About HMHI

Located in the Quad Cities of IA and IL, we provide transitional and permanent housing for single-parent families who are without homes.

Granite City Food & Brewery pledges HMHI 20% on Feb. 23

dine to donate flier
Using this flier to purchase food at Granite City Food & Brewery on Feb. 23 will automatically donate 20% of your tab to HMHI! That’s a most appreciated tip for us!

Granite City Food & Brewery in Davenport, IA promises their patrons on February 23 that they’ll donate to HMHI 20% of every tab that’s paid accompanied by the flier on this page. Brighten up your your Monday with a trip to Granite City, and you’ll also add the light of hope to families experiencing homelessness here in the Quad Cities.

All food that day–even take out orders–are eligible for this fundraiser. Treat yourself, treat your family, and simultaneously help others who are suffering.

Granite City Food & Brewery

They’re open Monday, February 23 from 11 AM – 12PM. They’re serving a 
Full Menu until 11PM and Drinks until Midnight.

Remember to print out the flier accompanying this post, or stop by our offices and we’ll happily provide you with one. Fliers, however, may not be distributed on site at Granite City that day. Click the link to download a flier that you can print and share: Humility of Mary flyer 20% D2D (1) pdf.

We hope to see you at 5270 Utica Ridge Rd. in Davenport, IA [Map] on February 23, enjoying some delicious food and helping others as the same time.

dine to donate at Granite City

Fun Night at Michael’s Fun World: Benefit HMHI…and have fun!

Michael's Fun World Nite
Have fun and help HMHI’s program on February 21!

A fun night at Michael’s Fun World will offer a break from the winter blues for Quad City residents who are of legal age (21+) on February 21 from 7-10 pm. Small snacks will be provided for all participants with other concessions available for purchase. Bring your own beverages.

A $20 donation in advance secures your admission; tickets are available at the door for $25. Advance tickets are available here on our website or at our office [call 563/326-1330]. Proceeds of the event will benefit the programming of Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. and the single parent families experiencing homelessness whom we serve here in the Quad Cities. Your good time will help others.

Fun Night Activities

Michael’s Fun World offers go-karts, batting cages, lazer tag games, rock climbing, arcade games, bowlingo, a jungle zone, a gravity zone, and mini-golf. Friendly competition among friends, meeting new people, helping others…expect all this to combat winter blues and uplift our community by combating homelessness too. You deserve to have as much fun as your kids!

Michael’s Fun World is located at 354 West 76th Street, Davenport, IA 52806 [MAP], next to the Steeplegate Inn. Organize your friends to have an evening out for a good cause. We’ll be ready for you.

HMHI challenges supporters to match Kehl gift

Local governmental and business leaders joined Humility of Mary Housing to challenge supporters to match a major gift.  Bobby Kehl, of Kehl Management, has personally pledged to contribute $50,000 a year for Humility of Mary Housing for the coming five years, a total of $250,000. With Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba, Kehl joined Julie Bockenstedt, HMHI Executive Director, to call upon the public to match the Kehl donation over the coming five years.

Matching the Kehl Gift

HMHI hopes to inspire and challenge Quad City citizens and businesses to match the Kehl donation each year with new and increased donations.

“Donations from the community are incredibly important,” emphasized HMHI executive director Julie Bockenstedt.

“The grant funding is unpredictable now. It is also shrinking and so we depend on the community to help with the good work we are doing and helping people who are homeless quickly move into permanent housing.”

Coalition of Community Concern

Bobby Kehl, Kehl Management, and Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba

Mayor Bill Gluba directly invited Kehl to consider the generous pledge by personally touring him through various agencies that assist people experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty in Davenport, including HMHI. Bobby Kehl responded in keeping with the tradition of his family, citing the example of his parents Bob and Ruth who always made giving a top priority.

“Their legacy includes not only the partnerships they have with nonprofits across the state, but also the Kehl Diabetes Center of Unitypoint Health-Finley and the Robert & Ruth Kehl Center at Clarke University [of Dubuque, IA],” stated Kehl.

Kehl expressed his hopes for the success of the HMHI campaign:

Of course, one donation can only go so far. We’re excited about this challenge and the opportunity for you to do even more for the community. On behalf of my entire family, we wish you the best of luck in reaching your goal.

Responding to the Kehl Gift Challenge

Donations to the challenge can be made on this website, using the DONATE NOW button, or by check to HMHI’s office. Donation increases from current supporters and all donations from new supporters will count toward fulfilling the donation challenge.

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. values its partnership with community leaders and members. By providing essential services to the most vulnerable in the Quad Cities, we build a stronger future. Your support makes that possible.

Press Advisory: Acknowledge Kehl Family; Announce Community Challenge

Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter Acknowledge the Kehl Family and Announce Community Challenge

Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter will hold a Press Conference
to acknowledge the five year donation of the Kehl Management group to Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter and discuss current financial demands of both agencies and the means needed to assure shelter for those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Humility of Mary will announce a challenge to the Quad City community to match the Kehl donation over the next five years.

