We believe single moms are some of the hardest working people on the planet. It is our joy and honor to come alongside them in times of crisis so they can re-gain stability, break cycles of poverty, and build a new legacy for their families. If you or someone you know is in need, please reach out and let us serve you.

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Mission

To empower single mothers to build a new legacy.

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Vision

Every motivated single mom in our community is empowered to build a new legacy for her family.

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Values

Christ-like Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Accountability Being willing to answer for the outcomes resulting from your choices, behaviors, and actions.

Independence Having the resources to be able to survive without outside assistance and free from outside control.

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Why

Women & children are the new faces of family homelessness, projected to make up the vast majority of family homelessness in the future

Most homeless mothers have experienced severe physical & sexual abuse in BOTH childhood & adult relationships

This results is post-traumatic stress (psychic numbing, rage reactions, re-living past trauma, depression, anxiety, endless watchfulness, sleeplessness), interfering with the ability to meet their family’s needs

The children of homeless mothers have experienced violence, chronic loss and instability causing them to exhibit physical and emotional challenges

-From The National Center for Family Homelessness


In the News…

 
 
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The History…

1991                Founding of Fellowship Housing

Responding to a need in the community for housing, three local families formed Fellowship Housing (FH) as a 501(c) which provided subsidized housing for families in need.  Quickly, there was a realization of the need for social services to be provided along with housing.

1994               First Golf Outing

1997              Purchased Property for the First Time

in ‘97 and the years following, FH Housing was established in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg

2006               Began Incorporating Community Partnerships

2006-7           Debt Retirement/Tax Match Program launched

2009               First Gala

                        First Graduate receives a Habitat for Humanity Home

2010                Support a Mom/Family Sponsorship Program Launched

2013                Launched Investor Property Program

2018                Launched Legacy Scholarship Program

                        Expanded housing into Elgin Community