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Volunteers Packing Food

What is
Families Helping Families?

FHF’s mission is to move families in DuPage County experiencing homelessness to self-sufficiency. We believe education is the best path to future stability. FHF assists our struggling neighbors on their journeys by providing housing and other resources and by matching them with wonderful volunteer mentors who help guide them every step of the way. 

We are so grateful to our generous donors and community for supporting the families in this life-changing program. A donation of only $35 pays one day’s rent and utilities for a family in the FHF program. And FHF has only one paid staff which means that virtually every single dollar donated goes to help the families we serve.

Did you know?

There is a common misconception that family homelessness is self-induced, or that somehow the family is to blame. When we get to know families facing homelessness, we discover that many times people are working as hard as they can and still cannot afford a place to live.


While the circumstances surrounding each family’s housing crisis differ, there is one universal truth: These are parents who care deeply about their children and who truly want to provide a better life for their family.


To achieve their goals, these families need people to believe in them, to give them opportunities, guidance and support, all provided with patience and empathy. This is where Families Helping Families excels.

FHF Benefit Fundraiser

Our 15th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auctions was held  on February 4, 2023 at Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville. 

This annual event is always our biggest fundraiser of each year.  This year's celebration was a wonderful success!

We are so grateful to all of our generous SPONSORS and donors.  This benefit continues to make it possible for us to provide for our 11 families as they work toward self-sufficiency.


Every donation truly matters and we are grateful for your ongoing trust and support in our mission. 

Please make a donation today to

help create a better future for struggling families.

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