Date: Thursday November 20, 2014
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc., 1016 West 5th Street, Davenport, Iowa

Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba
Rhymn City Casino General Manager Mo Hyder
Bobby Kehl, a member of Kehl Management
Humility of Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter Executive Director Julie Bockenstedt
Humility of Mary Shelter Program Director Cindi Gramenz
*Participants will be available for questions after the Press Conference

The purpose of this press conference is to publicly thank the Kehl family and to raise awareness in the community of the important services provided by HMSI and HMHI. Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter hope to inspire and challenge Quad City citizens and businesses to match the Kehl donation each year with new and increased donations.

The Kehl contribution is $50,000 a year for both Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter. Over the course of five (5) years, each agency will receive $250,000.

For Further information contact:

Sandi Burrichter, Development Director
563-326-1330 sburrichter@humilityofmaryhousing.com

Bank of America partners with Humility of Mary Housing, Inc.

Bank of America partnership
Single parent families will receive shelter in the Quad Cities through our new partnership.

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is pleased to announce our new partnership with Bank of America. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded us a $10,000 grant. This funding will help us to assist the 75 families that we serve each year, as they work toward achieving greater self-sufficiency in their lives.

Support of our ongoing efforts is vital to our success in helping single parent families experiencing homelessness achieve their goals of independence and self-sufficiency. With corporate support like this, we can continue to contribute to the quality of life in the Quad Cities Area by promoting health and supplying the important human need of secure housing to two generations of citizens.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bank of America, through the work of their charitable foundation, aims to create a ripple effect of positive change and economic stability in communities across the country.

Thank you for your partnership, Bank of America! We look forward to an ongoing relationship with you.

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Patrons of Fall Sale Help Homeless Families

Fall Benefit Sale
Fall Benefit Sale augmented Humility of Mary Housing, Inc.’s ability to assist families experiencing homelessness while providing excellent merchandise to patrons and supporters.

A successful fall sale benefiting Humility of Mary Housing, Inc.’s programming, held October 17-18, helped fund the agency. Sale organizers reported that the two day sale netted $5400.

Certain desirable items from the sale that are still available will be posted on local online websites.

Collection of donations of used household items and clothing continues. Currently, the focus is on fall and winter clothing and outerware. Furniture is always welcome as the agency likes to provide basic household furniture to the incoming families in need. If possible, the families may take that furniture with them when they exit the program, to furnish their new housing of their own choosing.

Jazz Brunch 2014 created delicious memories

Jazz Brunch 2014

Jazz Brunch 2014 delivered a beautiful event of food and music in a lovely environment and upheld the tradition of past years. Once again, the weather contributed to the occasion as sunshine spilled over the early autumn landscape, creating a beautiful panorama just outside the plate glass windows of the Crow Valley Golf Club banquet rooms.

HMHI’s Development Committee is grateful to all 2014 Jazz Brunch sponsors, attendees, and all who contributed to making this an event to remember. Enjoy the sights of the brunch in this gallery of images.

HMHI to Hold Fall Benefit Sale October 17-18

Fall Benefit Sale

Look no farther for brand new and gently-used items for you, your family and your home. HMHI’s semi-annual benefit sale of donated items happens on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM both days.

Each item for sale is individually inspected, screened and approved for sale, assuring you of quality products in every area. As in past years, the sale will include furniture, clothing for men, women, children and babies, household goods, craft items, china and glassware, jewelry, books and more.

There’s something for everyone, and our prices can’t be beat.

HMHI Benefit Sale

The Fall Sale features seasonal and holiday items as well as fall and winter clothing. All clothing is sized, sorted and neatly displayed, making shopping convenient and fast.

HMHI utilizes the proceeds from these semi-annual sales to fund programming for single-parent families who are homeless. The sale became a mainstay of funding for the agency early in our 25 year history. From it’s inception as an occasional garage sale, the semi-annual Fresh Start sale has expanded to an ongoing operation at our agency headquarters.

There’s plenty of parking in our lot and on the street for shoppers, and there’s lots of merchandise on the tables ready for sale. Mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you at the fall sale.


2014 HMHI Participant Success [Infographic]

Eight out of ten of our program participants remained in our Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing programs a minimum of six months. We are pleased that 75% of all families exited our program to enter permanent housing.

HMHI participating familyBetween April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, we served 73 single parent families who were homeless, providing them with secure housing and supportive services and enabling them to regain housing stability.

With the help of our supporters, we will continue to improve the quality of life in our Quad Cities community.

How to Adopt an HMHI Family for Christmas

HMHI family at Christmas

Christmas, a time of giving, is a great time to assist a family experiencing homelessness, and HMHI is pleased to connect you with a family in need. You can provide gifts for a single-parent family or for an individual in our program.

An “Old Fashioned Christmas”

Our theme is “Old Fashioned Christmas,” from the Victorian suggestion that appropriate gifts consist of:

  • Something that you want,
  • Something that you need,
  • Something that you’ll wear,
  • Something that you’ll read.

Each of our participants select four wishes in keeping with this list.

How You Can Help

Contact us if you’d like to choose gifts to make our participants’ wishes come true.

Then drop off the new, unwrapped gifts (or gift cards) at our office no later than December 15. For more information, phone us at 563/326-1330, ext. 105.

adopt family Christmas

Thank you for making this holiday season special for HMHI families!