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Does Greenville Need a Homeless Court?

If you've spent any amount of time in Greenville's downtown, then it should be no surprise to you that our community has a large homeless population. Often times many of us are enjoying the parks, restaurants, and other sights of the downtown that draw visitors from across the country, while a few streets away hundreds in the homeless community are eating a free breakfast ...

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Tune in to hear Homes of Hope on Sports Radio!

ESPN fans: You can now hear Homes of Hope on ESPN 1440 in Greenville. Our very own Ted Cochran can be heard voicing new Public Service Announcements about our Men's Development program! Because ESPN listeners are primarily male, the opportunity to gain support for our interns who are men overcoming drug and alcohol issues seemed like a perfect fit. What do you think? Are ...

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From Squalor to Safety: Affordable Housing Rehab Repairs

Perhaps a lesser-known element of our dedication to safe and affordable housing is our Owner Occupied Repair (OOR) program. Grants enable us to provide up to $20,000 in emergency repairs to extremely low-income homeowners. These repairs come at no cost to the family as long as they, or their immediate family, remain owners of the home for twenty years. For families who ...

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They Pedaled, they Perspired, they Painted!

Greenville had one of its hottest days of the season this last Tuesday but that didn't phase our 33 volunteers from the cross-country cycling trip, Bike Build. With enthusiasm energy, they joined us for a 12-house painting project in West Greenville. It mattered little that they had previously rode their bikes from Newberry, 70 miles away, the day before. Bike Build swa...

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Check out our Judson Bungalows!

Our newly completed Judson Bungalows are located on Anderson Road right across the street from our main office. It was exciting to watch them be constructed and now that they are completed, those who visit us have been asking "Are those Homes of Hope houses?" and we are proud to say, "Yes!" We have partnered with another Greenville agency which will utilize these homes for...

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My Name is Gary and I'm Never Going Back

Last night we celebrated the Homes of Hope Graduation of our intern, Gary. Gary was one of the older men in our program and was known to be the "grumpy old man" with a heart of gold. An expert painter, he provided valuable mentorship to many of the other men in the program as they completed various painting projects on our housing. After a year with us, Gary has a handful ...

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Cheers to a Great Night!

With over 500 people in attendance, our 2011 Hope House Dinner Auction was our biggest yet! Due to the generous giving of many, we hit record fundraising numbers which will help us to continue our mission in affordable housing and men's development. Thank you to all of our friends and supporters! To see more photos watch our short video! ...

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"I Can't Create Breath"

As men graduate from Homes of Hope, we are able to welcome new men in their place. Recently, we have graduated three who will join the ranks of the 265 men we have helped thus far. In their place we welcome Frank, Joe, & Donald. These are three men with different stories, but with at least one thing in common: they've come to Homes of Hope serious about sobriety and eager ...

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Hope House Dinner & HOG Day... after this weekend we will need a long nap!

This upcoming weekend is quite possibly one of the busiest weekends of the year for Homes of Hope. We have two important events happening Friday evening and Saturday morning: The Hope House Dinner Auction, and Hands on Greenville Day! At the first we get to dress up, eat well, introduce hundreds of people to our ministry at our yearly fundraising dinner. At the second, w...

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And the Oscar goes to…Video Premiere!

At our upcoming Hope House Dinner Auction there will be lots of action! Included in the evening's events will be the premiere of our 2011 Homes of Hope Video. We have spent the last two months compiling interviews from people in the Greenville community, as well as from Homes of Hope staff, tenants, and interns to produce a brief, but comprehensive look at our ministry. I...

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