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Meet A Nice Young Woman

You look at Alyssa and most of us would say she looks like a nice young woman, standing there in her Transitional Living Center program graduation gown. She seems to have a good life going for her. And you would be right. But the truth is, her health is a credit to God for bringing her to Star of Hope and caring for her. If she had stayed where she was, she would not look the same. Without Star of... Read More »
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“You were there for me, when I really needed someone.”

When Ann* first came she had no one. She never smiled or talked to anyone. We learned later she was a housewife of 30 years and was recently divorced. Everything she had was taken from her. She was in shock. Her old life was over. Now she had to provide for herself, and she was terrified. She did not know if she could. It was Star of Hope’s career development class that gave her a spark of... Read More »
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“Seeing The Light Keeps Me Going.”

Michelle Alexander has worked as the Director of the Transitional Living Center for 11 years. She deeply cares for those under her care. "I love to see the light come on in their eyes. When you see a woman looking at you kindly for the first time, then you know God has warmed her heart. She is beautiful. I know we can give all the advice in the world, but they are just empty words until a... Read More »
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My Anchor Forever!

Start the New Year out with hope! In a couple of weeks it will be time for the Star of Hope Annual Banquet scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 at the Hilton Americas Hotel, featuring singer Christy Nockles - one of the best voices in Christian music! Star of Hope has so much to be thankful for because of our continuous trust in our ANCHOR. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, churches and other... Read More »
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Homeless for Christmas

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve ... such a special day for all of us! But it is also the day Mary and Joseph found themselves with no place to go for the night ... homeless. This has special significance here at Star of Hope, as we will care for more than a thousand men, women and children who also would have no place else to lay their heads tonight, but for the Star of Hope. Just as on that first... Read More »
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Remembering the Goodness of God!

Star of Hope is truly here because Houstonians want it to be. . . it is a Houston tradition and such a wonderful expression of the generous heart of our great city! And you can rest assured, Star of Hope is working hard to serve more people every day in our community who need a second chance and a new hope with Christ in their lives. We are setting a place at our Thanksgiving tables for well over... Read More »
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The season of gratefulness … year round!

Thanksgiving is a time of year when much focus is put toward being grateful for what we have. Giving gratitude to God should be a part of everyday life, and for many it is a daily practice. But, on Thanksgiving, people are able to celebrate this sentiment in a focused way, with many individuals across the nation gathering to celebrate with their friends and loved ones all on one... Read More »
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An Amazing Night …

Impending thunderstorms and bad weather could not dampen the spirits of the 50 Star of Hope staff, New Haven program participants and volunteers who were ready to serve those in most need during the 3rd Annual Takin’ Hope to the Streets outreach program held on October 30! The purpose of this annual event is to bring hope and peace to the lost and hurting and to share the gift of Salvation. The... Read More »
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Remarkable Things!

One of the most remarkable and rewarding things that I have observed at Star of Hope is how friends like you show our clients the love of Jesus through your support of gifts and encouragement. Recently, we asked our supporters to write words of encouragement to our clients on Thanksgiving cards we provided. In a short period of time we received such an abundant outpouring of love from all of you,... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR VOLUNTEERING

Paul Gainor “grew up poor.” He remembers the one time someone gave him pizza when he was a child. It was special to him. Now, he and his wife Debbie own Pizza Zone. When he read about the ‘Slice of Hope’ campaign to donate pizzas to homeless shelters around the country, he knew he wanted to do that for Star of Hope. So they cooked up 100 pizzas and came with their staff to serve the pizzas to the... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR FOOD

You cannot survive without food. Some who come here have gone days without a meal. But they are safe here. They can rest and get their strength back. They can look around and see others who are just like them living well with a hopeful future. Thank you for caring. You can provide a Thanksgiving meal with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, followed by pie and coffee ... all for $2.08. A... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR A NEW START

When Elizabeth lost her job, her family would not help her. They were not close. She had grown up in foster care. Therefore, when she lost her job, she had no one to ask what she should do. And so she lost her home too. It is scary for a single woman to face hardships without others looking out for her. If there had been someone, Elizabeth may have been able to keep her home until she found a new... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR GIVING

Charitable giving is, in many ways, an expression of a person’s deepest held values and passions. God gives us the strength to earn money, and so we have a responsibility to use it wisely. Thus, in thinking of our future and our legacies, provision for both our own families as well as the causes we hold dear can be an incredible blessing to many who remain after we go home. Including Star of Hope i... Read More »
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THANK YOU, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY

What is it like for a child growing up in a homeless shelter? According to Brandon, “It’s challenging!” He remembers getting on the school bus at the door of Star of Hope and hearing some of the other children laughing at him and calling him ‘the poor boy.’ By the time he became a high school student he did not care anymore. He was a young man going places. His eyes were set on a... Read More »
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Thanks Be To God!

October is here and the weather reports are telling us that cooler weather is finally on the way! I know for many of us, the fall season is our favorite time of the year. It is also much busier around the Star of Hope. That is because the children are back in school, we are preparing for changes in the weather and planning for great holiday celebrations, all of which create more activity for you... Read More »
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2016 Star of Hope Annual Banquet!

With the annual Star of Hope banquet just a few short months away, I’m reminded of just how important our work is. For that one night we all gather together to enjoy an inspiring and informative time as we focus on the homeless men, women and children of Houston we serve daily. We dedicate the evening to ending their homelessness and helping them become productive members of our society. Star... Read More »
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Star of Hope Teens Give Back to Houston Community

This summer our teens learned the importance of serving others. Using Mark 10:45 as their scripture reference and keeping with their theme “You’ve Been Served: it’s not about me,” our teens partnered with friends from Kilgore Industries and participated in the local program “Rebuilding Together Houston". Their assignment was to help refurbish a former veteran’s Mr. Gene Dickson and his wife’s... Read More »
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Volunteer at our Harvest Festival!

The Harvest Festival is Star of Hope’s Fall kick-off for families, fun and festivities. It is a time where all of the Star of Hope family — clients, staff, volunteers, donors — come together to celebrate the changing of the weather and the changed lives that fill our facilities. Through décor, activities and laughter … we usher in a new season of beginnings. Some activities include: Photo... Read More »
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RAYMOND TOOK A LONG TIME COMING AROUND.

GOD WAS WAITING. Raymond was 65 years old when he hit the wall. He looked in the mirror and knew he needed help. It was now or never. He came to Star of Hope. For the past 25 years he drank and took heavy drugs. Whenever Raymond tried to quit, he failed, and after a few weeks started back worse than ever. But now he has changed. Today he can go to a function where there is drinking and not even... Read More »
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