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Beauty

It has been a long time since I have sat down to write a prayer for Wednesday morning. A time where we can gather (in person or through this email) and pray together. The words are meant to be inspiring and inviting. Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of hosting the Hope Street staff, a volunteer, and Dr. Dan Green at my house. Dr. Green led us in a day where we walked through grief; what it is, what it looks like and sounds like. The day was beautiful and insightful. But the thing that was the most beautiful was being in a room with that staff and that team. There is so much beauty, wisdom, compassion, care, understanding, and oneness amongst that team; Ash, Brian, Hannah, Brooke, and T

Hope Street Transplant

Hi, my name is Robie King. I came to Hope Street in 2018 with plans to fix my broken life. At that time I came from a treatment center, with a job and $60. I had $10,000 in debt and an eviction unpaid. I needed a clean and safe environment to live in in order to fulfill a plan to be free of brokenness. During my time at Hope Street I continued to get better jobs until I found one that makes life comfortable (Quad Graphic). I had medical issues that were addressed and I began to feel healthier. Then I had a stroke after being at Hope Street for 19 months. The services Hope Street has offered me has strengthened me to pay $6,500 of my $10,000 in debt all the while still paying my monthly membe

Build Community.

When you think of the word community a lot of different things could come to mind. You could think of your church community, your school community, your neighborhood community, and many others. At Hope Street we value what it means to build community. Some of the questions often asked to those applying to become a member are what does community mean to you?, do you currently have support from a community? Or even do you think you could be a part of the community here at Hope Street? That last one to me is a big one because yes, Hope Street is housing for men, women, and children, but that’s not ALL that it entails. Entering into Hope Street’s doors means entering into a community and not jus

Just What We Needed.

Each month I am blessed with the opportunity to welcome volunteers for our Serve Saturday event. A chance to invite others into our community, to learn more about The Greenhouse for People, meet & interact with our members, and help take care of our facilities. Some are regulars, but this month we had quite a few new faces…which is always exciting. Before everyone arrives, I gather the mops, brooms, buckets, and other cleaning supplies and equipment that we’ll need for the day. As I prepared for our event last Saturday, I noticed we were getting low on some of cleaning supplies and would need to order more soon. However, to my surprise and delight, some of the volunteers, including a new one

Give Thanks!

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Have you ever sat in a room and soaked in the moment and realized how incredibly blessed you are? Like truly allowed yourself to be present and name the things around you that you have to be grateful for. Then smiled when those “things” are people you get to be connected to? Too often life presents distractions that keep us from appreciating those we are in close proximity to. Beyond that we miss out on the opportunity to let them know just how thankful we are. Yesterday, we took time to intentionally learn more about loss and grief - Dr. Dan Green spent