THE RESOURCE CENTER
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 literacy, and access to additional resources.
Community support allows us to help those who may not qualify for other assistance programs but who are still in crisis due to job loss or medical issues. HOPE’s prevention model has proven effective in preventing homelessness due to eviction and foreclosure and providing direct client assistance in an effort to keep families in their homes.
HOPE collaborates with other service agencies, working together through best practices to identify needs and provide guidance. HOPE also assists with applications for food stamps, health care, job searches and educational opportunities in the Education Center. HOPE also offers one-on-one financial counseling as well as financial literacy courses available to clients and their teenagers.
Courses available at HOPE include:
-Planning for the Holidays Workshops
-Credit Counseling Workshops
-Tenants Rights Workshops
Access to many more financial literacy courses available upon request…
Check back because we are adding more educational workshops all the time (See the HOPE Calendar for updates)!
HOPE’s focus is on prevention and promoting accountability so our families are able to take the steps necessary to move on to self-sufficiency. We believe that by doing this we can build stronger and safer communities.
Please click here to view our client brochure.
Before arriving at HOPE, please be sure to bring the documents listed here.
To make an appointment with a case manager, call 321-765-4984 or email us at resources@HopeHelps.org.
For additional resources in Seminole and Orange Counties, click here.
HOPE’s Food Pantry provides non-perishable food, fresh produce, meat, and bread, 4-days per week, all at no charge.
Food Pantry Applications:
Electronic applications in English and Spanish coming soon!
For printable Food Pantry application click here.
We also offer the following programs:
“Kids of HOPE” Enrichment Program: During each school break throughout the year, students who typically receive free or reduced meal plans at school are able to pick up free, healthy breakfast and lunches at HOPE.
HOPE’s Emergency Network System (HENS): HENS provides outreach to those who are elderly, disabled, or suffering from medical issues, and are home-bound and unable to access HOPE’s services. Weekly visits are given to those who meet the criteria of the program.
The food pantry and food outreach programs are run with the support of many faith groups, schools, businesses, local government, civic groups, and individuals in the community who organize food drives and donate throughout the year. The pantry is supported by a large team of dedicated volunteers.
We also partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and TEFAP, The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
|Food Pantry Hours
Wed/Sat 9am-12pm For more info about the Food Pantry contact: resources@HopeHelps.org
**Starting August 1st, the Food Pantry will have new hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays: Open to clients from 9:00a-11:30a, closed 11:30a-12:30p, and reopened 12:30p-3:30p.
Vouchers – The HOPE Chest
HOPE Helps offers a Voucher program through our HOPE Chest Thrift Store.
Vouchers are for registered clients who are in need of basic household items and/or clothing. Eligible clients will be able to shop at The HOPE Chest for voucher items at no cost. Please speak to HOPE’s Resource Specialist about receiving a voucher.
HOPE Helps is able to provide assistance with the following items from The HOPE Chest:
Please note: All voucher items requested may not be available, as The HOPE Chest relies on donations from the community. Vouchers can be used during multiple shopping trips, however vouchers do expire after 30 days.
For more information on the HOPE Chest Thrift Store, click here.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll-free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845- 6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
De acuerdo con la ley federal y las políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, sigla en inglés), se le prohibe a esta institución que discrimine por razón de raza, color, origen, sexo, edad, o discapacidad. Para presentar una queja sobre discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratis al (866) 632- 9992 (voz). Personas con discapacidad auditiva o del habla pueden contactar con USDA por medio del Servicio Federal de Relevo (Federal Relay Service) al (800) 845-6136 (español) o (800) 877-8339 (inglés). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos.