Who we are

In the Men's Shelter, we provide a man a shower, a meal, 
and a safe warm place to sleep for a night 
and try to help him move on to something better.

At Hope House we plan to offer the next steps toward independence:  
transitional housing, assistance in getting training, counseling, and life skills,
and help to find and keep a job.

CORE VALUES


1.  Compassionate sharing of Christ's Grace and Mercy

2.  Respect for the dignity of all people in a non-discriminatory fashion

3.  Partnerships that unite the community

4.  Active love that both gives and receives hope and help

5.  Encouraging lives of service and individual responsibility 



CORE PURPOSE

Transforming the lives of homeless men by uniting community partners to offer these men 

hope, help, and resources that enable growth into physically, emotionally, financially, and 

spiritually healthy contributors to their families and the community.




HISTORY

For many years, men in our community who found themselves without shelter did not have a place to turn.   Thankfully, the Ministers' Community Partnership, a group of pasters from area churches who banded together across denominational, racial, and geographical lines, recognized the problem and helped to create the Henderson/Vance Men's Shelter in 2009.   The project became Community Partners of Hope, Inc, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2011. 


THE SHELTER

The Henderson/Vance Men's Shelter currently operates in the basement of First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Young Street and Chestnut Street in Henderson, NC.    It is our goal to eventually obtain a larger and more permanent location in order to offer more services.   The Shelter opens on November 1st and remains operational through March 31st.    During this period, the shelter will receive men from 5:30pm until 7:00pm daily and discharge them at 6:30am the following day.   The men get a chance to take a hot shower and enjoy a dinner and light breakfast before heading out for the day.

The Shelter is staffed by a part-time Shelter Director and a team of volunteers.   The Director is responsible for daily operations of the Shelter, coordinating the staffing of volunteers and ensuring that the rules of the Shelter are followed.   The volunteers will help to register the men, serve meals, and supervise their stay.

The ultimate goal of the Shelter is to help the men get back to a self sufficient life.   Upcoming efforts will include job and education counseling, social services referrals, and more.

TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE MANY FUNCTIONS NEEDED, CLICK HERE 

To see contact information and the Board of Directors, Click HERE