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 of Hope is located in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland.
Hope House, currently the only facility of Community of Hope, has 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.
We believe our residents are capable of making significant, transformative positive changes for themselves and their children.
And we know that they can not do it alone! Our program staff are equipped to provide nurturing support, while setting high expectations for personal growth and life skills. In order to help parents achieve this responsibility, we hold them accountable to keep their commitments, do their work, and make progress toward their goals.
Knowledge is power. Stability is key.
Residents are able to participate in a variety of classes while living at Hope House- including trauma-informed parenting classes, RentWell certification courses, and job skills training. Many residents work to overcome employment barriers like obtaining an ID, creating a resume, or finding reliable childcare. Others focus on repairing relationships or maintain sobriety. Whatever obstacles a resident is facing, Community of Hope provides first and foremost a safe, comfortable place to sleep- a place to lay down at night- so that over time more and more energy can be put toward making positive change.
Our partners make it all possible.
We are continually grateful for the immense support, resources, time, and energy shared by organizations- large and small, faith communities, and individuals. We could not do any of this without you!