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In so many wonderful ways Star of Hope impacts the lives of all of us who are connected to the ministry. We all have a story to tell and we would like to hear yours. Are you are former resident or graduate? Was a family member or friend helped at Star of Hope? Have you donated financially or hosted a drive for needed items? Have you given your time as a volunteer? Are you an employee or former... Read More »
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30 for 30!

I am an expecting mother and as I was working on my registry, I realized how expensive diapers were. I knew for my 30th birthday that I would want to help several people in need in some way and came up with the idea to help at least 30 struggling mothers by donating a box of diapers to each of them. So I decide to do a 30 for 30 diaper donation give away for my 30th birthday! I went ahead and... Read More »
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Young teen discovers a hidden talent

Before coming to Star of Hope, Ty and her mom were living in an apartment together. Money was tight, but they were getting by, living paycheck to paycheck. Ty said she thought everything was just fine. And from the outside, they did look fine. After all, they had a place to call home and were taking care of themselves. But as a young teenager, Ty could not know what it was like to be a mom,... Read More »
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You Provide A Place Where God Changes Lives.

Frank is a smart guy. As a child he looked like a genius. By age 9 his works of art were hanging in a museum. Everyone marveled at him ... wondering what he would do with his life. He joined the Navy as a young man, and then took over leadership of a business seeing quick success. Everything he did was successful, until the day failure came. He had never learned how to handle failure. His health... Read More »
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Some Wounds Go Deep

When Shakela was a child her mother abandoned her. The message was clear. Her mother did not care for her and did not want her around. Later on her mother returned and told her daughter, “You are never going to amount to nothing.” Those wounds stayed with Shakela all through her young life. They drove her to drugs to ease the pain. They gave her a poor self image that opened her to a series of... Read More »
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God made you.

“You are beautiful. God made you. You are a daughter of the King. You can make it through anything.” Jerrie said those words. She lives by them. They keep her going when her childhood fears return. The death of her mother and abuse from her father both weigh upon her. The sadness and shameful memories are too much to overcome alone. But Jesus is alive to her. His promise to love and save her keeps... Read More »
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Welcome Home, Lost One.

When a person needs compassion, Star of Hope is the place to be. There are staff who once hit rock bottom themselves, and found comfort and help from the people here. Now they do the same for others coming in the darkest time of their lives — people like David. Not long ago David was reduced to taking money from the family checkbook and stealing from his employer to feed an addiction. He was... Read More »
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The Easter Gift!

“… Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day....” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) NIV The story of Easter is one of love, hope, sacrifice and commitment. Jesus Christ sacrificed His life that we might live again and have a reconciled relationship with Him. The most amazing part of the story is that it doesn’t end in the tomb; it... Read More »
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Baby Shower Baskets for Pregnant Mothers!

Elise and Sarah Cunningham, and Claire and Sarah Sullivan were awarded a Ticktocker Initiative Grant from the National Charity League, Inc.(NCL, Inc.), Heart of Texas, Chapter. Their project idea was creating baby shower baskets for pregnant mothers at the Star of Hope. They saw a need for this when they noticed several pregnant mothers when they were volunteering there in the fall. The baskets... Read More »
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HOPE for John Davis!

On Friday morning, I received a call from Scott Arthur , Director of Public Relations, regarding a referral sent by KPRC Channel 2 News Houston, who encountered an elderly man, Mr. John Davis (71) living under the bridge at the intersection of 59 N Freeway and S. Gessner in the Southwest area of Houston. Mr. John Davis (71) was taken to Memorial Hermann (Southwest Campus) and had been an impatient... Read More »
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Iris Learned The Hard Way

She hopes her daughters will learn from her. The first time Iris came to our emergency shelter, she stayed just three weeks. Then she left to return to the drug-infested situation that brought her here in the first place. One year later, she was back and humbled after being evicted from her apartment. She took every class we offered, learning from the teachers about life, God and good decision... Read More »
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Story of Hope!

Our Outreach Client, Rowland Buchanan, continues to live a life of faith knowing that even through adversity, with God ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE! Rowland has battled with cocaine and Alcohol abuse for over 20 years. After finishing a 5 year prison sentence, Rowland decided to re-dedicate his life back to Christ and continue to live a life of sobriety. However, He struggled with resources and housing... Read More »
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Be A Star!

Star of Hope volunteers bring a joyful light to our guests. We need more like them. There is a lonely man, a frightened woman or a sad child who needs a friend to listen and care. We would like to tell you about the many opportunities to serve. One of these spots may be just right for YOU! Perhaps it is serving meals or tutoring children or adults. Or, you might enjoy serving in our Family Store.... Read More »
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Meet A Nice Young Woman

You look at Alyssa and most of us would say she looks like a nice young woman, standing there in her Transitional Living Center program graduation gown. She seems to have a good life going for her. And you would be right. But the truth is, her health is a credit to God for bringing her to Star of Hope and caring for her. If she had stayed where she was, she would not look the same. Without Star of... Read More »
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“You were there for me, when I really needed someone.”

When Ann* first came she had no one. She never smiled or talked to anyone. We learned later she was a housewife of 30 years and was recently divorced. Everything she had was taken from her. She was in shock. Her old life was over. Now she had to provide for herself, and she was terrified. She did not know if she could. It was Star of Hope’s career development class that gave her a spark of... Read More »
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“Seeing The Light Keeps Me Going.”

Michelle Alexander has worked as the Director of the Transitional Living Center for 11 years. She deeply cares for those under her care. "I love to see the light come on in their eyes. When you see a woman looking at you kindly for the first time, then you know God has warmed her heart. She is beautiful. I know we can give all the advice in the world, but they are just empty words until a... Read More »
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The season of gratefulness … year round!

Thanksgiving is a time of year when much focus is put toward being grateful for what we have. Giving gratitude to God should be a part of everyday life, and for many it is a daily practice. But, on Thanksgiving, people are able to celebrate this sentiment in a focused way, with many individuals across the nation gathering to celebrate with their friends and loved ones all on one... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR VOLUNTEERING

Paul Gainor “grew up poor.” He remembers the one time someone gave him pizza when he was a child. It was special to him. Now, he and his wife Debbie own Pizza Zone. When he read about the ‘Slice of Hope’ campaign to donate pizzas to homeless shelters around the country, he knew he wanted to do that for Star of Hope. So they cooked up 100 pizzas and came with their staff to serve the pizzas to the... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR FOOD

You cannot survive without food. Some who come here have gone days without a meal. But they are safe here. They can rest and get their strength back. They can look around and see others who are just like them living well with a hopeful future. Thank you for caring. You can provide a Thanksgiving meal with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, followed by pie and coffee ... all for $2.08. A... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR A NEW START

When Elizabeth lost her job, her family would not help her. They were not close. She had grown up in foster care. Therefore, when she lost her job, she had no one to ask what she should do. And so she lost her home too. It is scary for a single woman to face hardships without others looking out for her. If there had been someone, Elizabeth may have been able to keep her home until she found a new... Read More »
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