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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Habitat for Hope exists to SUPPORT, SERVE, and CARE for families enduring childhood cancer or life threatening illness. We do this by sharing God's love through filling practical, financial, emotional and spiritual needs and supporting families through one of the toughest hardships of their lives.

Programs: Housing patients and families displaced by treatment of a long-term illness. These patients are being treated in hospitals and clinics located in the greater memphis metropolitan area.

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Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michael219

Client Served

Rating: 5

Habitat For Hope was our second family when we were in treatment with our daughter. They brought us meals, babysat, and were there for us when we needed them. I appriciate all of their help and am thankful they exist to help families like ours.

Mabry G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am blown away by this organization. The way that they serve people is incredible. Mark and Mylissa lead well and have an incredible heart to walk with people. Habitat for Hope is like nothing else I have ever seen and I would want everyone to benefit from their services. Jenn and Charlie are wonderful at their job of loving on families and meeting new people. Diane leads well to bring in volunteers all over the city of memphis to be an effective source and a light for Christ!

Holly34

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so very blessed to be a volunteer with Habitat for Hope. What an amazing group of people. The support is fantastic. Being able to help families that have sick children that are away from their homes is something that is much needed. Habitat for Hope volunteers provide meals at the hospital for those families. Just imagine having to go to a strange city for your child to have treatment or a serious or terminal illness and not knowing where you will stay or where food will come from. Habitat for Hope is the organization that will be there to help.

Cyndi3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very proud to serve as a volunteer with HFH. I have served with them for over 5 years and the amount of compassion and caring shown to the families we serve is amazing. I have been able to serve in many different capacities all under the supervision of a team of amazing individuals. I would recommend this organization to anyone as either a volunteer or a client.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Habitat for Hope for almost 3 years. Although I would definitely say that I have seen HFH change lives, I would also say that it has impacted mine. Volunteering with HFH gives me an opportunity to serve Jesus by loving His people. I get to be a part of the care that is given to these families who need it. HFH is a non-profit that doesn't just give the families the material things they need, but it gives them the emotional support that they need while they are going through this difficult time. I have also had the opportunity to start a fundraiser at my school that benefits HFH. Not only does HFH affect the families it serves and the volunteers, but it also affects students. The students were beyond generous because they care what HFH is doing. I have been blessed to volunteer with HFH and I have seen families, students, and other volunteers be blessed by what HFH does.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Habitat for Hope this past year has really opened my eyes to many new opportunities! The first time I went to the property, I was welcomed and ever since then, I've been volunteering and finding new ways to help! This organization is very focused on supporting the families by serving their emotional and practical needs. I would do anything to help Habitat for Hope and the families that they serve.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Throughout the past year, I have gotten very involved with Habitat for Hope. I have volunteered at several fundraisers for the organization as well as led one at my high school. I personally know several people that had to receive care that they would have to come to Memphis to obtain, but they were blessed enough to already live in Memphis. Unfortunately, there are people all over the world that need this care, and Habitat for Hope helps supply it. I have also gone to the property and visited with the family that was staying there, and it was incredible to see how well they were taken care of and what they did for these families.

Donor

Rating: 5

Habitat for Hope is a well spring of compassion, friendship and support for families strained and running on empty caring for a critically ill child. From providing groceries and temporary housing, to sitting alongside a hurting family in the hospital during long hours of treatment, they fill an often overlooked, but very real need of support to the whole family not just the patient. Their commitment to walk alongside and provide community and resources is an amazing blessing to this city. Through widely popular events such as LuvMud and LuvGlo, to their involvements in the church and schools, Habitat for Hope has brought awareness (in a time of epic isolation) that people need people. They show each day how they are filling the gap by sharing their lives now. As a donor, your gifts of time, talent or money genuinely make a very real impact. I encourage support of this wonderful organization.

Paul B

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HFH is an incredible organization that is exists to help families who have critically, or chronically-ill children. By coming alongside these families and offering relational, emotional, and spiritual support- HFH plays a critical role of HOPE in the midst of the journey for these individuals. My family has been volunteering & advocating for HFH since 2009.

Jennifer290

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have volunteered several times with this great organization and we love the heart and the mission of Habitat for Hope. There is such a diverse group of volunteers and they work tirelessly on behalf of families that are hurting. What constantly amazes me is that they do not hold back. They love each new family fiercely and serve them in ways that bring real comfort, even though with each new family they risk having their hearts broken. The losses are real. I've seen them grieve along with families who have lost their children. It's heart-wrenching, yet they never give up. They're always ready to engage and be the support system for families who are enduring the unthinkable and are miles away from home. That's why I'm proud to support this amazing organization. They're making a difference, one struggling family at a time.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain cancer this May, at the age of two. Due to the rarity of her diagnosis, she was accepted into a treatment protocol at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. We relocated from our home in Tampa, FL. I was grateful for the help St. Jude offered with housing; however, they only allow a limited number of family members in housing. This often breaks families apart, where some family members must stay home (normally out of state), while the others come with the patient. Additionally, no-one under eighteen years of age is allowed out of the hotel-like apartment without their parent; therefore, my nine-year-old son was constantly wanting to go downstairs to play, while my sick daughter could not be taken from the apartment for anything other than her hospital appointments.

By chance, I came upon the Habitat For Hope Family who offers help for patients at St. Jude and Le Bonheur. This is a family-oriented organization who provides housing without restrictions, making it possible to allow my son to go outside to play while I am inside with my daughter. We can have family and friends come to help us or visit without the restrictions, also. They have found ways for local school volunteers to assist families in need: from doing yard work, to helping make food, and helping with events, just to ensure future generations find their value within the community.

