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Destined to Fulfill Their Dreams!

At At a recent Star of Hope Transitional Living Center Commencement Ceremony, we were blessed to celebrate 16 women who were recognized for completing various Star of Hope educational programs! When women and children in our city find themselves homeless, they need a safe place to stay and help in putting their lives back together. Many have sought Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center for... Read More »
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What are you thankful for?

A week from today we will be home celebrating Thanksgiving … gathered around a traditional Thanksgiving table, fellowshipping with family and friends, with a feast of turkey and all the trimmings. The holiday season is truly a joyful time, where we reflect on all that God has blessed us with and His promises for those who believe in Him. We want to share that same joy of Thanksgiving with the... 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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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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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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A New Hope and Housing!

With a grateful heart, we are so excited to announce that one of our first outreach clients, Eddie, is now HOUSED. He has transitioned into our New Haven Program (Rittenhouse Campus) at New Hope Housing. Eddie has been chronically homeless for more than 10 years living on the streets of Houston with a severe addiction to alcohol. Over the past three months, Eddie has surrendered to God's perfect... Read More »
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When One Journey Ends Another Begins!

Every year Star of Hope Mission holds a commencement ceremony for the teens who have graduated from high school and are preparing for the next chapter in their lives. This year we had the pleasure of celebrating seven teens who accomplished this great milestone, six with aspirations for college and one teen entering the Army! It is an amazing feeling when I am able to witness our youth grow... Read More »
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Celebrating 108 Years of Christ-centered Ministry!

As we celebrate the 108th anniversary of Star of Hope Mission this July 1 and its calling to serve the homeless of Houston, I can’t help but marvel at how God has used this mission to further His Kingdom in the Houston area! On the day Star of Hope opened its doors, the headline in the Houston Post read “New Religious Enterprise on Franklin Avenue Will Be Launched Tonight.” In his remarks, Dr.... Read More »
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Sportsmen Against Hunger

Safari Club International is a leader in the fight against hunger and the promotion of wildlife conservation. Several years ago, SCI Houston adopted Star of Hope as its charity-of-choice and found Star of Hope to be a great fit for these programs. Through the Sportsmen Against Hunger program, hunters share their wild game harvest with those less fortunate. Since beginning our partnership with Star... Read More »
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Finding Hope in the Aisles of a Grocery Store

Just after the holidays, I was on my way home from work one evening and decided to stop by the grocery store to grab a few things for dinner. This was my typical, yet dreaded, routine as the hustle and bustle of shoppers at 5pm does not yield the most desirable shopping experience. With grocery list in hand and a focused mindset, I was determined to maneuver quickly through the aisles, pay, then... Read More »
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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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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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Homeless teens graduate and head to college!

This last week at Star of Hope Mission, we celebrated with eight teens who have just graduated from high school and are now preparing to enter college this fall! This is one of my favorite celebrations each year, as we see these bright, smart young people reaching for the dream of a college education, in spite of their families' situation. They are truly seeking God’s promise found in Jeremiah... Read More »
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Star of Hope teens follow their college dreams

Each of us knows the cliché, “When life deals you lemons, make lemon aide.” For eight of our Stars of 2ommorw teens, this is more than a tired expression. This is their intention. One of my favorite times of the year is when we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our current and alumni teens as they graduate from high school and begin their college career. Each of these teens at one point or... Read More »
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Helping to Transform a Woman's Life

It was an absolute honor to be a part of the Star of Hope Makeover project for my Fashion Image class at Houston Community College. After learning over the last few weeks in class how to assess a person's personal style and goals, then help develop their fashion style was within itself great knowledge. After our team was able to meet Michelle it was humbling and rewarding to know we can be a part... Read More »
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Moving Day!

New Haven II welcomes men and women home. Excitement was in the air recently as Star of Hope’s New Haven II program, in partnership with New Hope Housing, welcomed 43 residents. This new property located on Rittenhouse, offers chronically homeless, single men and women a new beginning and hope for a brighter future. With a total of 55 apartments, the facility will soon be filled with residents... Read More »
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