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 an envisioning process to come up with a new approach to better serve homeless women and families. That approach is Cornerstone Community℠, transformational campus.
We are now in the last stages of a major capital campaign to build Cornerstone Community℠, a collaborative, family campus where Star of Hope and a number of partner Houston service providers will work together serving the vulnerable population of women and families who come to Star of Hope every day.
Cornerstone Community℠ will sit on a 48-acre complex and will double Star of Hope’s housing capacity for single women and families, to accommodate up to 180 women and 420 moms, dads and children. Residents will have access to an array of services provided by Star of Hope and participating collaborative partners, as well as long-term family housing options once they graduate and find gainful employment.
Groundbreaking is planned for later in 2015. You can learn more about Cornerstone Community℠ at www.sohmission.org/cornerstone-community. Continue watching for additional details in future issues of The Light.
The campaign to raise the final funds continues. To learn how you can support the capital campaign please contact Jack O’Brien at 713-440-5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org