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Is anyone having fun in this overwhelming August heat?

At Star of Hope’s Summer Camp for children of homeless families last week, the answer was a resounding “YES!” With the amazing financial support of so many of you, 130 children ages 6-17 went to Camp Good News and had the time of their lives. While their moms and dads were working through tough life issues with our staff, these bright, talented and promising young people were having great fun AND... Read More »
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Opening Doors to Second Chances

Many of the clients we see in Star of Hope’s New Haven program need a second chance on LIFE. Our ladies come to us from abusive and broken relationships, their pasts filled with tragedy and disappointment. They have potential to reach great heights, but no one will give them a chance. Watch this video and see how appreciative Alisha is to have her second chance! “Star of Hope opened doors to me... Read More »
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What does it take to end homelessness?

What does it take to end homelessness? This is a question many of us ask every time we see a homeless person on the streets of Houston. We all see homeless individuals most every day and wonder, “Why are they there and what can we do to really help them?” But for every man or woman you see on the streets, there are thousands more hidden from our view.  And a large percentage of these are homeless... Read More »
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Good and Faithful Servants

Every Wednesday, we look forward to our volunteer time at Star of Hope. Jim goes early in the morning to the eye clinic at the Men’s Shelter on Ruiz Street where he assists Dr. Moorehead as she examines clients’ eyes. Then we spend the afternoon at the Transitional Living Center teaching science and social studies for a GED class full of students eager to earn their high school equivalency... Read More »
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Family Blessed by Serving

Thank you for allowing my family to volunteer at the Men's Development Center. It was a blessing to serve the men as well as work alongside the staff and residents. Our purpose was to give of ourselves but we are the ones who received the blessings from the residents and staff members. The Star of Hope staff who headed up the kitchen did an incredible job facilitating the day. I like the... Read More »
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The Tooth Fairy is Alive and Working in Southeast Houston

Dr. Phyllis Morgan has wanted to be a dentist since the age of 8. In 1994 she realized her dream when she opened her own practice and began to make other dreams come true. Community and outreach has been a driving force in her life and for the last 14 years, in addition to her regular practice, she and her staff work with the under insured and the underprivileged. Last week, the good doctor opened... Read More »
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Teih is grateful for your support!

Families come to Star of Hope for a variety of reasons and with a diversity of needs. This is the story of one family that came to Star of Hope for assistance and made full use of the services you help provide. Teih and her mother, Michelle, are flourishing today thanks to you! When she was eight years old, Teih and her mom came from Baton Rouge to Houston with nothing but a bus ticket. They did... Read More »
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Summer of Hope is here!

Summer is here and our shelter is FULL. 144 people served in overflow last night! As the temperatures rise, so do the needs of the Mission. Summer is one of our busiest times and this year we are expecting more children off the streets, more families in need and more hungry and homeless than ever. Last night we had an all time record of 144 people ... women and children, sleeping in overflow at... Read More »
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Mentoring Teens at Star of Hope

Howdy everyone! My name is Darya. I am a Russian person who decided to become a volunteer for the teens of Star of Hope one day. It was God’s will for me. I never thought of Star of Hope being such a nice, friendly and well-managed place for the teens. All the teens are very talented and goal-oriented: they sing beautifully, they draw amazing pictures, they have a great sense of humor and are... Read More »
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Overcoming with Faith and Perseverance

Recently, I had the honor and great pleasure of meeting someone who I only knew of as a name on the boxes of clothes that were given as gifts to my children last Christmas at Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center. I was told that ESPN wanted to do a special on The Donald Driver Foundation and wanted to interview some of the people his organization had helped and I was one of them. After... Read More »
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Healed, Hopeful and Grateful

My significant other of 30 years passed away from cancer in July 2011. Nine months later I was left with nothing and evicted from my house. My neighbor allowed me to stay one night on her couch. The next morning she said I had to go. I asked her to take me to Star of Hope on Dowling. I knew nothing about the organization, but I had nowhere else to go. I took all of Pastor Turner’s classes and... Read More »
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Father’s Day – NOT Just Another Day

Look to your Heavenly Father for encouragement! He will never leave you, never forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). For many of our Star of Hopeclients, Father’s Day is just another day. With the trend of absent and abusive fathers, the men and women in our programs find it very difficult to comprehend what a loving father looks like, acts like, and how he impacts the lives of his children. When... Read More »
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Letting Our Light Shine!

What an AWESOME time we had at the Light of Hope Festival on Friday, May 17. Thanks to New Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church for partnering with Star of Hope Mission to be a light in the 5th Ward community. A special thanks to all the festival volunteers, donors and partners who helped in making this event a complete success! more images from Star of Hope's Light Of Hope Festivals There... Read More »
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The Beginning of an Exciting Future!

June is the month for commencements! For most this means the closing of one chapter in their lives and signals the beginning of an exciting future. That is exactly what commencement means for one of the residents in Star of Hope’s New Horizons program. Roderick recently graduated from high school with a 3.0 GPA and is ready to embark on his college career! Here, in his own words, is his testimony... Read More »
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The Healing My Soul Desperately Needed

Before coming to Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center I was lost. I had given up hope and was broken spiritually and financially. I was haunted by painful memories of sexual/physical abuse and cruel lies that had been spoken over my life … lies that led me to believe that I was a worthless person. I was the embodiment of fear. Terrified to face reality or responsibility, I used drugs... Read More »
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New Life for New Mothers

As we celebrate our Mothers this Mother’s Day, I am especially excited about the “NEW LIFE” Program which is now open at Star of Hope for new mothers, ages 18-23, who are expecting a baby and seeking a new life! This wonderful new program comes complete with a safe and clean apartment, great food, and a nurturing and supportive program staff to help each young mom through her pregnancy. Moms will... Read More »
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Unforgettable Experience

Renegade is a missional community group that belongs to the church Resurrection Houston. This missional community group is located at University of Houston, and we recently had the pleasure to volunteer at the Star of Hope. We helped serve some of the residents there. The experience was one that was unforgettable. We had an amazing time serving and interacting with the residents as well as helping... Read More »
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Joy to Our Hearts

Volunteering with MADE, especially at Star of Hope, has been a wonderful experience for me and for my family. It has put into perspective that all of us need help, of some kind, at some point in our lives and that we should all be willing to help each other, in whatever small way we can. We started out thinking we were going to Star of Hope to help others, but soon realized that we were being... Read More »
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Starting Over with New Life

I am excited to announce that New Life is finally up and running. We are currently accepting young ladies from 18-23 years of age entering the exciting journey of motherhood for the first time. But, don’t fret! New Life also welcomes young mothers who are taking this journey a second time around. I am excited to help guide these young ladies towards reaching their greatest potential. As of now... Read More »
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Selfless Serving

In the few weeks that I’ve been working for Star of Hope Mission,  I’ve been blown away every time I encounter our volunteers. I met a wonderful man with muscular dystrophy. He has so much love for Jesus and his mission for the brokenness of Houston that it could fill the oceans.  With the help of others, he did everything in his power to obtain his goals and requirements needed to volunteer. I... Read More »
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