Dear House of Hope Mom,

I am so proud of you for finding a safe place for you and your children. I don’t know your story, but I am confident we all have one thing in common: our children are the reason why push forward. 

I am writing to you as a graduate of the House of Hope. I came there as a new mom, I was scared for our safety and I didn’t have anywhere to go. House of Hope was such a blessing and the stepping stone we needed in our new journey. I have grown and evolved since stepping foot into the place that gave my daughter and I a safe place, and peace of mind. I gained a support system since coming to House of Hope. I was held accountable during my time. This motivated me to find permanent housing. I was given resources I wouldn’t have found on my own. I was encouraged to do schooling while I was there. I prioritized my mental health and to heal from my trauma with the encouragement of the staff to continue therapy. 

House of Hope is a safe place, they will hold your hand as you navigate starting a new chapter of you and your children’s lives. You are there for a short time; stay focused. Look down at your little’s eyes looking up to you and push yourself to reach the goals that will lead your family to your new home. You are in a safe, loving home surrounded by other mothers looking for a new beginning. You’re surrounded by staff members who have huge hearts and truly want to see you and your family succeed in the program. 

You will find a home for your family. You will reach the goals you set for yourselves. You will get the new beginning you came there for. Trust the magic of new beginnings. Show a grateful heart, the founder of House of Hope pours his whole entire heart into this program. You can feel the love and passion all the staff have for every mother and child there. 

I was a resident at House of Hope, now I am in a permanent home with my family. I got the new beginning and started the next chapter of our lives I was looking for when I came there. Sending much love your way. Everything will be okay, take a deep breath, and know you’re in good hands.

With Love,

Allie*

House of Hope Graduate

Name has been changed to protect the identity of the writer.