Volunteers from the organization have brought us care packages, food, invited us to events, thrown a third-birthday party for my daughter, prayed with us and for us, and have taken my son to church with them. They have gone above and beyond to make it known that they are available if ever we need them, and they have treated our family as their own. The organization was founded by and is largely run by volunteers whose children were once patients. It is very comforting to be a part of a group who knows first-hand the mental, emotional, and financial struggles associated with these critical diagnoses.

I have been truly blessed to have had the help, support, and love of the Habitat for Hope family during this devastating time. They are truly a second family and a home-away-from-home. With a lot of charities, we do not know how much of our donations are going directly to those in need. Habitat For Hope is a local community-based organization, and for those who are wanting and able to support a charity, I strongly recommend supporting this organization. I know first hand the immense amount of good they do for those who desperately need it!

Rene' L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and about 20 of her classmates were honored to spend time at HFH about 2 years ago. We were given the names of children who either were living there or were siblings of kids who had been under the care of HFH. Our students shopped for, purchased and wrapped Christmas gifts for these children, I believe about 9 or 10 total. Then we delivered the gifts to them at HFH and got to hang out with them for a while on the beautiful property they have. We felt blessed by the opportunity to bring a little bit of joy to some children who might not have received quite as much on this special holiday. It was fun to watch some of the little boys playing with the toys they received, and just seeing the smiles on their faces. HFH truly is a special place where love and caring for others is the absolute objective. I hope to be able to serve alongside this special place again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Habitat for Hope is a beautiful, loving and committed group of volunteers that serve families facing a serious illness of a child. They serve in so many ways including meals, housing, transportation or just being with the family so they are not alone. Habitat for Hope encourages and supports our community by involvement in local school events, hosting work groups and community fellowship.

Such an amazing organization, staff and team of volunteers! I feel very blessed to have served alongside everyone in Habitat for Hope.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a blessing to have been a part of such a wonderful ministry. HFH has ministered to so many families since they moved to the Memphis area. Not only families that come to Lebonhuer or St. Jude but other families in other states as well. God has His hand in and on this ministry.

Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Habitat for Hope. I first became aware of this organization when my dear friend and mentor, Diane Smith, was interviewing to join the staff of HFH as the Volunteer Coordinator. I actually sat in on one of her initial meetings with HFH founders Mark and Mylissa Horrocks. HFH comes alongside families who travel to Memphis seeking medical treatment for a child. HFH has multiple ways they help families such as providing a free place to stay, groceries, and meals throughout the duration of treatment. However, what I love most about this organization is that the staff and volunteers establish genuine connections with families that helps them serve each family in very specific ways. For example, I happened to be in town when HFH decided to throw a graduation party at their property. This graduation party was not for a child in the hospital but for a sibling whose high school career had been defined in part by her brother's ongoing treatment. How cool is that? When Diane joined the staff, I started financially supporting HFH and have had a few opportunities to volunteer at major fundraising events. This is a fantastic organization that is dependent upon monetary donations. I know that the economy is tough and many families are struggling financially, but if you are looking for an organization to support I strongly encourage you to consider HFH.

Tracy57

Client Served

Rating: 5

I work at Lebonheur Children's Hospital with children who have diagnosis's dealing with the brain...These families come to us from all over the world...I cannot express the role that Habitat for Hope plays in their lives...From food, spiritual support, transportation, housing or being a shoulder to lean on...they always step up and provide...Word's cannot express the impact they have the the needs they meet...they are apart of our team and family...Tracy Tidwell

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are currently on staff with HFH, but two years ago we were being served by this great organization when our oldest son was diagnosed with leukemia. We came to Memphis knowing our family was too large for hospital provided housing and wondered how we would keep our family together. That very same week we got connected with HFH and moved into one of the apartments they had available. It was a blessing in many ways; our family could stay together and be as normal as possible, it saved us the cost of having to rent an apartment and we were served so well by volunteers who brought us meals each week, prayed with us and became our friends. We love HFH for many reasons and are forever grateful for the love and support we were shown during one of the most difficult times in our life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Somewhere around 3 years ago, my family faced a difficult time in learning that our first son was going to need a liver transplant. Not only was the emotional and mental stress taxing to our family but the financial burdens were becoming overwhelming as well. As we were spending much time in the hospital, our morale was slowly dwindling away. An unexpected light came from Habitat for Hope and their volunteers. They provided us with meals, fellowship, and the much needed support and prayer to help see us through our difficult circumstance. I'm proud to say that we now have to very healthy boys, but most importantly we have cherished memories from that time period in our lives and it's more than partially due to the outstanding treatment we received from the Angels that volunteer for Habitat for Hope and the service they so adamantly provide. I not only endorse what Habitat for Hope stands for to my friends and family but I am forever in debt to them for their unselfishness in the community. God speed and God bless. - with love, the Chandler family.

Ana_15

Client Served

Rating: 5

Habitat for Hope is truly dedicated to helping families with sick children. When a child is in the hospital, they help with housing, meals, transportation, prayer, compassion, etc. They help both local families as well as families who have to travel far from their homes to receive the medical care their child needs. They strive to make sure that the needs of the family are met so that the family can concentrate on caring for their sick child. They have ministered to us in these and many other ways. We will forever be grateful to Habitat for Hope and the people who work very hard to help families like ours. God bless them and their ministry!

Mark112

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a founding board member I am a bit biased..but more then ever I am convinced of the necessity for this amazing organization. There are many people hurting and walking through life of having a sick child that need resources and community.

I am so blessed by our volunteers that pour their hearts to help and serve Habitat for Hope families.

HFH is a tremendous asset for the Memphis community and we look forward to expanding our services to Nashville in coming year.