Q:

Who does the House of Hope serve?

A:

Homeless  single women with children

Q:

Do you serve battered women only?

A:

No. We serve any woman with children who feels that she is ready to make the changes necessary to build a firm foundation for herself and her child/children.

Q:

How long has House of Hope been serving the community?

A:

Since 1995

Q:

How did House of Hope start?

A:

A group of people from several churches and businesses began meeting at Nazareth Lutheran to address the problem of homelessness in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. Reverend Homer Larson originated the idea.

Q:

What ages of women do you serve?

A:

Our program is designed to serve homeless single women with children. We serve eligible women of all ages.

Q:

Where does the program get its funding?

A:

Grants, fundraisers and donations

Q:

What kind of services do you offer the women?

A:

Assistance with employment and/or educational concerns or goals. Budgeting, in-house food pantry, case management, in-house women’s groups, community referrals, clothing and household items, parenting, personal issues, etc.

Q:

How many women and children do you serve at one time?

A:

Ten moms and their children at full capacity.

Q:

How can I apply for services?

A:

 We accept applications at any time and keep them on file for one year. Any woman interested in our program is encouraged to come to 306 Walnut during regular business hours to complete an application. Also, we are happy to talk to prospective applicants about our program by phone and answer questions.

Q:

Do you need volunteers?

A:

Yes! We need mentors, babysitters, painters, office workers, etc. We always need helpers!

Q:

What donations do you take besides financial donations?

A:

Anything for women and children. Clothing, toys, items for starting up a household, furniture, bedding, towels, pots and pans, silverware, food items, paper products, laundry soap, garbage bags, etc.

 
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