Who We Are

Ending the cycle of poverty in Hancock County

Hope House serves homeless and impoverished individuals and families in Hancock County. With the help of dedicated volunteers and generous donors, Hope House assists with securing safe and affordable housing for over 7,000 individuals each year.

Born out of the need for homeless services for women and children in 1990, Hope House now provides a continuum of services that help individuals and families locate and permanently maintain housing. In addition to the Hope House Shelter, Hope House serves as the Front Door for housing assistance in Hancock County out of its offices in The Family Center.

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Our Mission

Eliminate homelessness and alleviate poverty in Hancock County through individual and community education, affordable housing, and advocacy

Investing in our community

With your help, we're ending homelessness one family at a time.
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Transitional Shelter

Residents who stay independently housed in safe and stable housing for at least 1 year after leaving Hope House

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SSI/SSDI Program

Federal, state, and local dollars that have been secured for our most vulnerable neighbors

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Independence Program

Residents independently housed in safe and stable housing for at least 1 year after exiting the program

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Housing Resources

Individuals assisted with homelessness prevention support and services

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Able Housing

Clients who exit to their own housing after establishing regular use of community resources and increasing income

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Bridges Out of Poverty

Children who have witnessed and participated in ending the cycle of generational poverty

Our Staff

We're here to help!
Angela Crist
Angela Crist
Chief Executive Officer
Sue Lehman
Sue Lehman
Program Director
Barb Faber
Barb Faber
Independence Program Case Manager
Starr Laytart
Starr Laytart
Able Housing Case Manager
Laurie Casati
Laurie Casati
SSI Ohio Specialist
Carol Steegman
Carol Steegman
Bridges Coordinator
Cindy Obermyer
Cindy Obermyer
Shelter Case Manager
Breanne Settlemire
Shelter Office Manager
Sierra Hutton
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Laura Abraham
Shelter Case Manager
Nanaka Butler
Shelter Office Manager
Lisa Walker
Housing Office Manager
Becky Padron
Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

The History of Hope House