The Community Hope Foundation's Main Mission is to Preserve, and Restore Life
The Community Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is making investments, giving aid, preserving and improving lives. We service the homeless, veterans, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, victims of domestic violence, formerly incarcerated persons and COVID-19 survivors. We offer food (hot and cold - perishable and shelf life), outreach, clothing, coats, toys, first aid fits, personal hygiene kits, female products and mental health services. We are building to create affordable multifamily housing for no- to - low- to -moderate-income families and seniors and empowering America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and those recovering from addictions.
Our ultimate goal is to provide stable transitioning housing to reduce recidivism and lessen the burden on the government, family, friends and tax payers by helping ex-offenders through personal development, housing, career readiness, and success strategies.
The Community Hope Foundation's Transitional housing program is designed to assist men and women returning from the armed services, disabled citizens and those leaving incarceration re-enter our community as productive, independent, responsible citizens.
Our vision is to someday witness a gathering of 1000 men, women and children who have come through our doors, broken economically and emotionally, but spiritually saved, who now are integrated back into our communities, restored and equipped, living wholesome, safe and productive lives.
Over the next decade, The Community Help Foundation's primary focus will be on veterans, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, ex-offenders and formerly incarcerated persons. Our objective will be to expand reentry services to veterans, people with disabilities, sentenced adult and juvenile offenders/ex-offenders who are returning to their families and community from incarceration in Federal, State, and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers. Reentry services will include substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery, job readiness and life skills training, as well as personal development, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based training.
By providing needed services and treatment, our programs are intended to reduce the health and social costs of homelessness and incarceration, as well as substance use and dependence to the public, and increase the safety of citizens by reducing crime and recidivism.
Additional anticipated outcomes include: increased number of individuals served; increased abstinence from substance use; increased employment rates;
decreased recidivism rates;
increased housing stability;
decreased criminal justice involvement; improved individual and family functioning and well-being;
increased social connectedness; and decreased risky behaviors.
More than 95% of those incarcerated ultimately return to the community–more than 700,000 every year from federal and state prisons, and more than 9 million from jails.
Among adults, 17.7 percent of the U.S. population had a disability whereas an estimated 42.8 percent of sheltered homeless adults had a disability. A disability, particularly one relating to substance abuse or mental health issues, can make it difficult to work enough to afford housing.
37,085 veterans are experiencing homelessness — a 2.1% decrease since January 2018. 22,740 veterans were sheltered, while 14,345 veterans were unsheltered. 37,085 veterans are experiencing homelessness today
Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness, of which 700,000 are unaccompanied minors, meaning they are not part of a family or accompanied by a parent or guardian. On any given night, approximately 41,000 unaccompanied youth ages 13-25 experience homelessness
Our goal is to provide counseling, job seeking assistance and other support services that help adult and/or juvenile offenders re-integrate into the community following their release from a correctional facility.
Below are our relevant nonprofit program codes that best describe our mission:
P20 - P20 - Human Service Organizations - Organizations that provide a broad range of social services for individuals or families. Use this code for multiservice organizations such as Lutheran Social Services, Catholic Social Services and other community service organizations not specified below that provide a variety of services from throughout the P section or services from the P section in combination with services described in other sections
L03.04 – Ex-Offender Services/Supervision: Use references: Ex-Offender Counseling; Ex-Offender Reentry Services; Ex-Offender Transitional Living; Half-way Houses for Ex-Offenders; Halfway Houses for Ex-Offenders; Parolee
L02.02 - Crisis Shelter - Crisis Intervention (F02); Family Violence Counseling (F06.02);
Battered Women's Shelter; Crisis Nurseries; Domestic Violence Shelters; Family Crisis Shelter; Family Violence Shelters; Runaway Shelters; Safe Houses; Sexual Assault Shelter
L02.03 - Homeless Shelter - Bad Weather Shelters; Homeless Drop-In Centers; Homeless Drop In Centers; Mission Housing; Motel Vouchers;
L02.04 - Transitional Housing- Ex-Offender Services/Supervision (I03.04); Relapse Prevention/Transitional Substance Abuse (F08.06); Residential Care for Dependent Children (P06.02)Residential Mental Health Treatment (F04.04)
Programs. *Nonprofit Program Code
NTEE* Code: I40 – Rehabilitation Services for Offenders: Organizations that provide counseling, job seeking assistance and other nonresidential supportive services that help adult and/or juvenile offenders re-integrate into the community following their release from a correctional facility.
*National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities