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FORT WORTH HOPE CENTER

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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: To enable the needy to overcome poverty through satisfaction of their basic needs and affording them the opportunity to grow and to be self sufficient. This is done by collaborating with community businesses and organizations to provide: Food for the hungry Dynamic children and youth programs School of HOPE – Pre-vocational and vocational job training and placement Housing, health and social service referrals To build strong children and families enabled to break the cycle of poverty in their lives In other words, we give children, individuals, and families HOPE for the Future through food distribution, educational programs, social service collaboration, and coalition building to break the cycle of poverty in their lives. We help families realize their dreams. We do this by serving more than 100,000 people annually in Fort Worth and Dallas.

Results: “Fight Hunger and Feed Hope"

Target demographics: Families whose income are near the poverty level - Many grandmothers looking for ways to feed their grandchildren Disable Veterans often homeless Disabled Seniors on fixed income Unemployed looking for jobs

Programs: Food Distribution Tuesdays and Fridays are Food Distribution Days at The HOPE Center. Registration is from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. No one admitted after 10:00 AM! Clothing Distribution Lady shopping for a dress One of our clients shopping for a dress at The HOPE Center The HOPE Center receives and distributes hundreds of clothing articles each Thursday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. The Hope Smile Center The Hope Smile Center is a nonprofit dental clinic dedicated to improving oral health and appearance with the hope of empowering individuals actively pursuing employment in order to increase their quality of life and their contribution within their community.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the time you put your feet at the Hope Center reception, you're welcomed by cheerful people all the way. They really make you feel at home. The trainer , Mr. Thornton is so kind that if you don't get the training right, he won't let go until he gets the best out of the student. May God bless all you people at Hope Center. It is just the beginning for me and the sky is the limit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This class was amazing and you learn a lot in a fast time. I recommend this class for everyone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Hope Center, like the name implies operates accordingly by the name-Hope. I was fortunate to have been blessed by the people I encountered there especially, Kevin, Candia and Rosemary, just to name a few. This center has a great leadership and I am grateful for your existence. Keep up the good work. Blessings and Keep exceeding your expectations!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

the forklift training class was very good the instructor is very good at his job

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came into the hope center with no knowledge of how to operate a forklift at all , the instructor Mr Kevin Thornton is a amazing teacher he taught me everything I needed to know. I was staying in my car at the time had a wreck and totaled my car but Kevin was a blessing from God because he did what he had to do to keep my hopes and spirits up through prayers .It was times that I WANTED TO GIVE UP he wouldn't let me I
He had me so determined that instead of quitting I started walking to class and by me not giving up hope payed off know I have a good job driving forklifts for a company called performance team I want to say thank you to all staff members at the hope center for everything they have help me to achieve I highly recommend that if anyone needs to find peace joy and pray this is the place to come.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing instructors with large amounts of experience and patience for the students, you will want to come back!

Client Served

Rating: 5

KEVIN IS A GOOD TRAINER. HE IS PATIENT AND KIND. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Went in for forklift training. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

this is a great place to work and to do the training programs here and they will work with you in many different places.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The program is straight to the point and is geared to guided the student directly to a new and exciting new career. As the student is being taught safety and and precision control of the machine he/she is taught how to use cognate mental control and perception. How to look ahead and perform the job with efficiency. The program here at the Hope Center is excellent.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Signed up for the forklift classes and it was time well spent.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

the hope training program provided me with real encouragement to get out there full time in the workforce.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so glad I was able to do the forklift training at Fort Worth Hope Center. The instructer is excellent., his name is Kevin Thornton. His teaching style is world class! Roberta Adams is is so kind and helpful, and everyone I have met at Fort Worth Hope Center are truly a blessinng. I highly recommend Fort Worth Hope Center to anyone looking to improve themselves.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i feel it was very informative and creative to learn and operate in a warehouse inviroment. The instructor was relaxed and confident in his teaching abilitys. And I enjoyed working with him. I would strongly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn how to safely operate a forklift. In a populated inviroment.Where safety to oneself and others is the number 1 priority.. Thank You

