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What is
Families Helping Families?

FHF provides apartments and volunteer mentors to families facing homelessness in DuPage County while they are working to reclaim their lives through education. A donation of only $35 will pay one day’s rent and utilities for a family. FHF has only one paid staff, so almost every dollar we raise is a dollar that helps the homeless.

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. But to achieve that goal, they need people to believe in them, to give them opportunities--and who will provide guidance and support with patience and empathy. This is where Families Helping Families excels!

FHF Benefit Fundraiser

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


This annual event is always our biggest fundraiser of each year.  We are so grateful to all of our generous SPONSORS and wonderful donors.  This benefit continues to make it possible for us to provide for our 11 families as they work toward self-sufficiency.
 

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