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  

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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2014

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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.

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

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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.

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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11 people found this review helpful

I do volunteer work with a similar group, The Gabriel Project, and was just inspired by these ladies who help young mothers get on their feet, finish/attend school, work and raise their children. The fact is that the public school systems don't do much to help teen moms, and many of them drop out of school. Can you imagine supporting a family on a minimum wage job these days? Kudos to the Hope House for providing hope to young mothers!

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

working with teen moms through another organization that have the support at home or in their families. The Hope House helps those who may not have that support system, but still want to raise their children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have known the staff and founders of Hope House for several years. This is a very excellent organization with great integrity. Hope House provides an excellent service to the community by helping break the cycle of dispair and poverty for single teen mothers. The support, training, counseling, structure, and environment provided to the mothers at Hope House is outstanding. They are changing the world one life at a time. They are helping these young families become contributing, successful memebers of society.

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

observing the mothers after there rooms have been furnished and decorated by volunteers.

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

The humble grateful attitude of the organization.

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

Gracious and consierate.

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

Replicate itself.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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