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February 26, 2014

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February 26, 2014

This is my second year with H.O.M.E. as a handyman's assistant. I was placed here by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. I help the handymen make repairs for poor and elderly homeowners. We do things like restore heating and make electrical and plumbing repairs. Although the work is difficult, I experience great satisfaction in knowing that I have helped restore some level of comfort and dignity to the homeowner. I plan to continue here as long as I am able.

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

not change it.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 25, 2014

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February 25, 2014

Our campus ministry (Agape/Ecclesia) serves with H.O.M.E. each week. The students from Loyola help lead a bible study, clean, and share meals with the residences. Our congregation has greatly been enriched by sharing fellowship with the residents of H.O.M.E. The staff is professional and truly care for the residents and the volunteers. It is an encouragement to see organizations that are committed to caring for the elderly and meeting the needs of so many in Chicago.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 23, 2014

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February 23, 2014

We have served with HOME for over 10 years, on a yearly service trip to Chicago from Minneapolis. Our high school students and volunteers love getting to meet and hear the stories of the people whose homes they get to winterize. It's a blessing for these students to interact with these dear folks!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 22, 2014

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February 22, 2014

I have been on the board for several years and am impressed by what our "clients" feel for the care they are getting from H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E is definitely filling a void by giving low income Seniors a life worth living

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 21, 2014

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February 21, 2014

I have been volunteering in H.O.M.E.'s Pat Crowley House in Rodger's Park twice a month for about a year now, and all I can say is that I would wish to be nowhere else. I can see through the passion and care, as well as careful expertise, put into the daily operations by everyone within the house that this is truly a special place. I have come to love all of the residents and staff I have been working with, and I know that I am so grateful that such an organization exists to help those in such need.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 20, 2014

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February 20, 2014

I have been involved with H.O.M.E. since it was merely a spark of an idea to Michael Salmon, then a member The Little Brothers of the Poor [an organization that my father helped bring to Chicago from France]. He clearly saw a need for a service that did exactly what the acronym of its name means: to provide Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly. The organization that Michael and his wife Lilo brought into being, with the generous support of the Little Brothers, has grown wonderfully in the subsequent years through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, dedicated staff an generous donors. Very much following in the spirit of the Little Brothers' motto (flowers before bread), the people of H.O.M.E. provide dignity and compassion along with finding housing, dealing with the CHA, finding furniture, painting, shopping AND friendship for myriad elderly in Chicago. They serve as a model community in the successful practice of intergenerational living in the Nathalie Salmon House in Rogers Park that is nearing its 20th anniversary.

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I only wish that HOME could broaden the area from which they will come to pick up donated furniture.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 10, 2014

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February 10, 2014

H.O.M.E. does what no other nonprofit in Chicago does -- it goes into THE POOREST neighborhoods of the city to help the lowest income seniors with transportation and home repairs so that they can stay healthy and continue living safety in the community. EVEN BETTER, H.O.M.E. provides intergenerational, subsidized housing so that isolated seniors can live out their lives in a family setting, getting both any assistance they may need and also the warmth and companionship of people of all ages. Every dollar donated goes a LONG, LONG way.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

September 14, 2010

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September 14, 2010

I am currently interning with H.O.M.E. and feel truly privileged to play a role in this organization. They are a truly unique non-profit making a difference in the lives of low-income seniors in the city of Chicago. My experience with the staff has been a joy.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to witness the staff and volunteers working diligently to help low-income seniors live a life that allows them to maintain their independence in a safe environment.

Ways to make it better...

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

hope that they receive enough funding in the future to start their moving program back up.

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

how welcoming everyone is to newcomers. There is an immediate feeling that they are there to help people and welcome anyone who wants to fight for their cause

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

Friendly, knowledgable and capable

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

Make an even more incredible impact on the lives of low-income seniors throught the city of Chicago.Seniors coule stop worrying about how they will receive shelter,food,medication,etc.

Ways to make it better...

I could have even more time with the organization.

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

Not having enough funding to continue all of their programs that have been so helpful for the city's senior community.

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

They truly do the absolute best with what they have to work with and are making an impact on this city and its seniors.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 20, 2009

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December 20, 2009

A volunteer I'm driving the elderly to doctor's appt.,atores and hospital's. I am a handyman when needed for jobes around HOME. I hear people sa how glad they were that they decided to come to H.O.M.E.. Everyone cares, the intergenerational living with others dose not bother them and it makes life interesting.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helps the low income people.

Ways to make it better...

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

expect exercise from the residence.

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

The thank you's.

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

were very nice.

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

take care of more people.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time.

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

Money for operations and advertising.

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

They try.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 16, 2009

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December 16, 2009

I have been a volunteer at HOME for about a year now. I have worked in the field of homes and services for the aging for more than 13 years. HOME serves older adults on the south and west sides of Chicago who are most often experiencing the highest level of financial distress and are in significant need of support through affordable housing, home maintenance services,and assistance with moving. When I visited one of our apartment buildings I was moved by the residents I met and impressed with the staff. I am proud to be a supporter of HOME as it is truly worthy of philanthropic support.

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

visiting one of our homes and seeing the impact our program has on the people living and working there.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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