Programs

House of Hope Programs: Project HOPE

House of Hope provides assistance to Martin County residents in need.

All House of Hope services are nested within Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment), ensuring that all people seeking help receive some level of case management. The services include:

  • Food Pantry
  • Clothes Closet
  • Financial Assistance
  • Information and Referral
  • Case Management

Each person’s frequency and level of service is determined case-by-case, and eligibility varies for each program. Appointments are necessary for some Project HOPE assistance, but Martin County residents can walk in and receive food and clothing assistance at the House of Hope location nearest them (Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Jensen Beach).

To make an appointment or ask questions, please call (772) 286-4673 during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Food Pantry

The House of Hope’s food pantries are the leading source of food for the hungry in Martin County. With answers to a few simple questions, people can receive a supply of nutritionally balanced groceries, including canned and dry goods, bread and pastries, fresh produce and meat, dairy products, beverages and deli products.

Clothes Closet

House of Hope’s “Clothes Closet” program provides not only clothing but also small household necessities, furniture, and appliances free or a significantly low cost to people who would otherwise do without.

The Clothes Closets at each House of Hope location double as income-producing stores. Donations and purchases help House of Hope provide services to people struggling through hard times.

Financial Assistance

House of Hope budgets about $5,000 each month to qualified Martin County residents to help with rent/mortgage, utilities, prescriptions, medical co-pays, and other household or transportation expenses. House of Hope often joins with other local agencies and resources to boost the assistance someone may receive. The primary goal is to keep people safe and healthy, with a roof over their heads — avoiding the even greater crises that experiencing homelessness would bring.

Case Management

Many people who request help from House of Hope have more complex problems than one-time assistance can provide. Additionally, in today’s disastrous economic climate, many clients are newly unemployed middle-class wage earners who have exhausted their personal resources. They are desperate and unfamiliar with services and benefits that may be available to them.

Beginning in 2008, the agency implemented a case management program to address longer-term needs and help guide people toward economic stability and self-reliance. In addition to being able to provide short-term financial relief, case workers can help clients make a plan for bringing greater stability to their lives — and the lives of their family members. Such planning involves helping clients access training and educational opportunities, referring them to other support services in the community, and helping them improve life skills such as managing their household finances.

Information & Referral

Staff members and expert volunteers at House of Hope connect hundreds of people per month to vital resources and benefits, helping people to navigate the complex social services landscape.

One of the most important referrals is to the VNA Mobile Health Clinic, which comes to House of Hope locations once a month, providing free basic health care to people without insurance.

Holiday Programs

House of Hope assists local families in helping to navigate the holiday seasons without causing added strain to their household budget and goal progress. The Thanksgiving Turkey, Christmas Gift and Easter Basket programs assist in procuring and distributing appropriate items to qualifying households in order to help them share the typical festivities celebrated during these special times of year. For more information about these programs and sign up requirements/deadlines, please contact House of Hope at (772) 286-4673. For the 2017 Holidays, enrolled clients must be signed up for the Holiday Programs by the following dates:

For more information about these programs and sign up requirements/deadlines, please contact House of Hope at (772) 286-4673. For the 2017 Holidays, enrolled clients must be signed up for the Holiday Programs by the following dates:

Thanksgiving Turkeys – currently enrolled House of Hope clients need to be signed up by Oct. 18, 2017.

Christmas Program – currently enrolled House of Hope clients need to be signed up by Nov. 11, 2017

GET HELP

Thanksgiving Turkeys – currently enrolled House of Hope clients need to be signed up by Oct. 18, 2017.

Christmas Program – currently enrolled House of Hope clients need to be signed up by Nov. 11, 2017

GIVE HELP

To “Adopt a Family for Christmas”: Donors need to sign up by Nov 29th. Details to come soon.

Last day to drop of items will be Dec 8th