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ICCF Community Homes

New Doors & Windows for Family Haven

THANK YOU! With your help, we reached our goal for new windows & doors at Family Haven!
US$20,030
raised of US$20,000 target
by 23 supporters
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Closed on 03/12/2022
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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Opening Doors for Families Experiencing Homelessness

In honor of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov 12 - 20), ICCF Community Homes is shining the spotlight on Family Haven, our family shelter. After 30+ years of service, the shelter is in need of new doors and windows to continue keeping families safe, warm, and dry.

All the doors and windows at Family Haven are original to the property, making them 30+ years old! We need your help to continue welcoming families into a safe, warm, secure environment. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for new doors and windows at Family Haven.

Maximize Your Giving with Dollar-for-Dollar Match

Thanks to our amazing friends at Lake Michigan Credit Union , every gift is being matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000! Please help us take full advantage of this opportunity with your best gift.

What is Family Haven?

Family Haven is a 6-unit shelter for families experiencing homelessness in the Grand Rapids area. It's maintained by ICCF Community Homes, a local nonprofit housing developer. The shelter keeps mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters - entire families - together in clean and private housing units, with the hope of moving them to permanent housing in 30 days.

What resources are available to families experiencing homelessness?

The ICCF staff comes alongside families during their stay at Family Haven to identify the barriers that lead to homelessness, while also helping them secure permanent housing, employment, transportation, and educational opportunities. ICCF's team of Housing Resource Specialists also help families develop personal goals, encouraging them to identify and utilize their own strengths to achieve goals.

Families that leave Family Haven for permanent housing still have access to ICCF support. Housing Resource Specialists remain available for up to six months as they transition to more stable housing. These individuals are meant to be advocates and accountability partners, ensuring a smooth transition to stable housing.

About the charity

Founded in 1974, ICCF Community Homes meets the housing needs of families by providing emergency housing, affordable rental housing, and homeownership education opportunities. Our mission is to ensure equitable opportunity, affordable housing & thriving neighborhoods.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$20,030.00
Online donations
US$4,065.00
Offline donations
US$15,965.00
Direct donations
US$3,725.00
Donations via fundraisers
US$340.00

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