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H.O.P.E. Foundation Serves Hampton Roads

"And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink."
Luke 9:58 (KJV)

We provide overnight shelter and home cooked meals during the months of May through November. With the support of professional volunteers we help provide our guest with:

 Since the H.O.P.E. Foundation began in 2017 we have:

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Guest Received Birth Certificates
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Guest Civil Rights Restored

H.O.P.E. Foundation Serves The Community

"And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink."
Luke 9:58 (KJV)

H.O.P.E. Summer Shelter

H.O.P.E. Summer Shelter is a much needed ministry to serve our community. We had 86 active volunteers within our first six months of operation. By 2021 we had over 200 volunteers.

  • In 2015, according to HUD an estimated 7,001 people were homeless in Virginia.
  • In 2016, there were approximately 3,959 homeless individuals and 2,309 homeless families with children.
  • In 2019, officials counted 1,079 people in Hampton Roads cities homeless, such as, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk.

Virginia saw its population of homeless drop 14.7% from 604 in 2015 to 515 in 2016.

There is a coalition of churches that provide transient housing and food to the homeless from November through March. However, no program was provided in this area during the summer months.

After the first year of operation we were able to help our guest:

H.O.P.E. Foundation - A Journey of Faith & Love

"But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18(KJV)

2017 - The Begining
  • May - First Summer Shelter Opened in Hampton Roads
  • June - Began Program to help restore guests' Civil Rights & Voting Education
  • July - Began G.E.D. Preparation Services & Provided "Learn to Read in 100 Days" Literature.
  • August - First Homeless Health Fair at St. Paul Church, Norfolk, VA.
  • September - Happy Party (fundraiser event) & Last Day of Shelter at the church.
  • October - Norfolk City Mayor & City Council visited & Served Guests, Voting Training for November Elections
  • November - New Horizon Gospel Performance for guests & Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner & Last Night for Guest
  • December - FICA
2018
  • May – 2nd year of Summer Shelter at the H.O.P.E Foundation/Oceanview Lighthouse Community Church, Norfolk VA, H.O.P.E. Foundation ID Cards Provided to Guest, 142-Volunteers, 682-Guest Served
  • June – Restored & Provided Civil Rights, Education, IDs, Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards & 7 Guests found permanent housing
  • July – Provided Literature on “Learn To Read in 100 Days”, July 18, 2018 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Raised $5,000 to support the H.O.P.E. Foundation Mission
  • August2nd Annual Health Fair for the Homeless at Lighthouse Church, Norfolk, 2nd Annual Health Check Up for the Homeless
  • September – Partnered with 99 for the 1 to provide haircuts and showers for guests
  • October –Provided IDs, Birth Certificates, Power of Praise & Prayer Community Outreach, Food, and Housing Information, Halloween Party for Guests
  • November - November 14, 2018 Thanksgiving Dinner for Guests, November 16, 2018 Clothing/Blanket/Toiletries/Warmers Drive by Southern Trust Mortgage & Last night for guests.
  • December - Christmas Celebration Maury Center, Norfolk, VA & FICA
2019
  • May – 3rd year of Summer Shelter begins at the H.O.P.E Foundation/Oceanview Lighthouse Community Church, Norfolk VA
  • June – Restored Civil Rights, Voting Education, IDs, Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, 7-Guestsplaced in homes
  • July – Provided Literature on “Learn To Read in 100 Days”
  • August3rd Annual Health Fair for the Homeless at Lighthouse Church, Provided ID's & Birth Certificates, 3rd Annual Summer Medical Check up for Homeless Shelter
  • September – Worked with Mike Turpin (Barber) to provide haircuts for Guests
  • October – Provided IDs, Birth Certificates, Power of Praise, Prayer Community Outreach & Voter Training for November Elections for 20-Guests, October 21, 2019 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Halloween Party provided to 80-Guests
  • September -DMV Mobile Connect Issued ID cards and applications for birth certificates and/or Social Security Cards for 25-Guests, Labor Day Cookout for 150-Guests, Mondays Praise & Worship at CoVA church (80-Guests in attendance), Regina and Clyde Mobley prep for World Homeless Day Telethon
  • October - Training for Third-Party Voter, Education Drive for Volunteers, IDs created for voter registration for Guests, Certified 17-Volunteers
  • November -Transportation to voter polling provided to 10-Guests, Transportation provided to DMV for 50-Guests, Transportation provided to Social Services for 7-Guests, November 13, 2019Thanksgiving Dinner provided to 198-Guests, November 15, 2019 Last night of H.O.P.E. Summer Shelter for 87 -Guests
  • December -December 8, 2019 Christmas Celebration for 160-Guests & Volunteers, FICA
2020 - 2021
As of 2020-2021 H.O.P.E. on Wheels started in the mist on COVID-19. However in 2020 the guest was place in local motels mandated by our Virginia Governor. We were able to serve the others guest on the street. In 2021 we are still servicing God’s people and doing what he ask us to Do !
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Our funding comes from donations, sponsors and fundraising events.

In 2018-2019, we are able to provide shelter and warm food to the homeless in the Ocean View location with the help of The Lighthouse Community Church9609 9th Bay St., Norfolk, VA.

In 2020-2021, Due to Coronavirus/Covid-19 and Social Distancing Hope on Wheels was started, we provided the homeless in our community with:

How You Can Help The H.O.P.E. Foundation

There are a few ways you individually, or your business and/or organization, can assist the H.O.P.E. Foundation in our journey to Help Others Peruse Excellence.

In Memory Of...

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16 (KJV)

H.O.P.E. Foundation Partners

"Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me."
Matthew 25:45 (KJV)

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H.O.P.E. Foundation Partnership Program

Your donation and your support will help the H.O.P.E. Foundation Summer Shelter’s Homeless Program which provides:

You can also donate through:

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One person as Board Member, Name on New Build and Upcoming Events & H.O.P.E. Foundation Inc. Future Projects, Name acknowledgment on H.O.P.E brochure and website

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Donation Total: $150.00