Our story begins with our women – each of them unique, yet each of them in need of some help. The more women we meet, the more we realize that they are not that different from us. They may have taken a wrong turn in life, or fallen down on some luck… but we all fall down. Having somebody there to help you get back up makes all the difference.
Home Start Hope partners with Bethany House, Coldwater Women & Children Residential Home, Family Promise of Greater Rochester, Tempro Emergency Shelter and Willow Domestic Violence Center. Our community partners refer women to Home Start Hope once they are ready to transition into independent housing. Together, they complete our application and schedule an appointment to visit Home Start Hope and our volunteers help them select all they need for their new home.
They are making sure that when I do leave here, I am going to be okay.
Without Home Start Hope, I wouldn’t have been able to get these items that I desperately need.
It helped so much because that’s money I could save.
My favorite item is the bedding, it’s so expensive for 3 people!
My favorite item is the blankets – I’ve been cold for so long.
Everyone is extremely kind, nice and generous. I didn’t feel judged because of my situation. I felt safe and comfortable.