35 Years of Service
The uncertainty of life is probably the major factor necessitating the need for an agency like HOPE. Most people live and make do as long as nothing extraordinary happens to them. However, for most of our clients, it only takes one seemingly small event to disrupt their lives. If their vehicle breaks, they can’t afford the repairs and they lose their job; or a child gets sick they have to take unpaid days from work and then have to decide how to pay the extra expenses of doctor’s bills and prescription costs on less than they usually earn. The harsh reality of a hungry child or an eviction notice or utility cut off can cause panic or hopelessness for anyone. We hope that our services help our clients avoid such situations. Most of HOPE Center’s clients are people who work hard to provide for themselves and their families but find themselves in desperate situations. We strive to treat each client of our agency with respect and kindness and help them resolve their emergencies.
The longevity and success of the HOPE Center are a direct result of conservative management, judicious planning, and a serious commitment to accountability. Each contribution and donation is used carefully to provide the greatest benefit for clients. Keeping administrative overhead as low as possible is another way the agency maximizes its resources. This ongoing dedication to fiscal responsibility has enabled HOPE Center to continue to provide quality services to clients for so many years.
The staff and directors of HOPE are very conscious of the trust and confidence that the community has in the agency. Accordingly, we feel that it is important to provide the community a summary of HOPE Center’s audited financial information. The charts below show how we fulfill our mission, while operating in an efficient and transparent manner. Dedication to the community, sound financial management and a commitment to accountability are the key values that make the HOPE Center a responsible agency.