These are exciting times in Houston in so many ways! In my 4 decades here, I cannot remember a more vibrant time in our community.
We have a strong and growing economy, but we also have a growing segment of our population in great need … left behind in this economic boom. They lack education and relevant job skills, and with no financial safety net, they fall into homelessness all too easily.
Star of Hope is not standing still but is confronting this issue head on, which has grown since Hurricane Ike and the great recession of 2008. We are proactively expanding to serve record numbers of homeless men, women and children, who are coming to us for help!
Since 2008, we have optimized programs at our 3 campuses to serve as many of these “newcomers” as possible. We have also expanded the breadth of our service offerings, to help more sustain their success after they have emerged from homelessness.
In the past 5 years, gifts to Star of Hope have grown by 24% … for which we are very grateful! With those dollars, we have been able to increase the number of people we serve per day by 53%, leveraging your gifts more efficiently than ever!
Thank you for being a part of the ministries of Star of Hope!