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Programs and Services at Star of Hope Mission

Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life-changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life-management and recovery from substance abuse.

On any given day, there are approximately 1,000 homeless men, women and children being helped at the Men’s Development Center, the Women & Family Development Center at Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community℠, and Extended Services. The key to the success of Star of Hope Mission is its comprehensive approach to addressing the diverse issues, both immediate and long term, that impact homeless individuals and families. This model of compassionate, purposeful outreach, coupled with community partners and donors, creates an environment in which lives are transformed and people are inspired to rise above poverty, set meaningful, measurable goals for independence and achieve them.

 

Services at a Glance

Your support kept this family together!

Amber couldn’t remember the last time she had eaten a meal or taken a shower.  She’d been awake for days, high on methamphetamine and smoking cigarettes in a tiny, dingy motel room.  Perhaps the worst thing was the fact that Amber wasn’t alone.  Her 18-month-old son Kaden was there, watching his mother fall apart.  Read more & watch video.

Changed Lives
Starting over again, better than ever, at age 53!
“I feel whole again. I don’t ever want to lose that. I never want to go back to my old life.” Read Melanie's Story
Changed Lives
When God turns the light on …
José has new opportunities since coming to Star of Hope. Read José's Story
Changed Lives
How Ross learned contentment after his world fell apart.
“I hope when it is my time to leave that I can come back and help, be a donor to a program like this.” Read Ross's Story
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From Star of Hope Blogs
October 18th, 2017
Have you ever wondered why you have a heart for the homeless? When you see homeless people on the streets in Houston, with the look of hopelessness in their eyes, you are quickly reminded of why you desire to help those in need. Not everyone has that same desire, but we can encourage them to […]
October 4th, 2017
Greetings to each of you, this first week of October 2017! Wow…what a wild ride all of us in Houston and South Texas have been on this past month, via Hurricane Harvey! Many of you, our fellow friends have been impacted with flooding, and our prayers are with each and all of you as you […]
August 24th, 2017
Oh glorious day! After five years of envisioning, planning, and construction we have opened the doors of the Women and Family Development Center at Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community℠ transformational campus! It has been so rewarding to see our community come together and support this project through their financial giving, volunteerism and prayer. We could […]
July 20th, 2017
Great things are happening at Star of Hope Mission! The summer will soon be coming to a close and the children in our family centers will be returning from camp before heading back to school in a couple of weeks. Camp for these kids is such a blessing, for many it is their first outdoors […]
June 21st, 2017
Every year Star of Hope Mission holds a graduation celebration for the teens who have finished high school and are preparing for the next chapter in their lives. This year we had the pleasure of celebrating 12 of our teens who graduated from high school and are following their dreams to continue their professional journey! […]
May 10th, 2017
Mother’s Day is coming up this week … Sunday, May 14! In preparation for that, one of my favorite events for our children here at Star of Hope Mission was held last week at our Transitional Living Center for all of our moms and their children. It was a fun afternoon hosted by Trees of […]
April 26th, 2017
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 […]
April 11th, 2017
Here at Star of Hope, we see broken and hopeless people walk through our front doors every day. They are desperate and have been searching for different ways to fill a void only God can. Thousands come to us who are at rock bottom and literally have no one else to turn to for help. […]
March 31st, 2017
I am an expecting mother and as I was working on my registry, I realized how expensive diapers were. I knew for my 30th birthday that I would want to help several people in need in some way and came up with the idea to help at least 30 struggling mothers by donating a box […]
March 30th, 2017
As we look forward to Easter, join us in celebrating Jesus and His rebuilding of lives at the Star of Hope. This year's Annual Banquet “All Things New”, paid tribute to Star of Hope’s 110th anniversary and previewed what lies ahead for this blessed mission. God has provided for us through the years and continues […]
March 9th, 2017
As you may know, Star of Hope Mission celebrated its 110th anniversary at our Annual Banquet last month. We had the pleasure of hearing Tyson share his wonderful testimony of how his life was headed in the wrong direction, but God’s love and grace turned his situation around! With His continuous favor and wonderful supporters […]
May 12th, 2016
Chandra fell deep. By age 21 she was in an abusive marriage with two children and using drugs. By age 32 she had four children and was completely addicted, doing whatever it took to get her fix. “I went through several jobs, cars, and homes. My kids were shuffled around from place to place and […]
April 13th, 2016
Before coming to Star of Hope, Ty and her mom were living in an apartment together. Money was tight, but they were getting by, living paycheck to paycheck. Ty said she thought everything was just fine. And from the outside, they did look fine. After all, they had a place to call home and were […]
April 13th, 2016
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 […]
April 13th, 2016
Frank is a smart guy. As a child he looked like a genius. By age 9 his works of art were hanging in a museum. Everyone marveled at him … wondering what he would do with his life. He joined the Navy as a young man, and then took over leadership of a business seeing […]
March 16th, 2016
“You are beautiful. God made you. You are a daughter of the King. You can make it through anything.” Jerrie said those words. She lives by them. They keep her going when her childhood fears return. The death of her mother and abuse from her father both weigh upon her. The sadness and shameful memories […]
March 16th, 2016
When a person needs compassion, Star of Hope is the place to be. There are staff who once hit rock bottom themselves, and found comfort and help from the people here. Now they do the same for others coming in the darkest time of their lives — people like David. Not long ago David was […]