Glad Tidings this Christmas with Star of Hope!
Star of Hope’s Transitional Program graduates, New Horizons clients and New Haven residents are starting new lives. They have their own apartments—a real “home.” Some will be “home” for the very FIRST time this Christmas! Since childhood, some of our residents have spent the holidays in foster homes, hospitals, on the streets or other places you and I cannot even imagine. The first few years out of the program can be hard. Paying bills, working, and family can overwhelm our graduates and residents — especially around the holidays.
Star of Hope also extends hope, encouragement and resources to many in Houston and surrounding areas who are on the verge of homelessness through our Outreach Ministry. You can help give them comfort and joy this holiday season with Star of Hope’s Christmas Glad Tidings.
Who needs help with Christmas?
- Former SOH Families: We have families who have graduated our Transitional Living Center, moved from our Women and Family Emergency Center and are in need. Some of these families are still involved in a program like Jump Start or New Horizons, but all are considered “alumni” and if they need assistance, they let us know. Most are single parent (single moms) homes and have children of varying ages.
- Outreach families: Two years ago we opened our Adopt-a-Family program to those in the community and surrounding areas who had a need at Christmas. These families are comprised of single parents with children; grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren; single dads with children; and, two-parent families who are struggling in today’s economy. (NOTE: these families will be interviewed IN PERSON and we will be gathering paperwork to determine eligibility and family size)
What you can do…
While Christmas is not all about presents and what we may or may not get … gift giving and receiving are a big part of this holiday season. Receiving a gift means someone cares, someone loves, someone took time. While toys and fun items are GREAT … clothing, household goods, and personal care items are very helpful as well.
Glad Tidings – Frequently Asked Questions
If you are interested in becoming a Donor for Glad Tidings our Donor Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like more information about this program before agreeing to becoming a donor, please contact, Michelle Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org