Loving Our Families Virtual Event
September 12th - 19th, 2020
Thank you to all who contributed to this awesome event! We raised over $6,500 to support local families and transform their houses into homes. Many blessings to all who donated! See below the beautiful families we will be serving this fall and winter:)
The Riak Family
Rhoda, her mother and 3 kids currently live in a 3 bedroom apartment. As a refugee from Sudan, Rhoda appreciates the small things in life and seeks stability, safety and a place for her kids to play. She applied to the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership program and is currently working on her sweat equity hours needed to obtain her house.
The Walker Family
Whitney is a single mom of 4 amazing little girls. She is committed to putting her family first and finding a safe space for her daughters. She applied to the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership program and is currently working on her sweat equity hours needed to obtain her house.
The Abbas Family
Abood and Nagwa came to the United States 3 years ago as refugees from Egypt. They now have a 1 year old daughter, Mia. They are seeking stability after a long time suffering as refugees in Lebanon. They applied to the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership program and are currently working on their sweat equity hours.
The Gonzalez Family
Meet Maribel and her family. She left her husband who was abusing her oldest daughter from another relationship. After ending the marriage, she entered the Bridge Communities Program unable to afford the rent on her apartment. While at Bridge, she paid off all her debt, and returned to school. She also found a better paying position. She purchased a condo last month in Elgin after graduating Bridge's 2 year transitional housing program.
The Allison Family
Felicia immigrated to the United States from Liberia in 2003. She is a single mom of 4 children. She applied to the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership program for stability. She has moved frequently and is currently part of the Housing Voucher program where the stability of staying in a home for more than 2 years is very limited. She has always wanted to own a home but hasn't been able to find an affordable option.
NH 4 program
Naomi's house will be graduating at least one more woman this year into the NH4 program. We will be furnishing her apartment where she will live transitionally for one year and then be offered the opportunity to stay and take over the lease. Naomi's house mission is to LOVE back to life, set-free, restore, and equip women in the sex industry, victims of sex trafficking, depression and chemical addictions, to live healthy, hopeful, and Christ centered lives.