It Takes a Village
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. On behalf of the hundreds of children, youth, and families your support has helped, thank you for being a part of House of Hope's village.
You've helped us provide shelter for youth who have nowhere else to go; diapers to ensure that every infant is clean and healthy; access to health care and mental health care for youth in crisis; improved job readiness skills to increase employment opportunities; and support on the road to self-sufficiency for thousands of families over the past twenty years.
Your support ensures that young parents, like Elijah and her three children under 4 years old, can access shelter, support, and a stable future.
“The support you all have shown House of Hope has made an impact in not only my and my children’s lives but also the lives of hundreds of other families and youth that House of Hope serves in our community.
It is because of your generosity and support that House of Hope continues to create change in the lives of all the people they serve. When people unite in a cause, it can create positive change. Thank you for helping to lift the voices of families and youth in our community. All of this would not be possible without your support.”
– Elijah, House of Hope client, mother of three
You can make an impact in the lives of young parents and children experiencing homelessness. Your support, through a one-time or recurring gift to House of Hope, will help families like Elijah’s access a sustainable future. Please make your gift now. Thank you!
We are proud to announce the opening of The Drop-In at House of Hope! This program will provide 24/7 services and support for young people experiencing housing instability.
Services available for young people in crisis include:
- A comfortable space for programming
- Space to meet with other service providers
- Laundry access
- Food and drinks
- On-site physical and mental healthcare access
- Wi-Fi and computer access
- Trauma-informed, well-trained staff
On Monday, December 12, in conjunction with the Greater Green Bay Chamber, House of Hope held a ribbon cutting for The Drop-In. Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, House of Hope staff and board members, community supporters, and members of the press were in attendance. Thank you to all our donors, especially Somerville Architects for their gift of design and project management!
The Drop-In Ribbon Cutting Remarks
by Shannon Wienandt, Executive Director
Thank you all for joining us today for this ribbon cutting as we officially open the Drop-In at House of Hope – a youth-focused resource available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Homelessness looks different for youth than it does for adults. Children and youth who have experienced homelessness are far more likely to drop out of high school, fall prey to exploitation, become victims of human trafficking, and remain homeless as adults. One in five homeless youth are victims of human trafficking and one in six are sexually assaulted or raped. Without intervention, youth currently experiencing homelessness will become chronically homeless adults.
It is our community’s responsibility to provide every child with a safe and stable environment in which to learn and grow.
House of Hope has been providing shelter and supportive services to youth and their children for more than 20 years. Our journey to opening The Drop-In at House of Hope began a little over a year ago.
In October of 2021, one of the teens living in shelter approached staff about something she felt was a need for the young people we serve. She had drawn a picture of what House of Hope’s atrium would look like if it were repurposed as a youth drop-in center. She said that young people like herself need a safe place to be, and House of Hope is the perfect place for youth to feel safe, cared for, and empowered.
Here we are, just over one year later, opening the Drop-In at House of Hope for youth just like her. Here youth experiencing homelessness will be able to access resources to help them find permanent housing solutions, to access education and employment opportunities, and encouragement and support from caring, safe adults.
We would like to thank our supporters, donors, volunteers, board, and staff for believing in, trusting, and advocating for the voices of our youth.
From our house to yours... happy holidays from the staff at House of Hope!
House of Hope Green Bay, Inc.
1660 Christiana St. | Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
(920) 884-6740 | email@example.com