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the truly charitable of places; many generous,compassionate people who just want to help with nothing in return except to see people who have stumbled and or Fallen get up and succeed. From the volunteers who serve, to the staff who network and provide resources, to the very capable instructors they all are doing their part to make the world better for everyone one individual at a time. If you know anyone that needs some help I would advise you to direct them here, and if you are searching for any help yourself, please come here and accept with a grateful heart what they will most definitely have to offer you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Anybody looking for forklift sit down or stand up has found the right place Mr Kevin is the perfect trainer for this he teaches you right the 1st time no shortcuts he is also very honest man anybody looking has found the right place thank you Mr Kevin

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Client Served

Rating: 5

this is a very good place to get a forklit certification, every staff member are very nice.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am receiving my forklift notification from The Fort Worth Hope Center. My experience so far is great. I recommend the courses as well as the overall experience to anyone. In the little time I have been here I have seen and witnessed some the most amazing, caring and patient people. I also would like to share a photo of a picture I took and this picture is a reflection of the staff as well as the volunteers and the environment.
I appreciate the experience and the opportunity and of course my trainer Kevin (great guy).

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great place with great people. I liked the forklift training classes. Excellent trainers and human force to work around. I recommend for hands on knowledge and skills for anyone interested in learning about forklifts. Thanks Fortworth hope center for the good works you do. Kudos and God bless. I step out skilled and ready to serve. Lewis.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent trainer who cares about his students, lunch provided, and excellent loving staff.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The hope center forklift class was one of the best classes i have ever been to and i would definitely recommend this to anyone including my friends and family.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

training was awesome. i liked it and i will spread the message to others come and train.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

i really enjoy the training here. they do their job very well. i have no issue with any of the strategies they use to train.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My time at the Ft Worth Hope Center was blessing all in one. I was blessed to have the oppurtunity to be in Kevin's class and earn my forklift liscense. He was very patient but yet great with the time he had. I was forunate to be apart of a class where your work ethic is a factor with the time you have. Kevin's a great teacher that will bring your best side out in order to bring your "A game" . Kevin will inspire you to find the self motivaton you need and apply that to your craft. The Ft Worth Hope Center is the best place to come for any needs , I reconmmened it to everyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My instructor was Mr. Thornton. He was very strict on technique and makes you work hard but in the end its all worth it. I have experianced days of drilling the skills not only physically but mentally and its made me a better student because of it. If your looking for a place to teach you forklift this is the place. Plus they taught me four different forklifts. Come check it out for yourself.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is JEAN HAABIYAREMYE and I live in fort worth. I made a decision to go for hope center for forklift training, I had heard about their unmatchable services but my presence there was more than what I could expect.
T here much to thank God for about the center itself, but The forklift instructor is just amazing. Mr. Kevin T is the GUY. he knows what he does , he encourages you, he prays for you and he plays for you. he is serious and most of all he loves God. personally I loved his sense of humor, his understanding and flexibility.
If you need the forklift traiing , hope center is the way to go. Thank you Mr kevin for skills you instilled in us. may God bless you

