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Star of Hope Mission
March 17, 2011

Star of Hope is a fantastic, very well-run organization that has been helping Houston's homeless for over 100 years. Their guiding principle is that the ultimate solution to homelessness is 2-fold: a regenerative relationship with Jesus Christ, in whom clients can find hope for the future and strength to overcome, and education to improve their job skills and employment opportunities. Star of Hope's programs are renowned in the Houston community for their effectiveness and reach. Each year, thousands of men, women and children are enjoying new life and new hope because of the work that Star of Hope does.

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

I've listened to countless testimonies of men, women and children who have found salvation, hope, employment and a new future because of their experience with the Star of Hope and its programs. There are even former clients serving on the Board.

Ways to make it better...

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

None

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Everyone in Houston knows about the Star of Hope and their impact on the community.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Expanding partnerships with other agencies to broaden the program offerings available to Star of Hope clients and, in particular, increasing the number and quality of job placements for its clients during these difficult economic times.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Leveraging the quality day-service, spiritual recovery and educational programs to expand Star of Hope's reach into the homeless/nearly homeless population of Houston beyond the "4 walls" of the current rescue mission facilities.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I've served on the Board for the past 7 years.

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