Turning Houses into Homes
When people transition from homelessness to affordable housing, they are often met with empty rooms and no way to furnish them. Through our Turning Houses Into Homes program, we accept community donations of furniture, clothing, kitchen supplies, and household goods, and give them to our clients for a fresh start.
If we don't have the necessary items in our inventory, we buy them. In addition, all beds given through our A Bed to Call My Own initiative are newly purchased. Everything that our clients need is provided and delivered to them without cost.
HOPE For All serves hundreds of families, veterans, elderly, and individuals each year who need community support during crucial times in their lives. Over half of our recipients are children. By turning their house into a home, we help empower adults to move forward towards self-sufficiency.
"I haven't had sheets for two months. It feels weird and uncomfortable without sheets. When I get in bed at night [now], I feel comfy and sleep well."
Xavier, Middle School Student
Head to Toe
For some families, outfitting their children to attend school is beyond their financial reach. Through our Head to Toe program, we have provided thousands of Anne Arundel County public school children with school supplies, well-fitting shoes and essential clothing.
HOPE For All was founded by educators who saw firsthand that students lacking in basic needs do not have an equal opportunity for success. New underwear and socks, basic athletic shoes, clothing for all seasons, and warm winter coats allow children to attend school, ready to learn. An integral part of our mission is our call to serve children.
"The families are really grateful. We can see how it helps improve their attendance."
Lisa Keough, Annapolis Middle School Social Worker
We work with churches, the Anne Arundel County public school system, and the Judy Center to serve populations in need by offering clothing giveaways throughout the year.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27)
HOPE For All has a special relationship with the communities of Terra Alta and Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Early in our ministry, we reached out to these impoverished areas, and we continue to visit each location annually with donations of clothing, winter coats, linens, school supplies, and children's books.