JOURNEYS Journal: January 2022
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JOURNEYS Journal Contents:
Happy New Year - JOURNEYS News 
Homeless Memorial  - Leap Into HOPE 
Volunteer Opportunites - Ways to Support
Words cannot describe how grateful we are for your generosity throughout 2021! We look forward to your continued support and partnership in the new year.
Services + Support + Shelter = Stability. The three keys to supporting those most in need with a secure and stable life are services, support, and shelter.
 In 2021 JOURNEYS has housed 91 people including 30 children.
 JOURNEYS works hard every day supporting clients with over 60 services, with the ultimate goal of helping clients find a place to call home.

With your help these things are possible. Whatever the amount, your donation makes a difference. Financial support helps to make JOURNEYS support and prevention programs possible. Your gift helps build a community in which all families have the support they need to thrive.
Home For The Holidays

With the help of JOURNEYS HOPE Center Manager, Jon Rapp, and your support, two families have been reunited in time of the holidays.
The first was a single parent with two children who recently lost their housing. The day they came to JOURNEYS for assistance, they were placed into the emergency hotel program for two nights. During this time, Jon coordinated travel plans between them and their family in North Carolina. Jon was able to purchase and arrange transportation to downtown Chicago, and Greyhound tickets to North Carolina so they could be with their family.

The second was a temporarily unemployed young woman who experienced the sudden and unexpected loss of her partner. She came to JOURNEYS for help and explained that she really wanted to be with her parents in Arizona to be able to rebuild her life. Jon was able to purchase Greyhound tickets for her journey back to Arizona and her family.

Everyone at JOURNEYS hopes that they will be able to get back on their feet while spending precious time with their family.
The week before Christmas JOURNEYS Volunteer Coordinator, Heidi Meier, Driver, Bob Graese, and Development Associate, Ellen Prather delivered presents to everyone sheltering in the emergency hotel program.
The presents brought joy and a smile not only to the faces of those who received them but to the staff that delivered them.

Thank you to JOURNEYS faith partners that donated the gifts, Kingswood United Methodist Church, St. Mark Lutheran Church and their sister sites, and Holy Family Catholic Community.
This holiday season, JOURNEYS has seen tremendous kindness and generosity from individuals, school groups, girl scout troops, and organizations. They organized food, winter clothing, and toiletry drives.
Others donated holiday gifts for families, made individual care bags
 and other essential items.
With your support, the food pantry and clothing closet shelves are full. No one that comes to JOURNEYS for food or clothing assistance is ever turned away. 
JOURNEYS is blessed to have incredible partnerships that support JOURNEYS mission!
JOURNEYS Homeless Memorial
On December 21st, JOURNEYS | The Road Home held a
Homeless Memorial Service that honored the area’s homeless
who passed away during the year as many did not have
a service at the time of their passing.

You can watch the ceremony below or on
JOURNEYS YouTube Channel.
Leap Into HOPE
Mark your calendars to attend JOURNEYS
Event Chairs Caroline Starr and Fernando Egea Invite you to
JOURNEYS | The Road Home’s
Friday | 25th | FEBRUARY 2022
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Metropolis Ballroom | Arlington Heights, IL

This fun night will include a variety of casino games including blackjack, craps, and roulette. We will also be sharing updates on the
Building for HOPE Capital Campaign project! 

Tickets are $100
Includes $25 in casino chips, food, and a 3-hour open bar
All casino winnings provide tickets for exciting raffle packages.

Split The Pot Raffle
Tickets $25 each
Leap Into HOPE
Volunteer Opportunites
JOURNEYS HOPE Center Volunteers Needed
Whether you can volunteer once a week, or once a month, or even once a year there may be a volunteer position available for you.
Learn more
PADS Site Volunteers Needed
Learn more
Amazon Smile
When you shop on Amazon, you can help raise money for
JOURNEYS | The Road Home by using Amazon Smile.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to JOURNEYS. There is no additional cost to you!

Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile turned ON under the settings menu in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to JOURNEYS, listed as PADS to HOPE, Inc.

Thank you for your support!
JOURNEYS Amazon Wishlist
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