How We Help

The more we grow, the more we give

Home Start Hope provides brand new, essential household items to women and their children transitioning to independent living from emergency shelters in Rochester, NY.

Home Start Hope is a house in the city where women select brand new kitchen, bedroom and bathroom essentials. Women choose everything they need to start over in their new home completely free of charge. It may seem like a small thing, picking out towels or bedding, but for women who are starting over, it’s so much more than that. It’s about a new beginning, a sense of ownership and sense of HOPE for a brighter future. When they feel settled at home, they can focus on their families.

Since 2010 we have met the needs of more than 300 women and children. Over 90% of money raised goes directly to purchasing items to stock our shelves. Your donation ensures Home Start Hope can continue to provide this life changing experience for even more women and children.

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WHAT WE PROVIDE

Goods

We provide women much needed items such as blankets, pillows, towels and dishes. They are starting off with nothing, and with your help can get the essentials they need to make a fresh start on life.

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Support

We work directly with five organizations, focused on helping women who are recovering from some pretty awful places. Their mission is not small, and we step in to provide a much needed resource by helping women as they transition to independent living again.  


Hope

Starting all over again can be devastating. Giving women these essentials helps rebuild their self-esteem and gives them hope for a better future. They don’t feel so alone.


Awareness

Our donations come largely in part from events we hold, focused on bringing awareness to these needs. With so many supportive people coming together in the community around us, we continue to grow through spreading our message of hope. 

HOW IT WORKS

Referral

Community partners refer women once they are ready to transition into independent housing.

Application

Together they complete our application and schedule an appointment to visit Home Start Hope.

Visit

Home Start Hope volunteers help them select all they need for their new home.

Making a Difference

11
years

100%

432
women

100%

448
children

100%

1
gift of hope

100%

What could you do today that would change a woman’s life here in Rochester?

WAYS YOU CAN HELP