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Humility Of Mary Housing Incorporated

Rating: 4.33 stars   6 reviews 1,062

Address:

3805 Mississippi Ave Davenport IA 52807 USA

Mission:

The organization provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for single parent families experiencing homelessness and offers opportunities for growth and development that could result in self-sufficient living.

Programs:

Humility of mary housing, inc. Provides homeless single parent families opportunites for growth and development that could result in self-sufficiency. The program provides: the support of a social worker, bi-weekly informative group meetings, christmas adoption, a clean, safe environment to raise children, access to a food pantry, access to clothing donations, thanksgiving & easter food baskets, fully furnished apartments, support of site manager at select sites, rent based on income, referrals to community resources, and budget/financial planning assistance.

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(563) 326-1330
www.humilityofmaryhousing.com

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Reviews for Humility Of Mary Housing Incorporated

Rating: 1 stars  

As a struggling single mother of two very young ones, I signed up with HMH back in 2006. The worker showed me one place only. Although I wasn't used to living "in in the hood", my options were non existent, so I accepted. The place was nasty, so I was rather taken aback when I was told that I would have to help clean up vacant places for new residents - something that apparently hadn't been done to my place. It took three grown women (myself, my sister, and my step-mom) all day to get the grease off the walls in the kitchen. There were dead roaches, as well as live ones. There was no type of assistance, other than the rent being pretty low (although, $350 for the place I was living in was not worth it). There were no doors inside the house, the bedrooms were just walk throughs. The other tenants used the back hallway as a garbage room (most of their residents are trashy). You have to get permission to spend the night else where, and you're not allowed guests past ten pm - which sucked for me because my friends and I all worked third shift. My worker, who I shall not name, looked as though she hadn't showered in days and hadn't washed her hair in weeks. Her intelligence was lower than an average pre-schoolers, and all she wanted to do was snoop into my personal life. I lived there less than 4 months (it was right next to a drug dealer's house), and I will never seek assistance from those fools again.

I've tried posting this twice, being told each time that "my review contains inappropriate language". I'm deleting a four letter word before roaches this time, but oh my god.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I first learned of HMHI through our local Chamber when asked to serve on the development board. The services provided by this organization make a tremendous impact on our community. Meeting the participants and hearing their success stories is heart warming. One participant's experience that stands out is going from homeless, to getting a college degree, full-time employment and coming back to HMHI to serve on the development board. The only thing that would make the program better is unlimited resources for funding so that even more lives can enjoy a "fresh start".

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and committed caring and concerned role models for the participants they help through the program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Having been involved with the Annual FRESH START BENEFIT SALE for Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. for many years I know if I were a single-parent who, for whatever reason, became homeless I would feel blessed to be accepted into this Program which provides Supportive, Transitional and Permanent Housing that takes people from Homelessness to Self-sufficiency. HMHI is celebrating its 20th year of service which has brought many wonderful success stories from former participants and their now grown children. These stories reflect all the love, caring and nurturing that makes this Program work. Over 600 families have applied for housing in the past year yet there are only 49 homes available. Funding is desperately need to expand this much-needed Program.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

finally take care of the great needs for the Homeless in this Community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The food pantry and clothing closet are open from 8-4:30, and service coordinators will sometimes stay late as needed, trying to accommodate those that have jobs but are still struggling to make ends meet. They don't stand over you the whole time your shopping. Plus, they listen to what the clients need and try to keep those things on hand as much as possible, including non-food items like tp and diapers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their emphasis on empowerment and self-determination.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand to serve more families. I believe they have around 600 apps a year and can only hold 47 families at a time.

Ways to make it better...

More funding we could use for specific items in high demand like diapers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

We are very fortunate to have Humility of Mary Housing in our community. HMHI provides much needed transitional housing services to single parents and does so with a unique blend of compassion and effiency. They provide food clothing and shelter for parents and children in dire need. Once immediate needs have been met, HMHI then works with the participants to help them get the skills and education that they need to help them become healthy, happy, productive citizens.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting the participants and seeing the great changes that HMHI has made in so many lifes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing. Their passion for their mission and compassion for the people that they serve is truly inspirational.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide services to the many more people in our community who need them desperately.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

What a wonderful organization! Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. helps, supports, and encourages growth of its participants. It serves as the transition to a better life for single parents and their children. HMHI serves a need and with greater funding could help an even longer list of people in need of such support, encouragement, and growth!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

to meet the people HMHI has helped. It is so great to see participants and former participants happy, safe, and healthy--and living a far better life than they were before encountering HMHI!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

phenomenal, selfless, encouraging, supporting.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

HELP MORE PEOPLE toward self-sufficiency!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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