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Hope for men & hope for women

Structured, Christian, residential programs lasting up to 12 months, utilizing the C.O.R.E. (Christian Optimism Resilience and Empathy) Academy curriculum. Participants will be well equipped to work through the defining issues in their life and become contributing members of our community.

It is our purpose to provide men and women with an environment where they can discover Jesus Christ and a whole new way of living. The Hope for Men and Women programs take in men and women free of charge for three months to a year. This is a residential program where men experience a family-like setting in the Hope for Men’s house, and likewise, women experience a family-like setting in the Hope for Women’s house.

Each morning following devotions, participants attend Bible studies and classes that help them with overcoming adverse childhood experiences, parenting and anger management, and servant leadership that prepares them for re-entering the job market. Every afternoon they are required to provide volunteer community service. In the evening participants once again attend Bible studies, Love Plus and Celebrate Recovery. 

When men and women complete this program, we see them reuniting with their families, getting jobs, finding housing, and becoming part of a church family. From the streets or from incarceration this truly is a picture of life transformation.

 

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transition to hope

Provides individuals with a safe, supportive, sober living environment while fostering independence, allowing each resident to pursue work and educational opportunities. While in this 10-12 month program, participants seek permanent housing.

 

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Hope for families

Provides a homeless family with a safe, supportive living environment while offering the opportunity to build a base for future independence.

 

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Care coordination for homeless and housing unstable individuals discharged from the hospital while they recover.  

 

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community of hope

Following transition from our other programs, Community of HOPE provides aftercare social supports to ensure the success of our participants. As they adjust to independent living, this support is provided within their place of residency within the larger community.  

 

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GUEST SERVICES

Provides facility management and operational support to our HOPE programs. Our 644 W. 20th Street location also provides store front "on demand" services to those seeking help such as emergency shelter, meals, assessment, and referral to internal and external programs. It is also our drop off location for donations.

COMMUNITY MEALS:  Currently, we do not have a location to provide meals. Please pray that we will find a location where we can once again provide daily nutritious meals for those in need.

MAILING ADDRESS:  We provide a mailing address for the homeless so they can receive mail.

WINTER WARMING CENTER:  Seasonal emergency warming center for men, women and children. December 1st - March 31st.

  • Pick up is at 7:45-8:00 PM at 15th & D Street, Merced.

  • Drop off is at 6:00 AM at 15th & D Street, Merced.

 

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Benevolent logistics

Participants in our programs must engage in community stewardship work in our community through this program. Vehicles, labor and logistical services are contributed to efforts around the county including redistribution of food, clothing, furniture, event set-up and tear-down, janitorial, and other ad-hoc services needed by area agencies and organizations.

 

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SENIOR MEALS (LIVING WELL CAFE)

We contract with the Area Agency on Aging to provide nutritious lunches to seniors ages 60 and older, Monday - Friday at seven locations through Merced County. Seniors enjoy a healthy meal while socializing with peers, playing games, learn about fall prevention and safety in the home and participate in educational workshops with a Public Health Nurse and other community organizations.