Helping homeless children and families from the City of Fredericksburg & the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford Donate

Stories

  • Our Story

    The idea for this establishment of a shelter for the homeless in Fredericksburg arose from a meeting of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at St. George's Episcopal Church in mid-February 1985. When members arrived at their meeting place, they found a homeless man sleeping in…

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  • Keith

    Keith entered Hope House with his mother and two siblings.  He was a beautiful energetic young boy. Keith was in the second grade and his mother was frustrated with the numerous complaints from the school regarding his behavior.  Teachers observed that he was extremely active…

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  • Rena

    Rena and her 12 year old daughter arrived in Fredericksburg to help a relative with a sick child and she felt that her family needed a change.  Within six months of arriving in the relative decided to get married.  Rena and her daughter soon had…

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  • Glenda

    Glenda entered Hope House in May of 2009. She was newly divorced and seeking a fresh start for herself and her four children. Glenda was displaced once her marriage fell apart and unable to afford housing. She could not turn to her family because they…

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  • Tracey

    Tracey and her young daughter entered the country as Swiss citizens. Tracey wed and had a son. Shortly after wedding, she was forced to leave her husband due to domestic violence and found herself homeless, without and means of financial support. A language barrier and…

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  • Patsy

    Patsy had been living with her husband of 18 years when she discovered that he had not been paying the mortgage or any other bills and writing bad checks. They were evicted from their home. Patsy's husband abandoned the family and left them a large…

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  • Kevin

    Homelessness influences every aspect of a child's life from the beginnings of infancy to young adults. The experience of homelessness can impact the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and behavioral development of a child. By the time they reach school age homelessness greatly impacts their academic…

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  • Michelle & John

    Many more families than usual have struggled during the past few years due to the country's economic downturn.  Americans have been confronted with unprecedented challenges like the loss of jobs, difficulty in paying bills, and home foreclosures. Michelle and her teenage son, John, are among…

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