Author Archives: Hank Rush

Hope for the Hopeless

Many who enter the doors of Star of Hope are looking to heal from painful memories of the past. Lacking a father’s love led Jose down a dark path as a teen. Without a spiritual and earthly father, he turned to drugs and alcohol. This is his story: I was born and raised in Southern […]
A new school year is beginning across the city! That excited feeling of starting school is special for so many of usꟷour own memories of picking out school supplies and shoes for the year, and for some of us, sharing that same excitement with our children and grandchildren when they start school. However, for homeless […]

God Reached Out to Me

At Star of Hope, many who come here are hurting and suffering from painful memories of their past. We have all known and experienced grief at one time in our lives. For David, losing his wife caused him to retreat into a dark spiral – until he found his way to Christ. This is his […]

Putting God First

This past June, we were blessed to have our largest graduating class ever at the Women and Family Development Center! Reflecting on this amazing achievement, I am reminded of the strength and resilience of every resident who has graduated from our programs. Many who have come to Star of Hope arrived at our doors broken […]
Summer may almost be over, but children at Star of Hope are still celebrating! Before the school year begins, children can enjoy their time off and get more time for fun. Next week our Star of Hope children will be heading to camp, where they will spend time fishing, swimming, ziplining and participating in activities that will […]
I believe that God is watching over every one of us. In both the good and challenging times, He is there to guide us. Many who come to Star of Hope are in search of the Lord, having suffered alone for most of their lives. For Sophia, her abusive past caused her to feel alone […]
Tomorrow marks 116 years of Star of Hope’s life-changing work! It is a day we can celebrate another year of strengthening our community by helping our neighbors in need. The Lord has done incredible work during this time, and we pray He will continue to bless our shared ministry for many years. Ever since Star […]

Accepted as I Am

Many who arrive at our doors come to Star of Hope feeling alone and forgotten. The pain of their past has caused them to feel abandoned by the world, but God is there to lift them up! James had a difficult childhood, leading him to believe he was invisible to those who should have cared […]

His Love Prevails

Reflecting on the recent National Day of Prayer, I am reminded how your continued prayers have blessed many lives at Star of Hope. The Lord has provided strength to those who have felt weak and broken. Many who come to our doors are lost, searching for a form of healing only God can provide. Andoneisha […]
As Mother’s Day approaches, I am reminded of the many women who have come to Star of Hope to provide a better life for their children. We see the work they have done, and with the help of Trees of Hope friends group, we were able to honor these mothers with the Moms Matter special […]