House of Hope (HOH) is
operated under the direction of the Resident Director Couple, who are
appointed by HOH Board of Directors. HOH is also a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation.
Our primary support comes from individuals who partner with us to help
HOH is a
residential discipleship ministry, networking closely
with churches, faithful volunteers and some prison and jail
ministries. We teach the Word of God, using the Bible as our primary
text, working with people in need, including prisoners and ex-prisoners after their release. We
love and encourage people into relationship with family,
God and local churches.
HOH teaches and equips responsible volunteers for
furthering the work to those needing help, ministering God's Love
through a mission of "hope to the hopeless." HOH
also provides some basic material needs, clothing or food,
encouragement and prayer for many reaching out for help.
HOH partners with House of
Faith, which can house up to nine men. The program is completely voluntary on the part of the
resident, and they may leave (or be asked to leave) the program if
they fail to maintain basic covenant criteria.
The covenant is a
promise made between the resident, HOH and HOF that promotes biblical
discipleship and a Christian family home environment. A
schedule and a high level of accountability are a part of that
covenant, and these elements can be a challenge for the resident.
While in the HOH or HOF
program, residents are expected to study God's Word daily. They
spend time each day reading, memorizing Scripture, and praying.
They use the acronym S.O.A.P.: Scripture; Observation; Application;
Prayer. They attend church regularly and go to Bible studies at
the church. The residents also spend time doing "Work
Blessings" (serving and volunteering in the church and within the
Ideally, graduates of
HOH or HOF will return to their families, be restored to their spouses and
children, be gainfully employed, and will want to serve on ministry
and community boards.