Helen Hicks Mission Is To Provide Community, Homes, and Hope to Low-Income Families and Individuals Through Macomb County Habitat for Humanity
As President and CEO of Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, Helen Hicks is on the mission of providing community, homes, and hope to low-income families and individuals. Many people come to Habitat hoping to qualify for a mortgage so they can purchase one of the homes, but they discover their credit is too low or they do not earn enough to qualify. It is rewarding to Helen to provide them with education on budgeting and credit repair so they can become eligible within months. Helen Hicks says that Homeownership builds wealth — financial wealth, emotional wealth, and even spiritual wealth. Nothing moves her heart as much as handing a family the keys to their new home!
Helen is a graduate of Marygrove College, she is an award-winning administrator having secured prestigious recognition such as Macomb County Hall of Fame Awardee, 2019, Macomb County Chamber Foundation; Michiganian of the Year, The Detroit News, 2001; Best-Managed Non-Profit Award, Crain’s Detroit Business, 2001 and many others. Additionally, in 2015, Mrs. Hicks received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Marygrove College where she earned both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.
Ms. Hicks has served on the boards of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, the American House Foundation, the Sojourner Foundation, and the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeastern Michigan.
Helen and her husband, Darryl, live in historic Port Huron in a former Bed and Breakfast. Collectively they have ten children and eight grandchildren.
Helen believes that her career and her life have been successful because she has dedicated her life to serving those less fortunate than herself through the development of lasting relationships.
Good karma always returns to the giver — and that is why she is convinced that her home and work have been so blessed.
Helen was recently featured in We Empower Magazine. View here: https://theweempower.com/2022/05/interview-with-president-and-ceo-of-macomb-habitat-for-humanity-helen-hicks/
Contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org.