THE MORE WE GROW, THE MORE WE GIVE
Home Start Hope provides brand new, essential household items to women and their children transitioning to independent living from emergency shelters in Rochester, NY. We serve women who have experienced homelessness including veterans, women recovering from addiction and survivors of domestic violence.
Home Start Hope is a house in the city where women select brand new kitchen, bedroom and bathroom essentials. Women choose everything they need to start over in their new home completely free of charge. It may seem like a small thing, picking out towels or bedding, but for women who are starting over, it’s so much more than that. It’s about a new beginning, a sense of ownership and sense of HOPE for a brighter future. When they feel settled at home, they can focus on their families.
Partnering with local organizations with a similar mission lets us step in to provide a much needed resource by helping women as they transition to independent living again. We couldn't do this without volunteers to see our mission through.