Supplies (pens, copy paper, tape, staples, etc.)

Help organize Night by Night with your group/community: Each spring, hundreds of members of the community send in Night by Night donations.  We provide special envelopes, designating gifts to provide one or more nights of shelter.  If you or your group could help with this, contact us at 815-758-3166. You too can help the homeless “One Night at a Time”.

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