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  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    This Christmas …Christmas time is such a wonderful time of the year. Each year, we enjoy wonderful Christmas music, homes are decorated with Christmas lights abound, and we ponder the great message of the Gospel; God’s amazing gift of His son, Jesus … to US. The Gospel is a wonderful reminder of God’s grace and mercy over […]Read More »By Hank Rush December 6th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Homemade Hope – A Thanksgiving Meal!The season of Thanksgiving and joy is here! Each year November brings the holiday season, with our celebration of Thanksgiving this month and then the celebration of Jesus’ birth in December at Christmas. I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of the year! The holidays are full of time with family […]Read More »By Hank Rush November 20th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Star of Hope visits Great Day Houston!When most people think of the homeless, they think of a man on the street holding a sign. The harsh reality is that the homeless are not only men but women and children too. These are the people we serve at Star of Hope Mission. Although, the face of homelessness has changed our goal to […]Read More »By Hank Rush October 24th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    A Man Made Fruitful!Many of our residents come to Star of Hope with a desire to change their lives. Many struggle with this desire, but my prayers are to help them reach their goals to grow in Christ and to succeed in life. Success stories are continuous reminders of why I love being here at Star of Hope. […]Read More »By Hank Rush October 18th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    I wanted to be a better Dad for my son …A few months ago, Donnie walked into Star of Hope Mission with his 3-year-old son. Donnie is one of a small, but growing number of single, homeless fathers who want their children to have a better life than they did. Star of Hope’s Women & Family Development Center at its Cornerstone Community® transformational campus is […]Read More »By Hank Rush September 11th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Great Things to Come!Back-to-School season is underway! There’s always a sense of excitement and anticipation for what the new school year will bring … both for the students and their parents. These first days of school represent a new beginning and a promise of great things to come. Our children and teens at Star of Hope Mission were […]Read More »By Hank Rush September 6th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Star of Hope saw me through the storm.This Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, an event that changed the lives of so many in our area. It also marks the one-year anniversary of Star of Hope Mission’s new Women and Family Development Center at its Cornerstone Community® transformational campus. Having opened it just two days before the storm, we’d […]Read More »By Hank Rush August 23rd, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Summer of Hope!This month was filled with many blessings for the children staying at Star of Hope. Our children’s staff were diligent in their efforts to create fun-filled and educational activities for them. The highlight: attending Summer Camp! Thanks to the support of a generous sponsor, 67 children, aged 6 to 12, went to camp! Each child […]Read More »By Hank Rush August 9th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    There is Hope for All!This month marks the one-year anniversary since Star of Hope moved all its women and family services to the Women and Family Development Center located at Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community® transformational campus. It also marks the one-year anniversary since Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston. Both these events occurred within days of each other. Today, […]Read More »By Hank Rush August 3rd, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    New Homes and New Heights!Recently, we celebrated 47 families moving from Star of Hope Mission‘s Women and Family Development Center at Cornerstone Community® transformational campus into our recently developed and implemented New Heights program. This new program provides permanent supportive housing in cooperation with our agency partner, New Hope Housing at Reed. The New Heights program is focused on families […]Read More »By Hank Rush August 2nd, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    A New Chapter in LifeEvery year Star of Hope Mission holds a commencement ceremony for the teens who have graduated from high school and are preparing for the new chapter in their lives. This year, we had the pleasure of celebrating 16 teens who accomplished this great milestone, 14 with aspirations for college, one teen to receive a professional […]Read More »By Hank Rush June 21st, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Let Summer Begin!What child doesn’t love the start of summer? The school year is behind them, and they are looking forward to time spent with friends and family hanging out at the pool, going to camp, barbecuing and a host of other activities and events. But what may seem like simple summer treasures for some, are out […]Read More »By Hank Rush June 7th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    I Have Something to Live ForI’m truly inspired by how God touches lives. The story shared by one Star of Hope resident continues to dwell in my heart because it is a strong testament to how God can take a life … broken from a series of tragic events… and transform it through the power of His love. Ten years […]Read More »By Hank Rush May 23rd, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Honoring our Mothers!As we celebrate our mothers this Mother’s Day, I am especially appreciative of the Mother’s Day Luncheon held this week at our Women and Family Development Center. It was a fun afternoon hosted by the Trees of Hope organization, which has