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Mayor's office announces beneficiaries in 2014 charity bash

VALPARAISO | Six local charities will receive funds from Mayor Jon Costas' 10th annual charity event. 

July 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Housing Opportunities in the running for project with Ty Pennington

VALPARAISO | Ty Pennington could be coming to Valparaiso.

June 29, 2014 3:00 pm

Center Twp. to limit board appointee terms

VALPARAISO | By a unanimous vote, the Center Township Board agreed to make an unwritten rule limiting the terms of its appointee to the Valparaiso School Board a written rule.

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm
Charmin matches local donation to homeless shelter

Charmin matches local donation to homeless shelter

VALPARAISO | The makers of Charmin toilet paper surprised a local homeless shelter and 11-year-old boy by matching the boy’s recent donation of 1,400 rolls.

April 09, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Housing Opportunities receives donation

Housing Opportunities receives donation

VALPARAISO | Housing Opportunities was the recipient Friday of a shipment of food from someone who knows food well.

January 24, 2014 5:43 pm Photos

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Project Neighbors to buy former clinic for low-rent apartments

Project Neighbors to buy former clinic for low-rent apartments

VALPARAISO | Paul Schreiner looked out into the parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Church and couldn't help but notice a rusted out car parked there nearly every Sunday.

December 10, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Video highlights plight of Porter County's homeless youth

Video highlights plight of Porter County's homeless youth

VALPARAISO | Joey Furdeck learned first-hand about the harsh reality of homeless children in Porter County after volunteering his time with Housing Opportunities.

November 09, 2013 8:15 pm Video
Housing Opportunities partners with Rainbow International for local food drive

Housing Opportunities partners with Rainbow International for local food drive

VALPARAISO | Housing Opportunities and Rainbow International of Northwest Indiana Restoration and Cleaning have partnered together for a local food drive. When booking a service between now and March 1, 2013 with Rainbow International of NWI, a customer may donate any item on the Housing Opp…

December 11, 2012 3:44 pm
Housing Opportunities parades through Porter County on GIVE Day

Housing Opportunities parades through Porter County on GIVE Day

VALPARAISO | Housing Opportunites, an organization committed to offering housing hope by offering programs encompassing prevention, crisis intervention, and permanent housing, is one of 17 non-profits that will  benefit from Porter County GIVE Day.

November 08, 2012 10:47 am
Helping Children Succeed Through Challenge

Helping Children Succeed Through Challenge

VALPARAISO | Providing for three children can be challenging for any parent, but for Laurie Bruck, the challenge is extraordinary. Not only is Bruck a single mother, but she’s also unable to walk, making it difficult to earn enough money to support herself and her three children. Fortunately…

October 08, 2012 7:00 am
20 UNDER 40: Andrea Proulx Buinicki

20 UNDER 40: Andrea Proulx Buinicki

In 2011 Andrea Proulx Buinicki built upon a 16-year career in fundraising by starting her own philanthropy consulting firm, Giving Focus. The Valparaiso resident came up with the name of her firm because in her business she wants to focus on the act of giving.

September 25, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Catholic Youth Xperience focuses on service

VALPARAISO | The American dream of owning a home has never been more difficult than during the economic downturn in recent years. For others, keeping a home has been similarly challenging.

July 25, 2012 12:00 am
Young Chesterton girl shows her philanthropic spirit

Young Chesterton girl shows her philanthropic spirit

CHESTERTON | Philanthropy is defined as the love of people. There are many ways to be philanthropic, whether it is volunteering, serving on a nonprofit board of directors or committee, or giving a financial gift, just to name a few. As we go through life, how we want to “love people,” and ho…

June 06, 2012 7:27 pm

Share your garden bounty with neighbors in need

VALPARAISO | You may be one of the 43 million Americans who grow more food in their home gardens than they can use, preserve, or give to friends. You can help reduce hunger in your community by growing an extra row in your garden and sharing the excess garden bounty with the Housing Opportun…

May 08, 2012 8:49 pm

Don Quijote benefit to aid homeless

VALPARAISO | Don Quijote Restaurant, 119 E. Lincolnway will host a benefit noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 11. All proceeds will go to Housing Opportunities / Spring Valley to help the homeless.

October 21, 2011 12:46 pm
Volunteers help provide homes for families in need

Volunteers help provide homes for families in need

VALPARAISO | Two homeless families will have a place to stay Monday after volunteers from a Valparaiso home improvement store complete renovations on two units at the Housing Opportunities building.

October 06, 2011 12:03 pm Photos

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Catholic youth bring the gospel to life

Catholic youth bring the gospel to life

VALPARAISO | St. Theresa Catholic Deacon Bob Marben declared to the room of high school students Saturday morning they were there to be transformed before picking up a large squirt gun and taking shots at several participants.

July 23, 2011 2:45 pm Photos

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Foundation honors Porter County nonprofit agencies, leaders

Foundation honors Porter County nonprofit agencies, leaders

VALPARAISO | The founder of a nonprofit home health care agency and the former chief of a Valparaiso child care provider were among those who received accolades Wednesday for service to their communities.

July 13, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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VU grad finds a home helping the homeless

VU grad finds a home helping the homeless

VALPARAISO | While doing an internship at Housing Opportunities early last year, Shannon Mellgren asked a part-time AmeriCorps worker about what she did.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
4th annual “spring tasting” to aid homeless

4th annual “spring tasting” to aid homeless

VALPARAISO | There is still time to purchase tickets to the May 14th "Spring Tasting" event benefitting Housing Opportunities, Inc., held at Old Town Banquet Center on Calumet Ave. in Valpo.

May 04, 2011 9:55 pm
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