Category Blog


27 Apr

Your support made Brittany safe!

Although she was only in first grade, Brittany* already felt like a burden.

13 Feb

Sasha’s life turned around, all because of YOU!

Sasha* had a lot to worry about as a freshman in high school: staying on top of her grades, trying to fit in at school, and trying to have a normal life.  Her family had to flee their home so her mom could escape an abusive relationship.

2 Feb

Transforming lives through art and advocacy

Betsey and her family were denied state shelter twice because she made $68 more than the eligibility rules allow. With nowhere else to go, her family lived in a car for two weeks

17 Oct

A full time job or caring for your son: what would you choose?

I never used to think of myself as an advocate.I would just stay on the sideline and not get involved because it didn’t affect me or I didn’t know what to do. I’d just give up and go with whatever life dealt. But then my 4 year old, non-verbal son was diagnosed with autism.

17 Oct

Who doesn’t hate getting bitten by bugs?

Nadia,* a third grader living in an emergency shelter with her grandmother, is thoroughly disgusted by insects. On top of that, she’s even more afraid of getting bitten by one – or worse, an animal – so going on a nature hike during HFI’s summer camp was her worst nightmare.

19 Aug

Jordan made the honor roll thanks to you!

For a nine year old girl, Jordan* had a lot of stress, having experienced homelessness for a long time.