I have volunteered at Hope House of Colorado for several months now and love the time I have spent there. It is an amazing organization that helps young moms change the course of their lives. They help teen moms get their education, learn parenting skills, and even find careers. They have many volunteer opportunities that are fulfilling. I feel blessed to be part of Hope House.
I am involved in both a volunteer and donor capacity. I can honestly say that what the staff does for the girls changes lives in a very positive manner. Their approach, values, integrity, support system and core beliefs have transformed a hopelessness to a hopefulness in the hearts and minds of the girls that have entered into this program. I am honored to be part of this non-profit organization.
As a volunteer and donor, I appreciate how hard the staff works to make Hope House an effective organization that is helping to change the lives of 2 generations - the teen moms & their children. Hope House has classes for relationships, parenting, GED tutoring and study time just to name a few. There are so many resources and so much support for the girls. It is very exciting to watch as the teen moms work so hard to grow and accomplish goals they never thought they could, such as getting their GED, getting jobs or going on to higher education and creating a stable loving environment for their child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.