Community of Hope

Empowering Portland's Houseless Single-Parent Families To Find Hope, HealIng, and Stability

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Community of Hope is more than a safe place to sleep.

Building on the inherent strengths of families, our staff provides holistic, trauma-informed care to empower parents to hold a job, manage finances, steer clear of addictions, develop positive relationships, grow in parenting skills, and make healthy life choices, all in the context of beautiful, messy community life.

Community

Hope House, located in North Portland, has the capacity for up to eight families at a time. Each family is provided their own bedroom while the kitchen, living rooms, and bathrooms are more communal. Residents are encouraged to take the time necessary to begin making critical changes for themselves and their families but generally, stay for 3-5 months.

Care Mentoring

All residents are expected to take responsibility for caring for themselves. We support them in learning the skills they need to develop in order to assume responsibility for their lives. To help them achieve this responsibility, we hold them accountable to keep their commitments, do their work, and make progress toward their goals.

Training & Resources

Residents, and some qualifying community members, are able to participate in a variety of classes while living at Hope House- including trauma-informed parenting classes, RentWell certification, and job skills training. Residents are connected to housing agencies, job placement companies, counseling services and a variety of other community social service providers.

Meet Ashley. Listen to Her Story of Transformation.

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When she hit rock bottom, Ashley received support from an array of dedicated professionals. Then, as she continued on her path to stability she found solidarity, patience, and encouragement from the staff, volunteers, and other single-parents at Community of Hope. During her time at Hope House Ashley was able to gain the motivation, skills, and fortitude necessary to be the caring mother her children needed her to be, and to find a full-time job, childcare, and a place to call home! 

Upcoming Community Event

Date And Time
Wed, October 16, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Location
Community of Hope
8911 North Leonard St.

I have seen students embrace the safety net and security of Community of Hope as the foundation to filling a hole in their lives that was vacant before. And I have personally seen the light return to students who didn’t feel that existed before.

Andrea Nahurski

JAMES JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR

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