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Promoting change takes an example of proven success.  As you view the inspiration of women who share their testimonies and noted accomplishments, you will see triumph and surmountable victories from engaging in the war of their lives and assuming  their positions in life as dedicated, determined and focus to win.  House of Hope, Women Seeking Change is pleased to announce our support of education by introducing the “Virginia Dowdell Educational Award”, for further details visit our Programs and Services page and our Get Involved page for information on how to donate to this fund.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these women join our team.  Take a minute to read the Testimonies of women determined to change their lives.  Become a volunteer, mentor, or a committed board member.  Martin Luther King Jr. once quoted, ” Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable every step toward the goal of change requires sacrifice, suffering, the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals”.  That’s what we purpose at the House Of Hope, Women Seeking Change.  “We challenge ourselves to go back to the original plan”.  Failures, set backs and mistakes don’t count they’re just stepping stones on the path to our destiny.

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About Us

House of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to help women re-entering communities after incarceration, homelessness or weary from life’s challenges. Our purpose is to break recidivism in a crisis and build healthy habits and homes.

Our Mission is to help women become self-sufficient and productive through education, resource networking, and after-care services to support their continued growth toward sustaining self-sufficiency.

Our Purpose is to provide a faith-based environment built on Biblical principles for women commited to change.  The process will be done by

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Programs & Services

Our programs and services are built on four basic principles:

  • Holistic – recapturing self-worth through affirmation and application.
  • Option – referring the client to choose the next step to reach higher self awareness.
  • Promote – to further advance and contribute to growth in a therapeutic environment.
  • Education – the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction while training.

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Get Involved

Donations The programs and services we provide are graciously supported by donations and sponsors. Donations come in all forms from monetary means to general donations including cleaning supplies, paper products and more. Please contact us if you are interested in donating to House of Hope.

Volunteer Could you be a positive role model, friend and encourager to a woman recovering from abuse, addiction or overcoming other obstacles?  If so, you are perfect for this volunteer position.  Please contact us for more information

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“Bring Hope to Women in the Cleveland Community”.   Every day, NYCB family members demonstrate that “community” is more than a part of our company name, it’s a commitment!   In Cleveland, Ohio Patricia Billingsley, IT Division Project Portfolio Manager, is a regular volunteer at the House of Hope, a local organization that provides assistance to women in a time of need. The work she does is just one example of how our employees are making a difference in the communities we serve. The House of Hope represents a turning point for women in a time of need, and the work that she does is just one example of how our employees are making a difference in the communities we serve. House of Hope represents a turning point for women who have been incarcerated, suffered an addiction to drugs or alcohol, are in domestic violence situation, or who might be homeless
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Virginia Dowdell Educational Award

Awards Program Description
“The Virginia Dowdell  Education Award”
was established as a legacy to commemorate  the founder’s grandmother’s passion in the community.  Our graduates who meet the requirements, are given the opportunity to pursue higher education through our tuition assistance program.  This award will ensure the recipient’s opportunity in the market place and give them the confidence to pursue their dreams.  The Virginia Dowdell Educational Award was started to support the graduates of our After Care Program.  The award recipient must complete the entire After Care Program, accumulate 20 hours of volunteer service, and enroll in an approved educational program.
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Upcoming Event

Click Above to Hear Audio Testimony of Mary Goodwin

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Listen to Mary Goodwin tell of the transformations that have taken place in her life as a result of the lessons learned while taking part in the programs and services at House of Hope, Women Seeking Change.  To read about the transformations that have taken place in other women’s lives click here.

100 for $100 Is a great opportunity to support those in need, everyone knows someone who needed help and maybe you couldn’t help then but, you can help now!

You can participate as, an individual, a group, a church or a corporation to raise a $100.00. There are many ways to achieve this, be creative all monies given are tax- deductible.

The goal is to get 100 individuals or organizations to commit to donate $100 which will be used for the operating expenses of House of Hope, Women Seeking Change. 

There are many creative ways an individual can participate in this very worthy fundraiser:

  1. You can do this by donating $100 Yourself.
  2. You can find a friend to donate $50 to pair with your $50
  3. You can find three friends to join you and the four of you each give $25
  4. Or you can find 9 others friends and you each give $10


You can make Safe and Secure Donations Through PayPal

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or You can make donations:

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