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My Name is Gary and I'm Never Going Back

Last night we celebrated the Homes of Hope Graduation of our intern, Gary. Gary was one of the older men in our program and was known to be the “grumpy old man” with a heart of gold. An expert painter, he provided valuable mentorship to many of the other men in the program as they completed various painting projects on our housing. After a year with us, Gary ha...

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Cheers to a Great Night!

With over 500 people in attendance, our 2011 Hope House Dinner & Auction was our biggest yet! Due to the generous giving of many, we hit record fundraising numbers which will help us to continue our mission in affordable housing and men’s development. Thank you to all of our friends and supporters! To see more photos watch our short video!  ...

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"I Can't Create Breath"

As men graduate from Homes of Hope, we are able to welcome new men in their place. Recently, we have graduated three who will join the ranks of the 265 men we have helped thus far. In their place we welcome Frank, Joe, & Donald. These are three men with different stories, but with at least one thing in common: they've come to Homes of Hope serious about sobriety and eager ...

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Hope House Dinner & HOG Day... after this weekend we will need a long nap!

This upcoming weekend is quite possibly one of the busiest weekends of the year for Homes of Hope. We have two important events happening Friday evening and Saturday morning: The Hope House Dinner & Auction, and Hands on Greenville Day! At the first we get to dress up, eat well, & introduce hundreds of people to our ministry at our yearly fundraising dinner. At the...

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And the Oscar goes to…Video Premiere!

At our upcoming Hope House Dinner & Auction there will be lots of action! Included in the evening’s events will be the premiere of our 2011 Homes of Hope Video. We have spent the last two months compiling interviews from people in the Greenville community, as well as from Homes of Hope staff, tenants, and interns to produce a brief, but comprehensive look at our ...

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Hope Houses taking over!

The hallways of Homes of Hope are being taken over by miniature houses! It must mean it’s that time again: our Annual Hope House Dinner and Auction is on April 29th! The men in our intern program built these houses and local artists around Greenville have been beautifully decorating them to be auctioned off to benefit our ministry. I glance out my office door and I ...

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Who Am I? "I finally know my calling"...

In last week’s blog we shared about the challenging journey our interns experience as they start to shed the old clothes of past habits, mistakes, and mindsets and begin to embrace the new identity and new life that is available in Christ Jesus. We see that our men exist at very different stages in this process. Each is genuinely asking, “Who am I?” Our M...

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Who am I? Part 1

The morning starts early for the men in our intern program. They start each day at 6:45am as they drive in from where they live at Samaritan Village to gather together for a time of praise and worship and Biblical instruction by our men’s development staff before beginning that day’s construction and landscaping projects. Central to our mission in providing a s...

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Good News from West Greenville!

In a recent West Greenville Neighborhood meeting Homes of Hope’s Asset Development Manager, Denice, celebrated theattendance of 15 tenants from our community developments at Kingsview Point and Peridot. This attendance was higher than previous months and a noteworthy moment for staff because as we venture into neighborhoods like West Greenville and begin to revitaliz...

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Reelin' in a World-Class Partner

FLW Outdoors, the largest fishing tournament organization in the world, is coming to Greenville and has chosen Homes of Hope as the local organization where their professional anglers will be volunteering on March 23rd. Professional anglers will work alongside Homes of Hope program interns on affordable housing construction projects that day. All Homes of Hope interns are ...

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