What I wish you knew……

April 9, 2019

I asked our families what they wish they could tell the world, and this is what they said.

“I am not a bad person- I just have had bad things happen.”

“I’m working so hard and nothing is happening.”

“I just need someone to care.”

“When you believed in me, I started to believe in myself!”

“I don’t know what I’d do without the Village of Hope.”

“I am not a homeless person, I am a person who happens to be homeless.”

“I’m working so my kids will have a better life than I did.”

These are just a few of the conversations we have at Village of Hope. When you sit across the table from a family or hold a sweet child in your lap, or become the first home that a brand new baby will know, their situation becomes very real.

Village of Hope is more than a place for a family to lay their heads or grab a meal. It is a place to plan for the future. The case management and collaboration we have with other mainstream organizations makes the difference between success and failure.  Emergency shelters are often the first line of defense for a homeless family but unfortunately, we are sorely underfunded and we don’t have enough emergency shelter beds for the need. Just like families experiencing homelessness we are used to making do and doing without.

Together we will make a difference in the lives of homeless children and their families.



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