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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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The Beauty of Metamorphosis

The beautiful butterfly develops through a process of metamorphosis, which is a Greek word meaning transformation. After the egg is laid on plants, a caterpillar hatches. As the caterpillar grows and is fully grown, it transforms into a pupa protected inside a cocoon. The cocoon may look like much of nothing, but changes are happening on the inside of this cocoon! After a while, transformation... Read More »
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Finding Hope in the Aisles of a Grocery Store

Just after the holidays, I was on my way home from work one evening and decided to stop by the grocery store to grab a few things for dinner. This was my typical, yet dreaded, routine as the hustle and bustle of shoppers at 5pm does not yield the most desirable shopping experience. With grocery list in hand and a focused mindset, I was determined to maneuver quickly through the aisles, pay, then... Read More »
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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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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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Why I joined the Circle of Hope

We are grateful for friends like you who give to help the hungry and homeless of Houston with Star of Hope Mission. Many of our supporters want to take the next step and make an even greater difference. They belong to our Circle of Hope because they have made a monthly commitment to support our mission. This is why: “I know that life often presents obstacles which are very difficult to deal with.... Read More »
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Benefit Star of Hope just by Christmas shopping!

As you prepare for a season of gift giving in the coming months, do you know you can help the hungry and homeless at Star of Hope at no cost to you? AmazonSmile and iGive are two simple, automatic ways to support Star of Hope just by shopping. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the... Read More »
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Taking Hope and Encouragement to the Streets

Takin’ Hope to the Streets has been an awesome experience both this year and last. It’s a joy and privilege to work alongside amazing brothers and sisters in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to share the love of God to those in need on the streets of our city. “… Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, the lame … Go out to... Read More »
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A Former Resident

My name is Lawrence Scott. I am a former resident of Star and Hope Mission's Women and Family Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Center. In 1992 my mother, younger brother and I moved back to the emergency shelter after a very brief stay 6 months prior. My mother, a single parent, had fallen on hard times and we found ourselves without a place to stay. I was 11 years old and was devastated... Read More »
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Star of Hope teens follow their college dreams

Each of us knows the cliché, “When life deals you lemons, make lemon aide.” For eight of our Stars of 2ommorw teens, this is more than a tired expression. This is their intention. One of my favorite times of the year is when we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our current and alumni teens as they graduate from high school and begin their college career. Each of these teens at one point or... Read More »
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E.G.O. Boutique presents the Fashion Extravaganza benefiting Star of Hope

When I was younger, maybe elementary school aged, I came to Star of Hope with my mother and sisters after a divorce that left us with nothing. Star of Hope was there to make us feel as comfortable as possible in a very traumatic situation. They tried their best to make us feel at home. They came to our rescue, fed us, gave us clothes and had activities for us to participate in during the summer.... Read More »
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I can make it!

I sit here and wonder what's next… And the answer I came up with is: “Take your time. Easy does it.  You have been through a lot and learned a lot in the three years you have been here at Star of Hope.  It has all been for the better of my family and myself.” I cried some nights and yes, I made it through with GOD'S guidance and the support of the wonderful staff here at the Transitional Living... Read More »
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Helping to Transform a Woman's Life

It was an absolute honor to be a part of the Star of Hope Makeover project for my Fashion Image class at Houston Community College. After learning over the last few weeks in class how to assess a person's personal style and goals, then help develop their fashion style was within itself great knowledge. After our team was able to meet Michelle it was humbling and rewarding to know we can be a part... Read More »
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Pay It Forward

Recently, my Fashion and Imaging class at Houston Community College provided makeovers for ladies at Star of Hope as one of our assignments. Participating in the transformations at Star of Hope was an exciting and new experience. Taking on such a challenge was a fun way of using principles of fashion styling learned in the classroom and applying them to the real world. Putting together... Read More »
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Moving Day!

New Haven II welcomes men and women home. Excitement was in the air recently as Star of Hope’s New Haven II program, in partnership with New Hope Housing, welcomed 43 residents. This new property located on Rittenhouse, offers chronically homeless, single men and women a new beginning and hope for a brighter future. With a total of 55 apartments, the facility will soon be filled with residents... Read More »
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Cookie Workshop a big success!

“Does anyone here like cookies?” When chef Michael Savino walks in with that question, he always gets a big response from the children at Star of Hope. Recently, he hosted a cookie workshop that was a big hit. We are so grateful that Michael, owner of Michael’s Cookie Jar, has a sweet spot for Houston’s children and families in need. “We love the city of Houston and believe it is our duty to give... Read More »
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My Blessing

I have the pleasure of being blessed to volunteer. I was an intern while in school at Texas Southern University in completing my BA in Social Work. I enjoyed being able to give back with hopes of inspiring someone that life keeps moving and God hears our prayers. I am so thankful that the children and families have this great impact on my heart to keep caring and giving to those who are in need. I... 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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A Child at Heart

Last week I was at the Star of Hope Mission performing some poetry for the teenagers who reside there. It was an awesome event put on by the teen staff. There were other artists there as well, lending their time and talents to make a special evening for the youth. However, in no way do I believe that I gave more than I received while being amongst those teens. They blessed me in ways that I... 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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My Life

Star of Hope helped to save my life. I was on the wrong track and going down very fast. The counseling helped very much. I have been clean for two years now. I will always be grateful to Star of Hope. Thanks Star of Hope! Mark Chapman Read More »
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