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Help end homelessness... one life at a time!

Welcome to Star of Hope Mission

Hope Lives Here


I can’t show you photos of the more than 1,000 men, women and children who will call Star of Hope “home” tonight...but as you study the following faces, remember this:

Every smile you see was put there by someone like you who, moved by compassion, gave to support our comprehensive programs for daily care and long-term solutions to homelessness.

I hope you'll also visit the Star of Hope Video Channel to hear some of the residents share their inspiring stories in their own words.

Every day there are 1,000 reasons for you to partner with us and transform lives with hope. Thank you for considering how you can get involved!

Hank Rush, President & CEO


The Doris & Carloss Morris Men's Devlopment Center

 Men reading the bible
  • Spiritual skills classes, to ground each man in the Word of God and Christ-centered living, the best relapse prevention of all.
  • Alcohol and drug education to combat addictive behavior.
  • Work therapy, tutoring, career development and employment assistance to preparemen for productive, fulfilling work.
  • Life skills classes, to teach them basic life knowledge many never had, so they can pursue independent living.


Transitional Living Center

Family Portrait: 1 mom & 2 daughters
  • 12-18 month case management based programs that include personal development, parenting skills and spiritual life classes, helping clients realize their unique value to God and discover His plan for their lives.
  • TCADA licensed intensive substance abuse recovery program.
  • Career Development and education to help adult clients set and achieve employment goals.
  • A state-licensed Children's Program, including child care, preschool and after-school activities and homework assistance, and Teen’s Program, focusing on education and healthy living patterns.

The Women & Family Emergency Shelter

Family Portrait: 1 mom & 2 sons
  • Referrals for housing, social services and substance abuse recovery.
  • Chapel services and Bible studies to introduce guest to the never-failing love of God.
  • Guidance and support to begin healing emotional scars.
  • Children’s and teen’s programs, educational help and daycare.

New Horizons

Man reading the bible
  • A community of support including case management and social activities.
  • Accountability and emotional support in sobriety.
  • A rental and childcare subsidy which decreases each year as a family becomes more established in its new way of life.
  • Classes to promote better money management, so men and women can learn to budget, save and use their new pay checks wisely.