The House of Hope
We strive to help mothers in crisis find their way—to be the best they can be, for themselves and for their children.
The House of Hope in western Washington, provides a safe and secure 24-hour living environment for women and children in crisis. Patterned after the nationally recognized St. Martin De Porres Shelter in Chicago and operating under “tough love” principles, the house provides training, counseling, and education to the residents. This helps the resident women break away from the cycle of dependency and realize a future which is positive and self-sustaining.
Ultimately, the mothers who choose to put their children’s needs first and commit to a new and better pattern of life are helped in the transition to independent living. Many of the follow up services being provided naturally by their new community of families and friends becomes a positive and functional part of their lives. Other goals of the House of Hope are:
- Provide group and individual counseling, along with family counseling for the women and their children.
- Provide educational, personal development and life skills training, including budgeting income and assessing their individual talents.
- Provide an environment for and teaching of family values along with parenting and family life classes and aid in structuring a new living situation.
- Provide educational and social development to preschool age children
- Provide nutritionally balanced meals.
- Develop an appreciation for and a practice of cleanliness and hygiene.
- Provide follow up services to former residents after they leave the shelter to ensure successful independent living.
- Our residents come to appreciate the help they receive and are more inclined to give back to the community.
Who We Serve
All of our residents at the House of Hope are homeless women and children in crisis. While our residents come from a diverse background, most of them share some of the same fundamental needs
have experienced domestic violence
have at least one child under the age of five years old
have been staying in a shelter, living in their car or sleeping right on the street
Situated at the foot of the Cascade mountains, the House of Hope is uniquely situated to provide a peaceful environment for healing.
All of our residents at the House of Hope are homeless women and children in crisis. While our residents come from a diverse background, most of them share some of the same fundamental needs.
“I am so very grateful for everything you’ve done for us. You are truly amazing! Thank you for saving my life.”
“We would not be where we are without the House of Hope. Thank you for being a part of our family. We love you!”