Why I Love Working for Star of Hope!

My position at Star of Hope allows me to not only see the full scope of the care and services we offer our clients, but I have the privilege of sharing the neat stories I come across, with you, through the mail. Whether it’s a client who has overcome addiction through the New Hope Recovery Program, a volunteer group who donated stuffed animals for the children, or a Circle of Hope member... Read More »
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Why I joined the Circle of Hope

We are grateful for friends like you who give to help the hungry and homeless of Houston with Star of Hope Mission. Many of our supporters want to take the next step and make an even greater difference. They belong to our Circle of Hope because they have made a monthly commitment to support our mission. This is why: “I know that life often presents obstacles which are very difficult to deal with.... Read More »
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Star of Hope: Top Houston Workplace

In September I completed my 6th year as the CEO of Star of Hope Mission, and I am still humbled every day by the lives that are transformed here through the power of God’s love! The Lord has helped us create an environment where our employees, in their own way and with their own special skills, can be His instruments of life change every day. This past Sunday the Star of Hope was named to The... 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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When does homelessness end?

Summertime is here, and we have lots of incredible ministry and love to share with those who come to Star of Hope Mission for help! I came across this statement recently, and thought of us: "When you know where you are going, it changes everything!" I paused in my tracks ... and thought about this statement, and read it again and again. When we accept a new job, we set our sights on the goals of... Read More »
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A Resolution for Life Change

I gave up New Year’s resolutions many years ago because, well, I think you know why! But I do find myself each year-end pondering the year-past and thinking about what lies ahead in the new year, as I am sure you do. Today, as I look back I see what an amazing year 2013 was for Star of Hope, with rich blessings from our Lord in every area of our ministry together. We saw God accomplish so much at... Read More »
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Serving Together... an evening of gathered worship

Thursday night, October 24, churches from across Houston gathered at Star of Hope’s Men’s Development Center (MDC) to experience an evening chapel service with our clients. Occasionally individual churches lead a chapel service, but this was the first time churches were invited to join the congregation. Dr. Dick Druary, the Director of the MDC, shared a heart-felt message from Matthew 1:18-23 and... Read More »
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Celebrating Everything You Do... Next Friday!

Each February, thousands of Houstonians gather for dinner and an evening of inspiration and education, in support of the homeless of our city. It’s the Star of Hope Annual Banquet, and it’s next Friday, February 8th at 7pm in the Lanier Ballroom at the Hilton Americas downtown. If you aren’t already planning to attend, we’d love for you to join us! Seating is limited, so register today. As a... Read More »
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How Is Star of Hope Your Mission?

Every day, Star of Hope reaches out and serves Houston’s homeless men, women and children in love and compassion. We are serving the most basic needs imaginable . . . a safe place to stay, a bath, clean clothes, a meal -- a caring heart open to share the trauma and show the way to a brighter tomorrow. It’s real, it matters and It’s life changing! Read and enjoy this "guest blog" from Brooke... Read More »
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What’s a Normal Life for A Homeless Kid?

It’s always an exciting day at Star of Hope when the children return from Camp Good News. Through your generous support, we were able to send 119 school aged kids to camp this past week, where they experienced in a fun setting something of a normal childhood. These kids are living with their families here at Star of Hope while their families are recovering from homelessness. Our hearts especially... Read More »
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Helping Kids Who Break the Cycle

Once homeless at the age of 6, Daronica is now pursuing a Masters Degree! As Star of Hope works with families experiencing homelessness, we pay special attention to the children. They are the true victims in all their family is going through, and many times fall behind quickly in school. But with support and help while at the Star of Hope, more children of homeless families are catching up... Read More »
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Star of Hope's 2011 Ministry Report

Star of Hope's 2011 Ministry Report is available now. Take a look inside to see how your support is changing the lives homeless men, women and families in our community. In 2011, you helped accomplish that mission through your support for: 615,068 healthy, nourishing meals to reassure the hungry 87,218 donated articles of clothing and 5,910 toys and gifts to help families rebuild their lives... Read More »
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Where’s My Manual?

“Where’s my manual?” she asked as she approached the desk. “I’m sorry? What manual? I responded. “This paper says if I pray this prayer I’ll get a manual. I prayed the prayer, so where is my manual?” She held a gospel tract in her hand. “Let me see that.” I took the tract from her hand. The tract offered a manual for life to anyone who prayed the sinner’s prayer and received Christ as their... Read More »
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A Night With Friends

When Michael W. Smith sits down at the piano, as he did at the recent 2012 Star of Hope Banquet - Above All, you get more than a great performance; you get the feeling that you are in the company of a gentleman and a friend. That said, on the evening of February 2nd, the Lanier Ballroom at the Hilton Americas was transformed into a glorious sanctuary where the theme of the program: Above All... Read More »
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So What’s Ahead for the New Year?

That’s the question we are all asking, isn’t it? And when we consider that for our homeless men, women and children in Houston, we know that “2012 will be a year of significantly more needs to be met.”Star of Hope has always been on the cutting edge of ministry to the homeless. Over the past 105 years of service there have been three distinct transitions in the homeless need: Serving men-only for... Read More »
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Faith & Hope Are Alive This Summer

About two months ago, an 11 year old girl named Faith arrived at Star of Hope's downtown Women & Family Emergency Shelter with her grandmother. She was quiet, polite and read during her free time. Soon, Faith was invited to attend Summer Camp where she experienced a week of freedom from her difficult family life in the Piney Woods of East Texas. She opened up and had such a great time! One night... Read More »
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