HELP for Today ... HOPE for Tomorrow
HNS offers comprehensive emergency and basic needs services, case management and long-term solutions to help people who are struggling to overcome situational crises or escape the grips of poverty.
We provide stabilizing services 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 2020 through our Loveland and Berthoud offices:
- 5,355 residents in need were served
- 1,924 new clients were served
- 6,547 food baskets = $549,927.66 value of food distributed = groceries for 272,782 meals
- 274 homeless baskets were distributed
- 577 baskets were delivered to homebound seniors in partnership with Meals on Wheels
- 589 utility shut-offs were prevented
- 636 homeless children and adults received services through Family Promise of Larimer County and 137 Homeless Connection
- 21,829 articles of clothing was distributed
- 160 households received transportation assistance
- 530 families received Christmas Food Baskets
- 173 volunteers served 6,702 hours, valued at $182,294
- 83 community food drives (this does not include the many individual community members who donated significant amounts of food (especially during the time of limits at grocery stores)
HNS offers services that nurture children: a birthday closet with gifts and party in a bag, a Christmas Food Program & Christmas Store, Easter baskets, and 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.
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.