Hope for the Journey Home


Please join us in welcoming Sarah Kimmes to Hope for the Journey Home.  Sarah joined us earlier this month in the role of Assistant Coordinator for the shelter.  She brings with her a strong background in volunteer management, recruitment, and training, along with a long history of passionate advocacy for under-served populations.  

All of the staff are excited to have her on board, and we look forward to introducing her to all of you!

Please click HERE to view our needs for the week of Feb 18 - March 3 (Afternoons: Wed [1]. Dinners: Mon [1], Wed [1], Fri [2] & Sat [2]. Overnights: ALL week.)

Please click HERE to view our needs for the Holy Week, March 25 - 31 (All shifts currently available.)


We are currently in need of Full size bedding (fitted & flat sheets and comforters) 

Take a Moment to Think About It

If you were facing significant financial hardship, wouldn't you do everything you could to keep a roof over your (and your children's) heads? Would you run up all of your credit cards in a desperate attempt to stay off of the streets? Would you sell all of the non-essentials in an effort stay in your home? Would you skip meals?

Now imagine the stress all of this places on you and your family. Would your health deteriorate? Would you begin missing days at work in order to handle legal problems arising from financial crisis? Would you become depressed and anxious? Would it affect family relationships?

What would this do to your self-esteem? Your sense of worth?
Imagine, now, the difficulty, after all of this, of re-establishing "yourself." Your credit may be shot, your health is possibly poor, your relationships are strained or broken.

While not everyone responds to crisis in the same way, it is important that we really stop and "Think About It." Put yourself in the shoes of those served at Hope for the Journey Home. Close your eyes and imagine yourself facing this sort of situation. How would you respond? Who could you turn to for help?

These are our friends and neighbors. They are children who attend school with our children. They are real people, with real names and faces. They are NOT strangers.


A short video on who we are and what we do at the shelter is available HERE.

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