been supporting Star of Hope for 28 years. More than 50 of our mothers […]Read More »By Hank Rush May 10th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Outside of the Box!Ever since Star of Hope’s Extended Services program was launched in 2012, the team has been thinking and working “outside the box” to create innovative and powerful ways to minister to those in need. The scope of their services extends from outreach to the near homeless and those already living on the streets to permanent […]Read More »By Hank Rush April 26th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Striving for a Better Life!Last month at Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community®, we were blessed to celebrate 14 women who were recognized for completing educational programs at our new Women and Family Development Center. When Star of Hope transitioned to the new campus last fall, we began holding our residents’ commencement ceremonies in Star of Hope’s new Hope Chapel. […]Read More »By Hank Rush April 12th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    The Good News of Jesus Christ!At Star of Hope, we see broken and desperate lives every day. The world is telling them they are not good enough, and that they do not measure up to the standards of our society. Many are at rock bottom with literally no one else to turn to for help. But when they come to […]Read More »By Hank Rush March 29th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    That Day Changed My Life – Cedrick KingEvery day, men who come to the Men’s Development Center are tired of living in misery apart from God. Through worship services, Bible studies and prayer, they turn their lives around. Their physical needs are met, and the chains of addiction and life-long destructive habits break as they yield to the love and care of […]Read More »By Hank Rush March 8th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    A Little Bag of HOPE!Living on the streets can rob a person of many things. Generally, the first to go is personal hygiene and soon after that, the alienation sets in. The lack of personal hygiene can cause others to shun and shy away when what is needed most is a personal connection, a smile, a simple “hello.” Kenneth […]Read More »By Hank Rush February 22nd, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Thank You!What a great evening at the “Spark New Beginnings” Star of Hope Annual Banquet Tuesday night! Thank you so much to all our friends who could be with us as we celebrated the work God is doing through our ministries including our Extended Services Team and programs for men, women and families. If you were […]Read More »By Hank Rush February 7th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    New Year, New Beginnings!Start the New Year out with New Beginnings! In a few weeks, it will be time for the Star of Hope Annual Banquet scheduled for Tuesday, February 6 at the Hilton Americas Hotel, featuring the very talented musical group Newsboys! Star of Hope has so much to be thankful for, in particular our supporters who […]Read More »By Hank Rush January 11th, 2018
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Christmastime for the HomelessDecember is moving so fast, it’s hard to believe … Christmas is next week! It seems time speeds up and the days go faster during the last two months of the year. And ready or not, Christmas is here! Christmas music is on the radio, rejoicing in the birth of our Saviour!  Everyone seems happier […]Read More »By Hank Rush December 19th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Celebrating the Birth of Jesus ChristChristmas is almost here, and it’s great to see everyone’s spirits are joyful! Homes are decorated, and Christmas lights abound! This joyful time of the year is much needed after we all experienced the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey in some way. These past few months have been no exception to what is always the busiest […]Read More »By Hank Rush December 8th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Start a ConversationHave 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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush October 18th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    He has overcome the world!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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush October 4th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Cornerstone Community℠ OpensOh 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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush August 24th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    My First Time Camping!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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush July 20th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    The Next Chapter!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! […]Read More »By Hank Rush June 21st, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Happy Mother’s Day!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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush May 10th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Destined to Fulfill Their Dreams!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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush April 26th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus ChristHere 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. […]Read More »By Hank Rush April 11th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    My Road Back to Life …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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush March 30th, 2017
  • A message from the President & CEO,
    Hank Rush
    Star of Hope’s Past – Has Shaped My Future!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 […]Read More »By Hank Rush March 9th, 2017
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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 […]
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 […]