"Resiliency is often seen by others.
Others aren’t seeing the panic attack when getting on to the bus, the uncertainty that overshadows the choice to work without childcare, the exhaustion in asking four kids under 10 to finish their food, nor do they see the number of appointments I have for the 5 of us to ensure all the people in our lives know I am trying my best.
The abuse had finally gotten out of hand, and I left with all...more
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of families in Fort Collins?
Today is the day!
Colorado Gives Day is the perfect opportunity to show your kindness and generosity. You have the power to make a direct impact on families in need and change their lives for the better.
Don't believe us?
Meet Clara, a determined mother who once faced the daunting challenge of providing for her family while experiencing...more
At Family Housing Network (FHN), we hold a vision where family homelessness in Fort Collins is a rare, short-lived, and non-recurring issue. It's more than just a dream; it's a mission we're wholeheartedly dedicated to.
This mission comes to life through the incredible generosity of individuals like you, collaborative community partnerships, and the strong will of each family we serve.
In Northern Colorado, the concept of making...more
At Family Housing Network, our vision is to end family homelessness in Fort Collins. Our Overnight Program (FFH) stands as a beacon of your efforts. It's not just one of our programs; it's the very foundation of FHN. Born from humble beginnings, it was passionate individuals like you who ignited the spark that led to its inception in 2012. Through your unwavering commitment to supporting families, we have expanded to offer five distinct...more
Our 3rd annual Heroes for Homeless Families event on April 30, 2021 will honor some special community members who have stepped up in significant ways to serve our community's vulnerable homeless families. Each has used their influence to make a large impact. Some have served FHN, others have served our larger community. All have served with vision, generosity and love. FHN is blessed to be supported by an incredible group of caring businesses...more
Each year, Thanksgiving gives us time to pause and count our many blessings. No matter where we might be in our life’s journey, there are blessings to be cherished each day. For example, during this snowy northern Colorado week, our families were blessed with the generous warmth and shelter at Summitview Church throughout the storm.
Family Housing Network is based on blessing one another with our presence, time and gifts. Every day of...more
Fall is upon us. Our families are looking for rentals and excited to move into their own homes. The Sherwood House is under construction and looking for volunteer painters. Do you like to paint? Are you looking for an activity to spend some time with your family? Maybe painting can be your family fun activity! We can use your help. Please follow this link and join us, get a little dirty and help us make Sherwood beautiful for families to move...more
Three years ago this month Faith Family Hospitality (FFH) had been underway for six months, and as a founding member I wrote a Soapbox about us for the Coloradoan. At that time the original nine host faith communities had hosted an initial 13 families, with seven support faith communities helping.
Fast forward to the FFH Annual Meeting last month when we reported that 72 families have been hosted by 14 faith communities, with the...more
The first Faith Family Hospitality family that I met was Lance, Janie, their 3 year old daughter, Annabel and 2 year old son, Zander. Walt and I had arrived early at Peak Community Church for our first overnight hosting. The church was still locked, so we spent 15 minutes talking with Lance and Janie and watching the antics of the kids. Later, as we toured the church with the families, Zander came out of his bedroom with his Thomas the Train...more
Recently a father shared with me that as hard and strong as he tried to be, things kept falling apart. There was a glimmer hope for the day and by the end typically it fell into brokenness. He tried and tried to be a good husband, father and provider. It was when he gave it all up to God that he saw God’s presence in his family’s life. A promise in every day and hope was restored. So grateful for the welcome and service of the FFH fellowship,...more
Faith Family Hospitality is just one of the programs in our communities helping to tackle the challenges faced by families experiencing homelessness. We’ve already mentioned the work of The Matthews House HOST Program, providing a temporary home for children, youth, and families who are in a crisis situation, through volunteer...more