Back to the Basics!

Summer is coming to a close and the new school year is soon approaching! Many of us are gearing up to shop for school supplies during this Back-to-School season! Sadly, our families at Star of Hope Mission can not do the same, but God has blessed this mission with supporters like you all! You can help our children receive their brand new backpacks, full of brand new school supplies from your... 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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A Time of Blessings at Star of Hope!

Greetings to you and I hope you are enjoying this great, spring time weather! Everything in nature is new and fresh all around us. Here at Star of Hope, we see so many signs of new life as we serve Houston’s homeless. Exciting new things are happening at all of our campuses and extended living sites around the city … and the focus is on two main things: We are seeing record numbers of our clients... Read More »
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The Greatest Miracle of Easter?

As we celebrate this Holy week of Easter, we reflect on Jesus' final week on this earth. Everything about Jesus' life was a miracle ... His virgin birth, His sinless life, His profound teachings, His miracles and His resurrection from the dead. But what do you think is the greatest miracle of Easter? I believe the greatest Miracle of Easter is the miracle of eternal life which God gives over and... Read More »
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Helping the Homeless Continues to be My Mission

While I contribute regularly financially to Star of Hope, I felt I wanted to do more but could not due to time constraints. Helping out socially is a great way for me to contribute. A few years ago, I decided to choose an organization to give to regularly since I finally had a full time job and could afford to give. Ever since I was little, I had a desire to help those in need. While I didn't have... 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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Ready or Not … It Is Christmas

December is moving so fast. I cannot believe it … Christmas is next week! I have often thought that time speeds up and the days go faster during the last two months of the year. But ready or not, Christmas is here. Christmas music is on the radio. Everyone seems happier and they are thinking about helping others. I love Christmas! Think about Star of Hope’s task this year. Can you imagine what it... Read More »
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Where Rubber Meets The Road

Two weeks ago, I bought a homeless man a blanket and another homeless man a bowl of hot soup, but it is frightening and dangerous to approach them alone and I can't make a real difference by myself. We're having a very cold winter and people are sleeping on the pavement that I see daily on my way home. I was praying this morning and asking God what I can do to help make a difference. I don't have... 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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5 Ways to Help Houston’s Homeless This Christmas

Are you looking for ways to help the poor and homeless in our community this Christmas? Please consider these five suggestions: Provide Christmas meals for hungry and homeless men, women and children with Star of Hope. It only cost $1.92 to provide a meal. How many people will you help feed? Adopt a Family with Star of Hope and give Christmas presents to families in need. Register today and we... Read More »
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Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, our hearts here at Star of Hope are full of joyfulness and appreciation for you, our volunteers and financial supporters, for the significant work you have equipped us to do this year as we serve the homeless of our city. This has been so far, another record year, with overflowing daily needs throughout the year. And with the cold weather snap we are... Read More »
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Changing Seasons and Changing Needs

As the temperatures change and become colder the clothing needs of Houston's homeless men, women and children also change. If you are interested in hosting a drive or donating clothing to Star of Hope, the following items will be very helpful during the winter months. Winter Needs: During cold weather months we are in need of gently used or new: Coats Jackets Gloves Warm Hats Scarves Blankets... Read More »
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A Thanksgiving Tradition

Chris has made a profession out of making people feel right at home. He is the Director of Food & Beverage for a hotel right here in Houston. But every Thanksgiving, serving others turns personal for Chris. For the past five years, Chris and his co-workers have spent Thanksgiving at Star of Hope, welcoming the hungry and homeless. “We are there to help and give a hand,” Chris said. “We want the... 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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Together in Hope

Most Friday evenings don’t look like this. Many volunteers gathered in Montrose for Takin’ Hope to the Streets – an outreach opportunity for Star of Hope Mission and Youth with a Mission(YWAM) to care for the homeless in Houston. Two men led us in worship by playing hymns and songs about the love of Jesus, our Savior and Friend. I’m reminded now of His goodness in that first hour, allowing His... Read More »
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Is anyone having fun in this overwhelming August heat?

At Star of Hope’s Summer Camp for children of homeless families last week, the answer was a resounding “YES!” With the amazing financial support of so many of you, 130 children ages 6-17 went to Camp Good News and had the time of their lives. While their moms and dads were working through tough life issues with our staff, these bright, talented and promising young people were having great fun AND... Read More »
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Opening Doors to Second Chances

Many of the clients we see in Star of Hope’s New Haven program need a second chance on LIFE. Our ladies come to us from abusive and broken relationships, their pasts filled with tragedy and disappointment. They have potential to reach great heights, but no one will give them a chance. Watch this video and see how appreciative Alisha is to have her second chance! “Star of Hope opened doors to me... 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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Family Blessed by Serving

Thank you for allowing my family to volunteer at the Men's Development Center. It was a blessing to serve the men as well as work alongside the staff and residents. Our purpose was to give of ourselves but we are the ones who received the blessings from the residents and staff members. The Star of Hope staff who headed up the kitchen did an incredible job facilitating the day. I like the... 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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