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.


Programs:

Participants in the Residential Program are immersed in a highly structured, 5-phase program to develop the skills which will enable them to move toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. With a capacity for 4 mothers and their children at any given time, the program serves an average of 8-10 teen mothers, ages 16-20, per year. These young women are engaged and challenged through a personalized development plan, learning to incorporate healthy routines into daily life, while living with their children and their peers in a safe, supportive group home environment. Some of the key components of the Residential Program include the following:

·         Reside in a stable home that ensures safety and health of children, with the support of trained resident staff members (who provide 24/7 coverage to the program), case management and program specialists.

·         Development of an individualized education/job training plan in cooperation with Case Manager.

·         Attendance of weekly parenting classes, taught by a trained facilitator using the Nurturing Parenting curriculum.  

·         Attendance at weekly practical life skill classes such as budgeting and meal planning.

·         Attendance at bi-monthly classes in the FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum to increase knowledge of personal finances and responsibilities

·         Regular church attendance and participation in weekly Bible study and daily devotions.

·         Attendance in weekly Healthy Relationship classes.

·         Participation in weekly PEACE curriculum (aggression replacement training) designed for at-risk youth, which covers the five major components of empathy, boundaries, social skills, character development and anger management.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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9 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteer with Hope House for a couple of years now. I have worked tutoring teen mom with her GED, I have given health talks at the House to teen moms, I have taught a teen to cook and find recipe's. With the time spent at hope House these girls are hungry for knowledge and to learn how to do things right and have the role models that are putting them on God's path to success. I wish that when I was a teen mom that I had a program like this one. It is such a great thing for the girls and their children to have a safe environment to be in.

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

that I can see the ways it has helped the girls succeed at being a better parent. The girls have some one they can depend on .

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

As a mentor for a teen mom, I have seen the miracles that can happen because of Hope House's giving heart for these young girls. Without the support of Hope House, I believe most of the girls would be in dire straits. My teen mom, who I've been matched with for over a year now, has gotten her GED, paid all of her fines with the courts, has her own subsidized apartment, and is currently taking classes through the TANF program with the State. She is determined to go to college and become totally dependent as well as give back to those who have helped her. Hope House has been a blessing to so many people including myself.

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

the Mentoring program. Hope House is determined to help these teen moms in any way they can through GED training, bus passes, providing diapers and other supplies, etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

My first experience with Hope House was at the grand opening party for their new house almost 4 years ago. I only served cake that day but in the people I met, I saw the care and commitment that is still the center of their work. I've been hooked since then! What a wonderful ministry that serves the entire teen mother - from education and life skills to career and spiritual pathways. Since I've been involved with Hope House, I've seen them grow - literally, in the reach of their services and figuratively in the spectrum of their care and dedication. They have tremendous faith in their work and through this faith, they are changing the lives of not only the teen mothers they serve directly, but the lives of their babies. At Hope House's annual galas, I enjoy most the testimonials of the girls going through the program and how their lives are changing for the better. There is such "hope" at Hope House! I have such feeling for Hope House and their goals that I got my extended family involved as well. We are all so proud of the work that is done at Hope House and are proud to be involved.

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

the people I've met at Hope House. They are such a bright, dedicated, and committed group of people. I am honored that they are a part of my life and I am proud to be a part of theirs.

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

build a facility to serve the needs of their residency program, mentoring program, GED program and other classes in one place. They could also be more financially independent and spend less time fund raising and a more time on their wonderful ministry.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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