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The Hawthorne Society transforms vacant housing into quality, affordable homes for low-income families, changing lives and improving communities for generations to come.
The society is made possible by its members who give $1,000 or more, often in addition to their general donations to Beyond Housing. The donated funds are pooled and used to fund the housing rehabilitation and construction. When families move in, they also receive a refrigerator full of healthy food and a housewarming gift to help them through the stresses and expenses of moving.
Homes rehabilitated by the Hawthorne Society give families a chance to live in well-maintained homes, with access to Beyond Housing’s range of support services, as well as helping the whole neighborhood by rehabilitating vacant and abandoned buildings.
When Dorian and her children fled an abusive marriage, she had nothing and didn’t know where they would go. “I was a single mother with horrible credit, no furniture, no savings, and a car that required many repairs,” she said.
Getting a safe, stable place to call home changed everything. In the eight years Dorian lived in a Beyond Housing home she didn’t have to worry about housing and could focus on her long-term goals. “Because of the many services Beyond Housing offers in addition to their rental services, I was able to turn things around.”
With help from Beyond Housing, Dorian earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, improved her credit, and was able to buy a three-bedroom house in Webster Groves. She wrote to us to say, “None of this would have been possible without Beyond Housing and the support that you offer.”
Through the Hawthorne Society, you can help more families like Dorian and her kids find safety and stability.
The Hawthorne Society represents the commitment of its members to provide quality housing for low-income families.
Members of the Hawthorne Society are invited to the annual Hawthorne Society reception, as well as tours of the 24:1 Community with Beyond Housing’s CEO and visits to the houses that are renovated through their donations.
$25,000 or more