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God's always with you, wherever you go...

I’m truly inspired by how God touches lives.  When I attend the graduation ceremonies at our Men’s Development Center (MDC), I and the staff pray with the men who will be commencing that day. They share their prayer requests with us … many of those related to overcoming their addictions and reconciling with their wives and families. After each ceremony I will write down their prayers and continue... Read More »
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We have a NEW website designed just for you!

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! After months of hard work we are delighted to officially announce the new Star of Hope site is LIVE and on-line at www.sohmission.org. Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with an easier way to learn about Star of Hope services, stories and ways to give and get help. This new website is interactive and gives... Read More »
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God Changes Lives!

The message of fundamental change is what we share every day with all who come to the Star of Hope! It’s our goal to help them through their immediate crisis situation, then to find or renew their faith in Christ, and achieve independent living once again. Frank Salmon is a shining example of how change can happen. His story is a testament to how God can turn a desperate situation into a promising... 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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Some Wounds Go Deep

When Shakela was a child her mother abandoned her. The message was clear. Her mother did not care for her and did not want her around. Later on her mother returned and told her daughter, “You are never going to amount to nothing.” Those wounds stayed with Shakela all through her young life. They drove her to drugs to ease the pain. They gave her a poor self image that opened her to a series of... Read More »
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You Provide A Place Where God Changes Lives.

Frank is a smart guy. As a child he looked like a genius. By age 9 his works of art were hanging in a museum. Everyone marveled at him ... wondering what he would do with his life. He joined the Navy as a young man, and then took over leadership of a business seeing quick success. Everything he did was successful, until the day failure came. He had never learned how to handle failure. His health... 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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Good News … There is Hope.

At Star of Hope, we see broken and desperate lives every day, void of God. The world is telling them they are not good enough, and that they do not measure up to the standards of our society. Many are at rock bottom with literally no one else to turn to for help. But at the Star of Hope we tell them something different, we tell them there is good news … there is Hope and someone does care. So, as... Read More »
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God made you.

“You are beautiful. God made you. You are a daughter of the King. You can make it through anything.” Jerrie said those words. She lives by them. They keep her going when her childhood fears return. The death of her mother and abuse from her father both weigh upon her. The sadness and shameful memories are too much to overcome alone. But Jesus is alive to her. His promise to love and save her keeps... Read More »
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Welcome Home, Lost One.

When a person needs compassion, Star of Hope is the place to be. There are staff who once hit rock bottom themselves, and found comfort and help from the people here. Now they do the same for others coming in the darkest time of their lives — people like David. Not long ago David was reduced to taking money from the family checkbook and stealing from his employer to feed an addiction. He was... Read More »
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The Easter Gift!

“… Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day....” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) NIV The story of Easter is one of love, hope, sacrifice and commitment. Jesus Christ sacrificed His life that we might live again and have a reconciled relationship with Him. The most amazing part of the story is that it doesn’t end in the tomb; it... Read More »
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Baby Shower Baskets for Pregnant Mothers!

Elise and Sarah Cunningham, and Claire and Sarah Sullivan were awarded a Ticktocker Initiative Grant from the National Charity League, Inc.(NCL, Inc.), Heart of Texas, Chapter. Their project idea was creating baby shower baskets for pregnant mothers at the Star of Hope. They saw a need for this when they noticed several pregnant mothers when they were volunteering there in the fall. The baskets... 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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Story of Hope!

Our Outreach Client, Rowland Buchanan, continues to live a life of faith knowing that even through adversity, with God ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE! Rowland has battled with cocaine and Alcohol abuse for over 20 years. After finishing a 5 year prison sentence, Rowland decided to re-dedicate his life back to Christ and continue to live a life of sobriety. However, He struggled with resources and housing... Read More »
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Thank You!

What a great evening at the “My Anchor Forever” Star of Hope Annual Banquet Tuesday night! Thank you so much to all of our friends who were able to be with us as we celebrated Star of Hope’s past, considered its present and introduced its future. If you were one of our friends who was not able to be there, we missed you! Star of Hope, and all those we serve, would not be able to live as... Read More »
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Be A Star!

Star of Hope volunteers bring a joyful light to our guests. We need more like them. There is a lonely man, a frightened woman or a sad child who needs a friend to listen and care. We would like to tell you about the many opportunities to serve. One of these spots may be just right for YOU! Perhaps it is serving meals or tutoring children or adults. Or, you might enjoy serving in our Family Store.... Read More »
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