Through more than 20 years of service, Center of Hope has learned that while addressing the material aspects of poverty is important, true rehabilitation and restoration are only achieved through long-term solutions. We have focused our work on an integrated service model that addresses the holistic needs of individuals and leads them to a path of economic independence and improved quality of life.
Basic assistance in the form of groceries, meals, financial assistance, medical/dental assistance and resource referrals.
Education and career development includes STEPS (Start Today Empowering Personal Success), jobs for life, jobs training programs, leadership development, computer training, financial literacy, adult education and basic English.
Family empowerment includes camp hope, family nights, all stars, gardening 101,walk it off and flood study club.
Career now construction:
Careers NOW Construction is a job training program designed to help individuals gain valuable knowledge of the construction industry. This class features a five-week training period with four days of instruction per week. Classes are held Monday – Thursday from 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM. Call 682-333-2578 for more information.
The Hope chest:
Parker County Center of Hope opened The Hope Chest Resale Store and gave the community a great place to donate items and shop for wonderful treasures. All store proceeds go directly to Center of Hope to support programs that provide help to struggling families living in poverty. The Hope Chest is also a six-month job training program for individuals who have completed the Center’s Jobs for Life course. Qualifying students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the store manager to improve on core work readiness skills while staying connected to their life coach and classes at the Center. Call at 817-757-4410 or email at www.thehopechestresale.com.
*COVID-19 Update 6/1/2020The Hope Chest is now open for shopping and donations Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm. Social distancing will still be in place, and the shopping area will be open to 50% occupancy at a time. Masks are optional.