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Star of Hope Teens Give Back to Houston Community

This summer our teens learned the importance of serving others. Using Mark 10:45 as their scripture reference and keeping with their theme “You’ve Been Served: it’s not about me,” our teens partnered with friends from Kilgore Industries and participated in the local program “Rebuilding Together Houston". Their assignment was to help refurbish a former veteran’s Mr. Gene Dickson and his wife’s... Read More »
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RAYMOND TOOK A LONG TIME COMING AROUND.

GOD WAS WAITING. Raymond was 65 years old when he hit the wall. He looked in the mirror and knew he needed help. It was now or never. He came to Star of Hope. For the past 25 years he drank and took heavy drugs. Whenever Raymond tried to quit, he failed, and after a few weeks started back worse than ever. But now he has changed. Today he can go to a function where there is drinking and not even... Read More »
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FINALLY SARA HAS A PLACE TO CALL ‘HOME’

Sara spent decades drifting. She would stay in one place for a while, then the feeling she did not belong would compel her to move on. “Drifting is like an addiction,” she said. “It’s hard to stop. There are still days where I have to fight that urge.” Sara spent more than three years in Star of Hope’s New Haven program which provides housing and case management for individual men and women... Read More »
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This is Love In Action!

Earlier this year Star of Hope Mission relaunched our Love-in-Action Van Outreach ministry.  Every day, our Love-in-Action Van goes out to those on the streets around downtown who are alone and who feel no one cares about them. Our goal through this very important ministry is to share the love of Christ as we offer a helping hand to each person we encounter. Kenneth Eatkins serves as the driver of... Read More »
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Outreach Matters

Outreach Client, Deborah Godsey, proves to us all that chronic homelessness goes beyond a typical image, for there are many faces to homelessness. The Love In Action Van met Deborah on the streets of Houston, where she has been chronically homeless living on the streets (and in a vacant truck) for several years. Deborah has struggled with Substance abuse and mental health for over 10 years. She... Read More »
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God Is Always With Us!

It is always great to see our children enter Star of Hope Mission's doors with a huge smile on their faces. This month was filled with many blessings for our children’s department. After Star of Hope's Summer Camp and Back-to-School Backpack Party for children of homeless families I was able to witness children filled with joy because of an amazing summer and new school supplies! With the amazing... Read More »
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When One Journey Ends Another Begins!

Every year Star of Hope Mission holds a commencement ceremony for the teens who have graduated from high school and are preparing for the next chapter in their lives. This year we had the pleasure of celebrating seven teens who accomplished this great milestone, six with aspirations for college and one teen entering the Army! It is an amazing feeling when I am able to witness our youth grow... Read More »
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GED and Your Support Provide Second Chance

“I knew I needed the GED through Star of Hope to make it.” Cedric started out in the church and with a strong, settled family life. But the wrong friends led him into a life in the streets . . . and eventually took him down as far as he could go. “I was going from house to house,” he said. “Then there was this one night I could not make it any farther. I felt like my life was over. I asked, ‘God,... Read More »
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Faith in Christ Brings New Hope

“Star of Hope is an empowering part of my life”, Shayla said. Growing up surrounded by family and friends who turned to drugs when the road got rough never gave Shalay much of a chance. It was easy to fall back on that lifestyle and those kinds of choices when life hit her hard, and Shalay eventually found herself arrested and convicted. Shamed by the memory, she shook her head and said, “I got... Read More »
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Celebrating 108 Years of Christ-centered Ministry!

As we celebrate the 108th anniversary of Star of Hope Mission this July 1 and its calling to serve the homeless of Houston, I can’t help but marvel at how God has used this mission to further His Kingdom in the Houston area! On the day Star of Hope opened its doors, the headline in the Houston Post read “New Religious Enterprise on Franklin Avenue Will Be Launched Tonight.” In his remarks, Dr.... Read More »
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Make this summer a Summer of Hope

Donate toiletries or large size diapers at any Houston area Christian Brothers Automotive and get $10 off any service and a pair of Astros tickets. As part of Star of Hope’s SUMMER OF HOPE campaign, Christian Brothers Automotive has teamed up with KPRC TV, KSBJ and the Houston Astros to collect toiletries and children’s size 5-6 diapers for Houston’s homeless. The promotion begins on July 1, 2015... Read More »
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She Needed the Lord . . . and a Friend like You

“I was homeless and needed help, and went to seven different places before a friend told me about the recovery center at Star of Hope,” Tamika said. And she did not reach us a moment too soon. “I had an addiction to the point where I lost EVERYTHING,” remembered Tamika, tears spilling down her cheeks. She even lost touch with her own daughter. “I carry that burden, and sometimes when I think... Read More »
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“He Led Me Here To Star Of Hope”

YOUR HEART FOR HELPING IS CHANGING LIVES LIKE ROBBYE’S—FOR GOOD! “I came to Star of Hope on my own—but not by myself. It was God’s will,” Robbye said. And it was exactly the saving grace she desperately needed. Robbye struggled with an addiction to gambling that had destroyed her life, home, family—everything and everyone it touched. “I just felt so guilty, so ashamed, so mad and angry at myself... Read More »
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National Day of Prayer

As you may be aware, the National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. It’s a day for personal repentance and prayer, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s... Read More »
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The Day that Changed the World

As we prepare to celebrate Easter, the day that changed the world, I am reminded of the many individuals and families whose lives have been changed at the Star of Hope thanks to the support of friends like you! This essential message of change is what we share every day with all those who come to the Star of Hope in need. Finding new life and faith in Jesus Christ is a core goal of Star of Hope’s... Read More »
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Our Father’s Love

Reflecting back on the day set aside to acknowledge those you love, I can’t help but to think about the love God shows for His children. His word says that He so loved us that He sacrificed His only Son so that we could live with Him forever. There is truly no greater love than that. Wouldn’t you agree? When we accept God’s love and make the decision to trust in Christ, we are then adopted into... Read More »
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Things that I pray for

I am super excited to share my experiences with you and I pray that while reading them you will be blessed and encouraged by the testimonies and stories. God is preparing and blessing us here at Star of Hope and we have kicked off the New Year with a new season of life and beginnings. I have the awesome privilege of working for two programs called New Life and Genesis! Both programs provide a... 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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Thanking God for you!

As I look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this week with my family, I am ever mindful of the individuals and families who will be celebrating Thanksgiving at the Star of Hope. This is where they will share a hot meal, have a place to sleep for the night and feel safe. I am so thankful Star of Hope is able to be here for them thanks to YOUR support and generosity. Thanksgiving is a time when we... Read More »
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Why I Love Working for Star of Hope!

My position at Star of Hope allows me to not only see the full scope of the care and services we offer our clients, but I have the privilege of sharing the neat stories I come across, with you, through the mail. Whether it’s a client who has overcome addiction through the New Hope Recovery Program, a volunteer group who donated stuffed animals for the children, or a Circle of Hope member... Read More »
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