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Introducing the City Hope Home
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News for 08.25.16
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We at City Hope are so excited to share some great news with you, news we have been dreaming about for a long time. The last year has been a full and fruitful one for for us. We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of the City Hope Community Center, which marks the realization of Phase I of our vision of building healthy community for the marginalized in the Tenderloin. Phase II of this vision was locating housing for those we serve, a home that could bring increased hope and healing to those overcoming homelessness, addiction, and incarceration.

City Hope Home This month, Phase II of our vision has become a reality. Three years ago, Rev. Paul Trudeau shared with our friends at the Sand Hill Properties (SHP) Foundation our vision for City Hope to offer transitional housing for men and women in recovery. In March, we received an email from SHP saying they had located a potential property. They asked if City Hope could think of anything to do with a beautiful historic hotel located at 649 Jones Street, just 5 blocks from the City Hope Community Center. The hotel has 27 fully furnished units with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. We knew exactly what we wanted to do with the space—we had had a plan for years, and we were finally able to pull it out and get started.

We are so happy to announce that the long-awaited dream of starting a transitional sober living home is now a reality. Through the generosity of the SHP Foundation and the faithfulness of God, this month we will be welcoming our first program participants into what we are calling the City Hope Home. The City Hope Home will be a two-year program providing bridge housing for men and women making the transition to independent living. Each resident will be given a private room for a significantly subsidized program fee, and will maintain certain commitments as they make their way through the program.

City Hope is excited that Tyrone Kelly, who has been on staff for several years, will be the new residential recovery manager. We are also bringing on Terry Haycraft as the home’s business manager. Both come with many years of experience working with people in recovery and leading sober living homes, and we’re thankful for their expertise in this area.

If you would like to know more about the vision and plan for this endeavor, please don’t hesitate to write to Paul Trudeau. We would love to set up a time to talk by phone or meet up with you to share more. For now, please join us in prayer for the men and women who are being welcomed into the home. Thank you for believing in City Hope and for your continued support. We are overjoyed and humbled to see this dream become a reality.