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Hope House Grand Opening!

posted Mar 6, 2015, 5:55 PM by Jane King   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 7:06 PM ]


 


Community Partners of Hope is now opening our transitional housing unit that will operate in addition to the emergency shelter. The house which was gifted to us by a member of the community will be known as Hope House. This residence will offer the next level of assistance to a select group of men who show promise of once again becoming self-sufficient contributors to our community. Once admitted to Hope House, these men will be assigned trained mentors, and will receive the resources, encouragement, and guidance needed for them to one day live in homes of their own.

The public is cordially invited to join us for a ribbon cutting, dedication, and open house on March 24, 2015. Our celebration will begin at First Presbyterian Church at 4:30 p.m., where we will worship and give thanks for five years of successful emergency shelter operation. Those who are able will then walk to the corner of Chestnut and Horner Streets for the rest of our festivities. The ribbon cutting and dedication will begin there at 5:15 p.m. An open house with refreshments being served will follow. 

Most of us are looking forward to the warmer days of spring. One group of our citizens will be most happy to greet warmer weather, and I am referring to men without homes. Community Partners of Hope and our many supporters have helped some of these men make it through a rough winter by providing refuge at our emergency shelter. Only God can know what sort of hardship and danger might have befallen these men if there was no shelter. How would Henderson and Vance County be impacted were there no shelter? Would these men be safe? How would these men survive? Would some of them succumb to unsavory or illegal behavior in order to survive? What would the costs be to our community? Fortunately, there is a shelter!

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