Real Stories

Katrina’s Story

Katrina’s Story

My name is Katrina, and before coming to Hope House I was 4 months pregnant and homeless. I would break into garages, sheds, or sleep on porches. Before coming to Hope House, life was unbearable. The future for my baby and I was unknown and...

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Joseph’s Story

Joseph’s Story

Joseph is an intelligent young man who, with the constant support of his family, has faced a combination of many special challenges throughout his life. His parents are relocating soon and Joseph was in need of a housing situation that could...

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Tasha’s Story

Tasha’s Story

In 2013, I was fresh out of the prison system with no job and no housing. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do or where I was going to go after the past three years. I was able to stay with a friend for a few days while I looked for a job.

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Jana’s Story

Jana’s Story

Jana had barely graduated high school when she fled her alcoholic and abusive mother’s home. She was safer on her own, but quickly had to learn to navigate the complex world of adult life without any family support. For several weeks she...

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Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer’s Story

November 2010 is when I think I started to realize that I needed to fix something in my life. It’s hard now, to pin point one of the many things that was staring me in the face. The biggest moment came when I lost my job at a retail store (just...

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Mindy’s Story

Mindy’s Story

As I sat in my car looking at the red and blue lights in my rearview mirror waiting for the officer to approach my window, I knew that my secret was going to be exposed. I thought about all the people in my life that would be hurt and...

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Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

“I thank God every day that Hope House is here and that they have programs that are able to help people get back on their feet. You have to work for it, making it more like a hand up than a hand out. For me, Hope House will always be synonymous...

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Tamara’s Story

Tamara’s Story

After years of trying to pull out of poverty, Tamara found Hope House and has been working to stabilize life for her disabled daughter and herself. With only social security income, she has learned that a strict budget is her only way to avoid a...

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Lindsay’s Story

Lindsay’s Story

Feeling capable, confident, stronger, smarter and grateful, I just can’t imagine what gutter we might be in right now and how far I came from the desperation of when I first came to Hope House.” “Without fresh, clean food, my chronic...

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Jose’s Story

Jose’s Story

When we met Jose, he and his late wife were living in their van at various parks in the community. After coming to Hope House, they found housing rather quickly and settled into their one-bedroom apartment, with the help of the Able Housing...

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Jenny’s Story

Jenny’s Story

Jenny comes to the office with the sweetest baby in tow. Little Isaac melts all our hearts with his squishy soft cheeks and infectious smile. His cheerful disposition is a huge credit to the love and care he receives from his adoring mom, despite...

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