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Glorie Magrum, Executive Director

Glorie Magrum is the Executive Director of House of Neighborly Service and the Life Center. She has served HoNS for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Long Beach City College and Eagle Rock University, Long Beach. She worked at Hewlett Packard/DCD Ft. Collins and Loveland’s Reporter Herald Publications before joining the HNS staff. Glorie received the United Way “Collaborator of the Year” award in 2010 and Loveland Rotary Club’s “Community Member of the Year” award in 2012.

Glorie is co-chair of Larimer County’s Long Term Recovery Group for the September 2013 flood, a member of the Larimer County VOAD, serves on the Board of Directors of King’s Kids Africa, and multiple community and outreach committees.

Glorie has shared the mission of House of Neighborly Service and the vision of the Life Center to the American Public Human Service Commission in Washington DC, the National Differential Response Conference in Seattle, Washington, and many times in the local arena of business, churches, schools, and government.

A Message from Our BoD President

We are excited about the upcoming celebration and would like personally invite you to join us as this will truly be a special event. We are not only celebrating 60 years of HNS faithfully serving our community, but we are also celebrating the leader, Glorie Magrum, who has passionately directed HNS to where we are today. Glorie has given 20 years of her life, in many different capacities, to help realize the original vision of this organization. I truly believe there was no one better suited to the task.

With Glories’ vision and heart for God and people, we are where we are today, a thriving organization that serves thousands of individuals and families in our communities. As we are excited for the future and what God has to bring, we also want to take this time to show Glorie our gratitude and wish her all the best in her retirement at the end of this year. Thank you for coming alongside HNS in supporting our community members through the decades. We hope to see you all there!

- Kevin Cox, President, House of Neighborly Service Board of Directors

House of Neighborly Service’s Programs

Food:

The HNS food pantry is often the most immediate emergency assistance that an individual or family could receive. The program bridges the gap of food insecurity by providing food for those struggling to meet basic needs. The baskets provide groceries to prepare nutritious meals for each member of the household. This provision allows those experiencing low-income or situational crisis to use their limited funds on other needs that contribute to their overall well-being, such as housing, childcare, utilities, transportation, education, and more. Baskets include staple items such as canned goods, peanut butter, and cereal as well as perishable items such as meat, milk, eggs, and fresh produce. As available, baskets include hygiene items, senior supplements, baby food, diapers, etc.

Family Promise of Larimer County (formerly Angel House):

HNS supports families (with children) experiencing homelessness through Family Promise of Larimer County, which is a local response to a national crisis. Families receive intense case management centered on education and financial accountability. The shelter program can take up to 4 families or 18 people total. The Day Center is open to all Family Promise clients. Sheltered families stay on-site at our day center and are hosted overnight by local church partners who provide a hot dinner, as well as individual family sleeping rooms. Families that complete the program have access to opportunities for HNS bridge housing. Family Promise of Larimer County is an affiliate of the national organization Family Promise - which increases resources, education, and access to best practices in serving homeless families.

In an effort to prevent at-risk families from entering the child welfare system, HNS partnered with Larimer County Department of Human Services and Child Welfare to implement Family to Family. Families work one-on-one with a Family Advocate and Resource Specialist to address issues, crises, or barriers that are preventing them from optimal function. Families receive care, support, advocacy, and crisis prevention through Family to Family.

Crisis Prevention:

HNS partners with utility providers, pharmacies, and gas stations to help meet a client's urgent needs so that they can remain stable, healthy, and employed. By receiving emergency assistance, housing stabilizes, vital prescriptions are obtained, and transportation to work and medical appointments are ensured. Clients are able to utilize this assistance by providing documentation of the emergency need and proof of their current income.

137 Homeless Connection:

HNS serves the adult homeless population at 137 Homeless Connection, a day center and advocacy program for adults, with case management and community resources. In addition, emergency overnight shelter has been provided in partnership with local churches during inclement weather in previous years.

Clothing:

The Clothing Room is available to shop for clothing, shoes, and household items year round. The items available are supplied exclusively by community donations, including partnerships with local retail businesses.

Parents As Teachers (PAT):

PAT is a free parent education program available to families with children 0-5. Parents receive information regarding each stage of their child’s development, activities to use with their child, and support for parenting questions and concerns.

Wrap-around Services:

Apart from our core services, there are services for children, holiday programs, screening for city funded programs and referrals to partner agencies.

Board of Directors

HNS is governed by a Board of Directors representing a diverse group of compassionate and caring people.
They give their valuable time, business and professional expertise, support HNS with financial and personal commitment,
and act as ambassadors to promote our mission.
Name Position
Mitchell Benner The Group Real Estate
Tayler Besch Bank of Colorado
Bruce Bachman Business, Retired
Kevin Cox President, Corkat Data Solutions
Amy Hallagan Exubero Coaching
Kevin Lemasters EnviroPest
Camilla LoJeske Educator, Retired
Name Position
Jeff Morris Colorado Roof Source
Steve Mulvihill Retired, former Mayor of Berthoud
Joel Pancoast Pastor, Zion Lutheran
Nester Soriano Pastor, Seventh Day Adventist Church
Howard Wenger Educator, Retired
Bronya Wilcken Real Estate, Premiere Lifestyle Realty
Ben Aste Business Owner: Uncle Benny's