HOPE HOUSE OF COLORADO

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 740568 Arvada CO 80006 USA

Mission:

Hope House of Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them, and for their children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

From my observations as a volunteer at Hope House of Colorado, there is never a dull moment for this ministry! The staff works diligently to connect with the teen moms who have come to live in the residence or have connected with Hope House to acquire their GED through study and testing or come to the resource center to eat lunch and learn new skills to help them raise a child or improve their life skills. While the girls are studying at Hope House, their child is cared for by loving volunteers and although the children’s voices and cries can be heard over the phones and conversation, it is just a reminder of the mission of Hope House, to provide a healthy future for those moms, babies and toddlers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned of Hope House through my church. The organization spoke to my heart, having been a teen mother myself . After touring the facility and observing how the staff helps the participants grow spiritually, helping them to feel welcome and loved solidified my desire to become a volunteer.

Hope House is a Christian based organization offering a myriad of programs to help young mothers become self sufficient and confident role models for their children. GED tutoring, parenting and cooking classes, and the Mentoring program are just few of the programs offered.

I have been a volunteer for over five years, and it continues to fill my heart to be associated with the teen moms and dedicated staff. I assist in tutoring these amazing teen moms for the GED and also help out in the office. Being a part of the transformation of these young moms is a privilege and a blessing.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Hope House is truly that, a place of hope for teen mothers who otherwise would find it very difficult to get a foothold in life for themselves and their child. This is a Christian program that offers support for moms by tutoring for GEDs, babysitting while the moms are in school, transportation, counseling and encouragement, and parenting and relationship classes. In my role as a volunteer I have been continually impressed by their genuine love for teen moms and their little ones, their constant encouragement and their strong faith as they strive to make their "girls" independent and their future hopeful.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Hope House offers teen moms -- who are one of the most overlooked and yet vulnerable populations in our community -- a variety of self-sufficiency programs. It is amazing to see these teen moms working so hard to create a new future for themselves and their child! I had the opportunity to bring a meal to the teen moms and kids living in the Residential home recently, and they were such an inspirational group of young women. Whether you want to support or volunteer in the Residential Program, the GED Lab, the Mentoring Program, the Parenting Classes or one of their other programs, you will be touched by these young moms, their stories, and their dreams! It is an honor to support Hope House!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Hope House has been for eleven years now and I only learned about it February 2014. I have sent contributions to poverty third world countries since I have worked 55 yrs now. I now volunteer as a receptionist and I see behind the scenes the work and effort put into this project and I am so impressed and thankful to be a part and know that I am making a difference for these Teen Moms and their Children. To bring this population that is in my own back yard out of poverty. I believe in this Mission and I have met the Moms that have graduated this program and they are successful women in the community. They are independently raising their own children, as do many single moms in our community today. I come from a single parent family and know the difficulties. Giving teen Moms and Children hope and a future is what it is all about. This is a Powerful life changing and giving contribution.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Hope House changes lives by helping these girls believe in themselves. They provide every resource possible for girls who have been through some rough situations. When you change a mother's life you change a child's life, children are always watching and learning from the adults around them. Lisa Stevens has created a loving and safe environment as well as a positive future for these girls and their children.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is nothing to change!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer with Hope House for two years. I continue to be impressed with their mission to help teen moms learn responsibility, discipline, respect and independence as well as parenting skills. I've been involved in helping a young mom learn how to plan meals, cook and budget for meals. It was rewarding to see the transformation of this young lady from a reluctant, insecure participant to an enthusiastic, confident and productive member of Hope House. With Hope House's structure and loving guidance she became a positive and gracious contributor and leader in this home. I also have had the privilege of tutoring to help students attain their GED which is so essential to their future success. I was able to tutor a young mom in writing skills to help enable her to pass entrance testing into a community college. She is now a CNA working in a local hospital and living independently with her two children. I have also worked in the office and am able to observe the sacrificial commitment of each of the staff. I'm encouraged by the staff's priorities and stewardship of the monies donated to help these young moms. Hope House is making a positive difference for many teen moms and for our society.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing and hearing of the transformation of many young moms' lives. I've worked with several girls and in the office.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everyone's grateful spirit in the office. Also it's been rewarding to personally observe change and success in several young mom's lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

gracious and very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have greater impact on more young teen moms and pay the staff what they deserve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

In the four years that I have been involved with Hope House, I have seen girls turn their lives around due to the help and direction they find from the staff at Hope House. The Staff is so dedicated to the girls and their children. To see the love and care they show is truly amazing! I have helped to collect items for the House and for the girls. Their gratefulness for the encouragement is truly rewarding.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In seeing how the girls respond to the help they are given.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have spent years working in the Social Services field & think Hope House is a wonderful program for many reasons. First, they are Christian based, so are reaching the girls on spiritual as well as physical & mental levels. Second, their program is more long term than many others out there. There goal isn't just to get teen-moms off the street, but to also train them for a job, so when they graduate they are prepared to function as adults in the world. Third, they have a wonderful staff & group of volunteers that truly care about the teenagers. Also, I feel they are reaching a population in a way no other organization is at this time. I feel the best way for this organization to improve would be to expand so they could increase the number of teen parents they are helping.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

completing the volunteer program, hearing testimonials from the teen moms, and visiting the home itself.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The first meeting I attended with the founders of Hope House and several board members was a real eye opener. Many nonprofits have groups of volunteers but these wonderful people were different. Their hearts were so deeply guided by their faith and their absolute desire to give these young girls and their children all they could provide. In the Bible it says in Matthew 25 that "inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me". Everyone at Hope House lives this principle wholeheartedy and they encourage trust, hope and expectation in the hearts of each and every young mom.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By brief encounters at the fund raisers I have heard first hand the stories from a few of the young ladies how Hope House has put them on a new path, a path with a future that in the past had looked so bleak.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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