Moving people to permanent self-sufficiency by providing access to housing stability, education, employment, economic development, and vital services.
Being an example of Courage, Authenticity, Service, Truth, Love, and Effectiveness as we give people a hand up and a way to get back on their feet when life has knocked them down.
Recognizing that all people require stability in order to get back on their feet—food and a safe home to live in; employment to pay their bills; family, friendship and support; self-respect that comes from being able to provide for themselves and their children; and recognition for their hard work.
We recognize that those who are in a low-wealth status need the resources and will to move forward, and that those in the middle-class need the resources and encouragement to prevent their falling into crisis. In these difficult economic times, more households live on that edge than ever before. We seek to support both groups in attaining meaningful careers, saving for the future, and leveraging their self-sufficiency into the next generation. A strong middle class provides a solid consumer base for business, invigorates economic activity, and fuels job creation. In order to thrive economically as a society low-wealth households must move up and middle-class households must stay financially healthy.
Studies have shown that when households are provided with the basics of housing, education and employment these impacts are documented:
The primary goal of Hope University, a subsidiary of HopeSource, is to equip families to make good decisions for themselves and their families and to provide a way for them break the cycle of dependency permanently.
We believe, together with you, we can make that difference!
With warm regard,