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Running for a Reason

Today I ran my fifth Chevron Houston Marathon. I have been a runner off and on for the past 12 years and have done several different types of events … marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, 5ks and relays. But in all those years, today was the first time I ever cried when I crossed the finish line. I didn’t cry because I had had my best marathon finish ever, finally achieving that long coveted sub-5... Read More »
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Christmas Peace at Star of Hope

Christmas is almost here, and the past two months have been no exception to what is always the busiest time of the year at Star of Hope! We now are serving 1,200 men, women and children each day, two-thirds of these are women and children. We anticipate serving 45,000 meals in the month of December alone. Already, we’ve had many wonderful Christmas activities including our Adopt-a-Family program,... Read More »
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Letting our light shine

Star of Hope Mission’s Light of Hope Festivals bring our expertise of 107 years of service -- including community partners, referrals, services, and entertainment -- OUT into the communities around Houston. We began the Light of Hope Festivals in January 2013 and to date we have had 4 successful events empowering neighborhoods from the north, south and east side of Houston. For years, Star of Hope... Read More »
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Top Radio Stations Feature All Day Star of Hope Fund Raiser

This week two major radio corporations are featuring an Entire Day dedicated to helping Star of Hope make this a Summer of Hope for our clients. Thursday, June 28, beginning at 6 AM until 7 PM, Clear Channel’s top rated SUNNY 99.1will run commercials talking about Star of Hope’s summer efforts and asking listeners to go to our website and make a donation. As an added blessing, Houston Area Toyota... Read More »
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Qualities of the Abused

Before being homeless, a usual day for many of the women at Star of Hope started normally.  As the sun crept through the window curtains, they would rollover stretch, wash their face to help fight the sleepiness,make breakfast and send their kids to school with the best foot forward, rush to take off the mommy clothes and put on something professional, head to work 5 minutes late, work hard, but... Read More »
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Great Testimony - What God Does at Star of Hope

Hey, do you want to read a really great, meaningful testimony from a Star of Hope Mission former Client?  This testimony was given at the 2011 Annual Star of Hope Banquet (in February), before 1,700 persons.  When a person comes from domestic violence or homelessness, to be able to reclaim their life, we celebrate the miracle.  If you ever wanted to know what we attempt to do here at Star of Hope,... Read More »
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April, The Month We Recognize Volunteers

As we close out the month of April, the National Month of Volunteerism, we at Star of Hope Mission want to recognize the immense contribution that volunteers make at Star of Hope.  Here we use volunteers for almost everything: to paint walls and fences, tutor classes, change-out light fixtures, plant plants, and serve meals and a number of other things.  Sometimes they just conduct a drivefor... Read More »
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The Star of Hope Call Center Project

In the past, when people were homeless, or in an emergency situation such as domestic violence they would find their way to the doors of our shelters where they would be received by open arms and the services that would help improve their circumstances. Our staff were geared towards working those front doors, tending to the crowds in the intake centers and having face to face time with the people... Read More »
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They Couldn't Hide From Love

Some stories are hard to tell, even when there is a happy ending.  This is one of them.  A few weeks ago, a woman came to our Women and Family Emergency Shelter desperate for a safe place where she and her two, young daughters could stay.  Like many women who silently suffer the pain and indignities of spousal abuse, she was deeply wounded inside and out.   Her daughters, ten and six years old,... Read More »
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