HOPE to HOME is our avenue to involve you in the solution to homelessness: housing + support. HOPE to HOME is a faith-based program that pairs teams of 8-10 volunteers from the faith community with a person or family who’s been homeless but is moving into permanent housing. HOPE to HOME teams commit to supporting their newly-housed partners for one year, in four key ways:
- Financial support: Each team contributes $1,800 to support the program & provide gap funding for things their partners need, like bus passes or medications.
- Material support: Prior to move-in, teams gather donations from their congregations & friends of furniture & other household goods to set their partners up in their new homes.
- Practical support: Throughout the year, team members help meet the practical needs of their partners, by taking them grocery shopping or to appointments, helping them work out budgets, tutoring them for GED classes, or other assistance their partners may need.
- Relational support: Most importantly, team members meet regularly with the individual or family they’re partnered with to share information, build relationships, and function as a support system for their partners as they stabilize in their first year of permanent housing.
HOPE to HOME provides an avenue for people of faith to do what they already do best: care for people in tangible ways & encourage and empower them to lead healthier, more stable lives.
HOPE to HOME isn’t the right volunteer opportunity for everyone. But if you want to dig in deeper with someone who needs your support, if you’ve been volunteering in homeless services & want to take the next step, or if you want to be part of a relationship-based solution to homelessness, it might be right for you.
How can YOU support HOPE to HOME?
Join an interfaith team as an individual, partnered with other individuals from other congregations, or get a team started at your congregation by gathering a group of people who are interested for an informational meeting.
Want to learn more or get involved? Contact Emily Ball, Director of Community Engagement, at (828) 258-1695 x258 or email: