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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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THANK YOU, FOR GIVING

Charitable giving is, in many ways, an expression of a person’s deepest held values and passions. God gives us the strength to earn money, and so we have a responsibility to use it wisely. Thus, in thinking of our future and our legacies, provision for both our own families as well as the causes we hold dear can be an incredible blessing to many who remain after we go home. Including Star of Hope i... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY

What is it like for a child growing up in a homeless shelter? According to Brandon, “It’s challenging!” He remembers getting on the school bus at the door of Star of Hope and hearing some of the other children laughing at him and calling him ‘the poor boy.’ By the time he became a high school student he did not care anymore. He was a young man going places. His eyes were set on a... Read More »
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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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Volunteer at our Harvest Festival!

The Harvest Festival is Star of Hope’s Fall kick-off for families, fun and festivities. It is a time where all of the Star of Hope family — clients, staff, volunteers, donors — come together to celebrate the changing of the weather and the changed lives that fill our facilities. Through décor, activities and laughter … we usher in a new season of beginnings. Some activities include: Photo... 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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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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A New Hope and Housing!

With a grateful heart, we are so excited to announce that one of our first outreach clients, Eddie, is now HOUSED. He has transitioned into our New Haven Program (Rittenhouse Campus) at New Hope Housing. Eddie has been chronically homeless for more than 10 years living on the streets of Houston with a severe addiction to alcohol. Over the past three months, Eddie has surrendered to God's perfect... 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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God's perfect timing!

God’s timing is perfect! Today at Star of Hope, God showed this in a very special way. A few representatives from Texas Mutual Insurance stopped by today to delivery over 500 new and gently used towels and washcloths collected by their staff members. This donation is incredible all on its own! However, the “perfect timing” is that our childcare manager was about to purchase the towels needed for... 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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Our Heavenly Father Knows Best

This week we are reminded of the importance of our fathers, the men who have made a significant impact on not only our early childhood development, but adolescence and into our adult lives. The role of a father is so important to all of us, and it is one of the most important roles a man can assume. While never perfect, I cherish the role God has given me to raise my own children. Sometimes... Read More »
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Sportsmen Against Hunger

Safari Club International is a leader in the fight against hunger and the promotion of wildlife conservation. Several years ago, SCI Houston adopted Star of Hope as its charity-of-choice and found Star of Hope to be a great fit for these programs. Through the Sportsmen Against Hunger program, hunters share their wild game harvest with those less fortunate. Since beginning our partnership with Star... Read More »
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HAPPY LEMONADE DAY!

A ONE-DAY, COMMUNITY WIDE ENTREPRENEURIAL EVENT, AND WE ARE JOINING THE PARTY! Houston’s annual Lemonade Day, on the first Sunday of May, is a community-wide opportunity to teach young people about the entrepreneurial and business skills necessary for starting and running a business. By introducing our youth to the skills needed to earn self-sufficiency and success, they discover ways to... Read More »
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VISION 2020: Cornerstone Community℠

Ever since Hurricane Ike and the Great Recession of 2008, Star of Hope has seen a rising demand for its women and family services. Each year since 2008, we have had to ask a homeless man, woman or child to sleep on floor mats because our facilities were already fully occupied. In 2014 we had to make that request more than 51,000 times! In order to meet the growing demand, Star of Hope embarked on... Read More »
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Diva's Day 2015 loves Star of Hope Mission

God bless all of the wonderful people that dedicate their lives to helping people in need. I have been following Star of Hope for many years! This organizations gets better and better. Your team helped my sister many years ago and today is she a wonderful woman of God. Thanks for all you do. On March 21, 2015 during my Diva's Day event we took up donations for Star of Hope. I was so happy that we... 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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