Future Hope Center
Another emergency shelter facility is vital for Tucson. Currently, there is no facility that accommodates intact families and provides them with the many services needed by them. We believe that a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment will give guests the opportunity to get their lives back on track—and to find the HOPE they need in order to break free of the cycle of poverty and/or addiction that they have succumb to. We are proposing a 36,000 sq. ft. facility for men, women, and children with a variety of on-site services. We have no illusions that this will be an easy task, but it is the RIGHT thing to do and the best way to improve the lives of all members of our community.
Volunteers from various faith communities will facilitate and form relationships with guests. The intent will be to invite them to participate in the activities of these faith communities; receiving the support and mentoring they need in order to transition to becoming productive members of society.
The on-site services we intend to offer at Hope Center include:
- Youth quarters for young adults
- A daycare center
- Resources for GED completion
- Classes promoting literacy
- A charter elementary school
- Classes for ESL learners
- Parenting classes
- Cottage industry
- Community evening meals
- Employment placement assistance
- Medical respite center
- Social agency offices
- Social Security
- Mental health services
- Veteran services
- A variety of counseling opportunities
- spiritual counseling & prayer
- 12 step counseling groups
A 10-acre parcel is desired for the creation of a track garden & transitional family-housing.
How do we intend to fund this huge undertaking? By mobilizing our community to help the needy! IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED. Our forefathers never relied on the government to do this, and we are foolish to think government even has the capacity to continue to do so. Social programs are stretched to the max today—dropping services daily to keep up—and the outlook for tomorrow is certainly no better. NOW is the time for grass roots involvement.