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Help Feed Houston’s Homeless

Ask someone what Star of Hope does and one of first things they may tell you is “Star of Hope is a soup kitchen.” Star of Hope serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a year at 3 different Houston area locations. We serve meals, but Star of Hope has always been so much more than a soup kitchen.   Today, you can help us provide hot, nutritious meals for the men, women and families who come to Star of Hope... Read More »
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Yellowstone Acadmey 8th Graders Give Well

Recently, you may have seen on our Facebook Fan Page a picture of Hank Rush, with a big old check from Yellowstone Academy 8th graders. They raised money, made a check and presented it to Mr. Rush, proudly.  I find this story extremly moving for several reasons.  One being that many of Yellowstone Acadamy kids have lived at Star of Hope before or are currently living here. Another, staggering fact... Read More »
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104 Thanksgivings at Star of Hope

I was just thinking about the fast approaching holidays. Thanksgiving is a week away and Christmas is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to spending next Wednesday afternoon with homeless and recovering men at the Star of Hope Men’s Development Center in downtown Houston. Wow… this will be the 104th year that Thanksgiving meals have been served at Star of Hope!This picture was... Read More »
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How Are You Hope....Where-Ever You Are?

Recently, you might have seen Star of Hope on the news for having 141 people, 55 of which were kids, sleeping on the floor in our overflow room. Because of the deep need this Summer we have had many people feel called to take action and be HOPE! Many have volunteered in our soup kitchen, given food and clothing donations, and provided long term hope by becoming a Circle of Hope Member. We deeply... Read More »
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In Honor of Zan

I have consistently had some place safe to sleep. I have consistently been fed.  I have consistently been loved. I have consistently made mistakes and have been forgiven and accepted. I have consistently been made to feel valued….and I have consistently forgotten that some people don’t have any form of healthy consistency in their own lives.   Star of Hope can’t save the world, but it can give... Read More »
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Answering the Calls at Star of Hope

This week I had the opportunity to meet Ann and Brenda from Willis of Texas. They were working a shift as Star of Hope Call Center Volunteers. In fact if you call Star of Hope on a Wednesday morning or afternoon, chances are you will speak to a Willis volunteer. About 50 Willis employees rotate through one our Wednesday Call Center shifts every 4 -6 weeks! Amazing.Brenda said that answering the... Read More »
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Call Center Volunteers Helping Houston's Homeless

Recently, I had a chance to visit with one of our volunteers. He and a team from his employer have been involved in our new volunteer Call Center which started in November.For several years our executive staff at Star of Hope, one of Houston’s Emergency Shelters, has been concerned about how we can shorten access time for homeless men, women and their families in need. So we started a phone bank!... Read More »
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Looking Forward to Another Year of Ministry Together in 2011

In just two days, we’ll be closing out 2010 and celebrating the arrival of a new year, 2011!As I reflect on 2010, my thoughts crystallize on God’s amazing blessings to THEM, through YOU. YOU have enabled the GIFT OF HOPE to be shared with THEM…the thousands of Houstonians, who in 2010 have found themselves in the unique life situation of being homeless, and have turned to Star of Hope for life-tran... Read More »
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Helping Houston’s Homeless Find The Brightest Light

During my eight years working for Star of Hope Mission, I have watched over and over as homeless clients move from virtually “no hope” with total dependence, to beginning their independent walk in a new life.  Star of Hope is not just a Soup Kitchen in Houston!  We offer Christian Ministries with such services as drug rehabilitation, emergency homeless services, parenting classes, career building... Read More »
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The Blind Side

Looking for a fun family activity this weekend?  Or perhaps a special date night with a loved one?  Please join Star of Hope at Miller Outdoor Theatre on August 14 for a FREE screening of the Academy Award winning movie The Blind Side.  You can help Houston's homeless by bringing a canned food donation to help us feed the nearly 1,000 homeless men, women and children we serve every day.  We will... Read More »
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Hope in the Wilderness - Sandra's Story

We all have our “wilderness” wanderings—much like the Israelites in the Old Testament. We have times in our lives when we have departed one place (Egypt) and are on to a new place (the Promised Land).  Many who enter the Drug Rehab Centers Houston or Battered Womens Shelter Houston are doing just that--moving from one place in their lives to another.  We hope and pray that there will not be a LONG ... Read More »
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A Day With TobyMac

A few months ago, Grammy Award winning singer TobyMac - one of the most successful Christian performers in history, visited Houston.  Radio station KSBJ invited him to debut his new album "TONIGHT" in the Bayou City and Star of Hope Mission along with LifeWay Christian Book Storesco-sponsored the CD signings. As a record maker, TobyMac was a record breaker - attracting about 4,000 fans to selected... Read More »
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102 Thanksgivings

I love history, so I thought I would share a little with you. Next Thursday will be the 102nd Thanksgiving that the kitchens of Star of Hope have served meals to Houston's homeless. This Thanksgiving picture was taken sometime around 1912. The captions read: "Big, free Thanksgiving dinner. Here is where we feed'em. The Mission is open eighteen hours a day, and the Star of Hope shines brightly to... Read More »
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