HOPE Helps, Inc's mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education.

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HOPE's Food Pantry provides nonperishable food, produce, meat and fresh bread, 3-days per week, all at no charge. Open 9a - 2p on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and 9a - Noon on Wednesdays.



HOPE serves the working poor, many clients who have never been in crisis before and the homeless. We believe in equipping individuals and families with the tools necessary to get them through their crisis by offering case management, financial assistance and access to additional resources.

Are you in need?

HOPE can help!

How do I qualify?

You must be a Seminole County, FL resident who believes they are in need of assistance.

Do you have questions?

Call us! We are here to help. Please give us a call at 321.765.4984

How to apply?

You can call us at 321.765.4984 and we will help you through the application process. Please be able to provide an ID and Proof of Residency for Seminole County, FL.

News from HOPE

We’re Hiring! – Customer Service Representative / Volunteer Lead

HOPE Helps, Inc., dba The HOPE Chest, is looking for a positive, energetic, self-disciplined and organized team player to join and contribute to our team as a Customer Service Representative/Volunteer Lead in Oviedo. This 24- hour position may work as a cashier, volunteer lead, sorting donations and pricing/displaying these items for sale. Must be able […]

A Story of HOPE- Hollie

When times are tough even the smallest obstacles can turn into serious challenges. Hollie and her extended family have been clients of HOPE throughout difficult seasons of their lives. Hollie in particular lives on a fixed income and raises three grandkids. As such, she and the children have benefited tremendously from HOPE’s annual Christmas in […]

A Story of HOPE – Maria

I was frozen, I didn’t want to speak to management.” -Maria (HOPE Client) Maria arrived at HOPE after a three-hour bus ride via Lynx from Altamonte Springs to Oviedo. She was between jobs and car trouble left her with no reliable transportation. She heard about HOPE through 211 – United Way of Central Florida’s telephone human services directory, […]

A Story of HOPE- Alisia

“After the move, I was overwhelmed and got behind fast” is what Alisia told one of HOPE’s case managers when she first came to us for help. Alisia, a single mom, had recently moved across Central Florida to provide a better life for her daughter but had fallen on tough times. Alisia lived in Lake County through the […]

A story of HOPE- Kendra

Last year Kendra lost her job and she couldn’t pay her rent. Fears of eviction mounted as her due date approached. Meanwhile her job search remained at a standstill. Then, Kendra learned about calling “211” which is a telephone human services directory run by United Way of Central Florida. She was then referred to HOPE […]

We’re Hiring! – Volunteer Manager

HOPE Helps, a local non-profit with a mission to prevent homelessness and keep families in their homes, is looking for talented, detail-oriented, organized Volunteer Manager to join our team.  The ideal candidate will be dynamic, self-motivated, committed to the organization’s mission, vision and values, while consistently functioning as a highly dedicated team player and leader, […]

We’re Hiring – Administrative Assistant

HOPE Helps, a local non-profit with a mission to prevent homelessness and keep families in their homes, is looking for a dynamic and organized person to join our team as an Administrative Assistant. This 30-hour position is responsible for providing administrative support to HOPE’s executive team and administrative staff, as assigned. The ideal candidate would [...]

A Story of HOPE – Bill

During New Year’s individuals and families re-evaluate, reset and recharge. Many set goals and “resolutions” for the coming year, while others bask in the freedom of an empty calendar brimming with possibilities. 2022 was a difficult year with record high housing prices, steep inflation, and constant stock market churn. Often, the only thing that was […]

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