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coming in to this program really helped me on my carrer path. Now that I have the knowledge on the forklift basics I can use these skills in the real world to help me make money. I really appreciated the instructors pace to my learning process. I plan on coming back to get other certifications in the forklift field. THANK YOU GUYS I RECCOMEND THIS PLACE TO ANY ONE THAT WANTS THAT DRIVE.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first came to the Hope Center in 2010 when my kids were assigned there for work experience through Texas Workforce. I was impressed by how excited my kids seemed to be to work there. They seemed to really like, and were always talking about the people they worked with. I started attending the weekly food distribution mostly out of curiosity but soon found that I genuinely liked spending time at the center. When they started the Culinary program, I signed up and took the Cake decorating class with Mrs. Sarah Atchison. The class was so much fun. Mrs. Sarah is a wonderful teacher. Very knowledgeable and patient. Little did I know at the time that I would not only gain a new skill that now allows me to make a very good income from home, but I also gained a whole new extended family. The staff at the Hope Center took me in and treated me like their own. In the years that I've been associated with the center, I have seen this happen over and over again. Someone comes in broken... in need, and they are wrapped in a blanket of love and acceptance. Prayed over and given whatever type of support they need until they are able to maintain on their own again.
The training programs at Fort Worth Hope center offer a very high-quality hands-on experience with trainers who are knowledgeable, thorough, and vested in giving the students what they need to succeed. You cannot go wrong with this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Since my forklift class at the Hope Center in Fort Worth Texas, where I received the best instruction on how to maintain and safely operate a fork lift I have gone on to work at places life Fedex Express, XPO logistic, an currently Penske Logstic. Also, I have furthered my own skill with the excellent foundation I received at the Hope Center to get certified in other lifts as well like cherry picker, reach truck, electric pallet jack, an not least scissor lift. The time I had at the hope center was awesome, and the instructor could not have been more exciting, and knowledgeable about every lift. Very big on safety, which by the way, has lead to me being on safety teams as well. If you are thinking about getting certified for just one, or all the forklifts, I would say to look at The Hope Center in Fort worth.


James Robert Carnahan

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fort Worth Hope Center has changed many lives through the forklift program. After completing the program most of the students have recieved jobs. The Hope Center truly provides Hope and financial independence to thosedesire to change their lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Arthur Hardeman what mustard goes on like this the Hope Center has been so much great for me it has helped me with a lot help me with the Lord my walk with the Lord and the training that I received from The Hope Center forklift certification that is a blessing also

Client Served

Rating: 5

So far in my fortlift training everyone has been extremely friendly and helpful. I have a great teacher Kevin Thornton. He explains easy techniques that helps you grasp the concept. I suggest anyone who is interested in this type of career, this would be the place to go!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience! Enjoyed training-Eric Duren was a good instructor with a professional manner.Makes sure everyone understands clearly & can safely operate equipment.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After my dad became very ill, I had to stop working and provide elder care for him over the past year. Once he began to recover, I found myself in a new city without a job.
I was fortunate enough to find the Fort Worth Hope Center, and they worked with me on funding and scheduling so that I could take the Forklift Certification class and it was phenomenal!
The Fort Worth Hope Center is an amazing place!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fort Worth HOPE Center is a organization where a person can come for total restoration in life. I first came to FWHC for groceries, while in the church service offered by Without walls Church, the pastor expressed the growing need of volunteers for the FWHC. I signed up. At this time in my life I was going through a felony drug charge, Here at the FWHC /WWC I found a support group that has grown to be family, Pastor Orlando and Jo Ann Reyes and Mrs Sarah Director of Kitchen walked along side me offering support in every area of my life. I was released from the charge and now I too walk along side many facing similar challenges in life while serving others here at the FWHC.
The FWHC offers:
A safe and welcoming place to perform your Community service hours or labor detail where regardless of your charge you are welcomed. ( Many return as long term volunteers as they have learned the value of giving back and the bonds they have formed with others here).
We offer forklift training and job placement assistance; many whom have spent 10 + years in prison have gone through the training program and are currently working. They are now law abiding citizens and are now paying taxes.
Rather than repeating the cycle of crime and becoming a burden on the tax payer, we offer groceries to all in need. We have partnered with many other non profit organizations and local churches serving over 50,000 people monthly. We also handout groceries on site and off site, which include taking groceries into apartments, adult daycare centers, tent groups, and to the streets where the need is great. Due to the growing demand of the service we are providing to the community, we are currently in need of another reefer truck to be able and reach more in need. The Fort Worth HOPE Center and Without Walls Church are truly fulfilling the scripture Matthew 25:35-36 which commissions us to feed the poor and clothe the naked, visit the sick, and visit those that are incarcerated. We are a beacon of light to those living in the east side of Fort Worth and surrounding areas sharing hope and healing to the community.