Hope House has a long history of helping homeless women.
Their organization originally started when Dr. Lee Beth Lindquist had a dream to help homeless women and their children in the Huntersville, North Carolina who needed a hand-up, not a hand-out. These women were not victims of abuse, were not recovering from drugs or alcohol, and were not chronically mentally ill. They were simply situationally homeless because of what life handed them and needed time to get back on their feet.
Realizing there was no temporary housing support system for this vulnerable group within a 21-mile radius of Lake Norman, Dr. Lindquist rallied the entire community to support her vision and mission by building and operating a transitional home.
They are a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization established in March 2005. Within four years of inception, the community embarked upon a major renovation led by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association to construct a two-level facility to house up to 12 residents for up to six months. They opened this facility in December 2009 with temporary assistance from The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. Today, they have an excellent staff responsible for running the foundation that includes an executive director, administrative assistant, volunteer coordinator, house manager, and a large team of volunteers who manage the housing 24/7. Their collaborative partners, including The Ada Jenkins Center, offer case management services, career support, life skills training, and affordable housing options.
This is an organization that is making a difference in the lives of women, and they appreciate every donation they receive.