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Smiles, Hugs and HOPE!

Your help was invaluable in making our 2nd annual Takin' Hope to the Streets a night where lives were changed and souls were saved!!! 91 men and women were prayed for, 89 received the word of God, 3 women were taken to Star of Hope's Women & Family Emergency Shelter, and 500 sack lunches were distributed. The compassion that was shown by the volunteers, staff and community partners was electric!... Read More »
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Star of Hope teens follow their college dreams

Each of us knows the cliché, “When life deals you lemons, make lemon aide.” For eight of our Stars of 2ommorw teens, this is more than a tired expression. This is their intention. One of my favorite times of the year is when we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our current and alumni teens as they graduate from high school and begin their college career. Each of these teens at one point or... Read More »
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When does homelessness end?

Summertime is here, and we have lots of incredible ministry and love to share with those who come to Star of Hope Mission for help! I came across this statement recently, and thought of us: "When you know where you are going, it changes everything!" I paused in my tracks ... and thought about this statement, and read it again and again. When we accept a new job, we set our sights on the goals of... Read More »
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Moving Day!

New Haven II welcomes men and women home. Excitement was in the air recently as Star of Hope’s New Haven II program, in partnership with New Hope Housing, welcomed 43 residents. This new property located on Rittenhouse, offers chronically homeless, single men and women a new beginning and hope for a brighter future. With a total of 55 apartments, the facility will soon be filled with residents... Read More »
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Confronting the Issue of Homelessness

These are exciting times in Houston in so many ways! In my 4 decades here, I cannot remember a more vibrant time in our community. We have a strong and growing economy, but we also have a growing segment of our population in great need … left behind in this economic boom. They lack education and relevant job skills, and with no financial safety net, they fall into homelessness all too easily. Star... Read More »
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Caring for the Homeless: how you can help

We are so excited to announce a new opportunity for Star of Hope friends to serve as virtual volunteers and help end homelessness in Houston! Star of Hope Mission invites you to be among the first fundraisers with the launch of our new personal fundraising opportunity. This means social connections and friends from all over the world can easily support your service and love for the homeless in our... Read More »
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Takin’ it to the streets?

As you go about your day to day lives, many of you encounter homeless individuals on the streets of Houston from time to time. Star of Hope’s mission is to help these individuals get off the streets and into life recovery programs so they can start a new life and become independent, contributing members of society once again. After taking part in the city-wide annual Homeless Enumeration for the... Read More »
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What does it take to end homelessness?

What does it take to end homelessness? This is a question many of us ask every time we see a homeless person on the streets of Houston. We all see homeless individuals most every day and wonder, “Why are they there and what can we do to really help them?” But for every man or woman you see on the streets, there are thousands more hidden from our view.  And a large percentage of these are homeless... Read More »
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The Tooth Fairy is Alive and Working in Southeast Houston

Dr. Phyllis Morgan has wanted to be a dentist since the age of 8. In 1994 she realized her dream when she opened her own practice and began to make other dreams come true. Community and outreach has been a driving force in her life and for the last 14 years, in addition to her regular practice, she and her staff work with the under insured and the underprivileged. Last week, the good doctor opened... Read More »
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Volunteers Mean So Much

Star of Hope’s Extended Services Department appreciates volunteers! The New Horizons and New Haven programs, as well as our Outreach program, offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities. And, we are so excited to have volunteers serving in the following capacities: Blessed Breakfast: Groups of 5-10 volunteers come and serve a continental-type breakfast to the clients of our New Haven program and... Read More »
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Demonstrating Christ’s Love Through Service

When I was presented with the opportunity to volunteer at Star of Hope, I didn’t think twice about it and gladly signed up. My first volunteer experience with Star of Hope definitely impacted me in a great way. I volunteered alongside a group of people from my local church for Star of Hope’s Fall Harvest Festival. Throughout the evening, I was reminded of the immense and overwhelming need in our... Read More »
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We Love (Serve) Because He First Loved (Served) Us

I love my job, and I know that I am blessed beyond measure to actually get paid to do what I should already be doing as a follower of Christ: caring for others, and pointing them to the gospel. My clients constantly thank me and my co-workers for serving them each day, and we feel honored and undeserving to do so. As much as our clients know that we care about them and love what we’re doing, they... Read More »
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Outreach Partners

"Outreach" is defined as an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. As the new Outreach Coordinator with Star of Hope it has been a privilege and a blessing to serve as an agent in providing our community partners and those in need with services that provide a source of hope, strength and life changing results. Matthew 25:40 states, "The... Read More »
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Celebrating Everything You Do... Next Friday!

Each February, thousands of Houstonians gather for dinner and an evening of inspiration and education, in support of the homeless of our city. It’s the Star of Hope Annual Banquet, and it’s next Friday, February 8th at 7pm in the Lanier Ballroom at the Hilton Americas downtown. If you aren’t already planning to attend, we’d love for you to join us! Seating is limited, so register today. As a... Read More »
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As We Face A New Year, In Whom Shall We Trust?

The New Year is HERE! And as we look at this world, we see uncertain times all around us. Nation against nation, people against people, division among Americans, government financial crises from the European Union to our own Washington, D.C., violence in our society, unemployment for many…and on and on it goes. But here at Star of Hope, God’s miracles are abounding in the hearts and lives of so... Read More »
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Home for Christmas?

Today is Christmas Eve. . .such a special day to all of us! It’s the day when over 2,000 years ago, Mary and Joseph found themselves with no place to go. . .away from home and no one who could help them through the night. So this day has special significance here at Star of Hope, as we care for over a thousand men, women and children here in Houston who also have no place else to lay their heads... Read More »
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Extended Services at Star of Hope

Star of Hope launched Vision 2015 - to serve 2000 homeless or near homeless each day by 2015 by helping them find new life and faith in Jesus Christ and improving job and life skills for successful independent living. With that vision we have added a Jobs Developer who contact area employers and encourage them to hire our clients needing second chances. We also added an Outreach Coordinator... Read More »
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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the happiest days of the year at Star of Hope . . . all because of friends like you. I wish you could see the happy faces, people laughing, genuine gratitude . . .a time to forget the past and focus on God’s blessing today! With your compassionate and generous gifts, Star of Hope will be filled with hope and thankfulness today and through this Thanksgiving weekend. And... Read More »
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The Greatest Present is When We Give

Over the summer my friend and I were talking about a good mommy and son bonding activity, so we decided on doing some sort of community service. I was aware of the Star of Hope through my job and various activities we have done in the past. When I went on the website I found the Snacks & Goodnight event which sounded like the perfect thing to allow our sons to give back to children their own age.  ... Read More »
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Giving Back to Our Community

Collegiate DECA from the University of Houston volunteered at the Star of Hope for Cookies and Goodnight. It was such a wonderful experience to come together as a group and participate in this event. We saw so many smiling faces from the people there as they received their treats that we had bought. As an organization we believe it is important to take the time from our busy school schedules to... Read More »
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