What We Do
HNS offers comprehensive emergency and basic needs services, case management and long-term solutions to help people overcome situational crises or escape the grips of poverty.
We provide “Resources to Survive & Vision to Thrive” as we directly impact people’s lives and offer a hand-up approach to those who have found themselves in a financial or situational crisis.
How we helped thousands of people in 2017:
- 6,815 unduplicated individuals served, 23% increase from 2016
- 685 new households
- 5,931 food baskets, distributed 345,643 pounds of food
- Provided 27,425 articles of clothing
- 511 individuals received transportation assistance
- 250 children received Back-to-School gift cards
- 541 homeless children and adults received shelter through 137 and Angel House
- 527 households received utility shut-off prevention assistance
- 86 community food drives
- 13,628 pounds of fresh produce donated
- 18,475 volunteer hours served
HNS offers services that nurture children: a birthday closet with gifts and party in a bag, Adopt a Family for Christmas Food Program & Christmas Store, Easter baskets, other activities offered by community members.
HNS screens for all of the City of Loveland programs for low-income families and seniors: Chilson Recreation Center discount passes and youth scholarships, COLT Bus and Paratransit applications, screenings for Food and Utility Tax Rebate Program, COL Utility HANDS Program.
Berthoud HNS provides youth scholarships for the Berthoud Recreation Center.
*Each head of household is required to complete a Financial Literacy course offered by community, online and at HNS Life Center to receive extended services from our programs.
One in five people in Larimer County currently lives in poverty.
We serve all people regardless of their age, disability, sex, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or faith. Many of our clients are young working families who are struggling to make ends meet, or single parents who are trying to provide basic needs for their families and to keep their families safe. We also serve clients who are on fixed incomes such as senior citizens, veterans, people with disabilities, and people experiencing job loss due to illness or employment layoff. Approximately half of our clients are school-aged children within the families that we serve.