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Great things are happening at Star of Hope!

Great things are happening at Star of Hope! The summer will soon be coming to a close and the children in our family centers will be returning from camp before heading back to school in a couple of weeks. Camp for these kids is such a blessing, for many it is their first outdoors experience. When you see a child catch a fish, or ride a horse for the first time and see the smile on her face along... Read More »
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Trusting God in the Midst of Uncertainty

In the midst of the political uncertainty, violence and stress in the global financial markets we have witnessed recently, it is not uncommon to feel helpless and fearful of how it will impact us. During these times it is a comfort to know that God is in control of our lives, and that His economy is different than man’s economy. What then should we do when all around us are messages of... 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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A Day of Celebration!

Springtime is here, sunshine and God’s rebirth in nature are visible everywhere we look! And after 5 years of prayer and planning, Star of Hope has broken ground on our new Cornerstone Community℠ campus. The clouds and drizzle broke just in time, and we had beautiful sunshine and God’s warm presence for this sacred and special dedication day, March 31, 2016. More than 200 donors and community... Read More »
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Hope for Tomorrow

It is no surprise to me that we continue to see an increased demand for our services at a time when the sluggish economy is impacting the homeless in our city the hardest. The one constant throughout all of this is Star of Hope and our vision to “end homelessness … one life, one family at a time … .” We have been operating at above capacity at our Men’s Development Center and our Women &... 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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God’s Plan For Me

At Star of Hope Mission two-thirds of those we serve each day are women and children. Many of these families arrive at our Women & Family Emergency Shelter after having lived in their cars or after outstaying their welcome in a family member’s or friend's home. It is always our hope that once these families have overcome their immediate crisis situation, they will choose to stay with us... 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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Celebrating 108 Years of Christ-centered Ministry!

As we celebrate the 108th anniversary of Star of Hope Mission this July 1 and its calling to serve the homeless of Houston, I can’t help but marvel at how God has used this mission to further His Kingdom in the Houston area! On the day Star of Hope opened its doors, the headline in the Houston Post read “New Religious Enterprise on Franklin Avenue Will Be Launched Tonight.” In his remarks, Dr.... 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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Christmas Peace at Star of Hope

Christmas is almost here, and the past two months have been no exception to what is always the busiest time of the year at Star of Hope! We now are serving 1,200 men, women and children each day, two-thirds of these are women and children. We anticipate serving 45,000 meals in the month of December alone. Already, we’ve had many wonderful Christmas activities including our Adopt-a-Family program,... Read More »
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Letting our light shine

Star of Hope Mission’s Light of Hope Festivals bring our expertise of 107 years of service -- including community partners, referrals, services, and entertainment -- OUT into the communities around Houston. We began the Light of Hope Festivals in January 2013 and to date we have had 4 successful events empowering neighborhoods from the north, south and east side of Houston. For years, Star of Hope... Read More »
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How does Star of Hope take hope to the streets?

At Star of Hope we work diligently to help individuals get off the streets and into life-changing programs so they can begin a new life and become independent, contributing members of society once again. One way we do this is through Star of Hope’s Extended Services and our Outreach ministry. Last Friday night, 82 volunteers, along with staff and partner ministries joined together for our 2nd... Read More »
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Smiles, Hugs and HOPE!

Your help was invaluable in making our 2nd annual Takin' Hope to the Streets a night where lives were changed and souls were saved!!! 91 men and women were prayed for, 89 received the word of God, 3 women were taken to Star of Hope's Women & Family Emergency Shelter, and 500 sack lunches were distributed. The compassion that was shown by the volunteers, staff and community partners was electric!... Read More »
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Takin' Hope to the Streets

You may ask the question, how do homeless service providers bring hope to over 6000 unsheltered homeless on the streets of Houston? We have found an answer ... during our 2nd Annual Takin' Hope to the Streets event we are partnering with T.H.U.G Ministry and Twentyfour4Twenty to take food, clothing, water and the HOPE of Jesus Christ to those who are feeling hopeless. Last year 70+ volunteers... Read More »
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The Greatest Miracle of Easter?

As we celebrate this Holy week of Easter, we reflect on Jesus' final week on this earth. Everything about Jesus' life was a miracle ... His virgin birth, His sinless life, His profound teachings, His miracles and His resurrection from the dead. But what do you think is the greatest miracle of Easter? I believe the greatest Miracle of Easter is the miracle of eternal life which God gives over and... 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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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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