OUR MISSION

We create pathways to self-sufficiency through social enterprises that provide hope, empowerment, education and job training.

WHY AND HOW IS OUR MISSION ACHIEVED?

Many people in our community are experiencing homelessness, limited incomes, or other life events that stand in the way of self-sufficiency. HopeWorks exists to give them opportunities to thrive. We own and operate businesses specifically created with the purpose of training and employing interns from disadvantaged backgrounds as a way to prepare them for future success. By providing landscaping services through Ground Works, a collection of well-curated furniture at Renew, exceptional child care and Tomorrow’s Hope, and a handcrafted menu at Kindred Kitchen, HopeWorks helps secure economic empowerment for individuals and the entire community. Through deliberate and resourceful business planning, extensive collaboration with our corporate and community partners, and a commitment to tangible outcomes, we are bringing our vision to reality – one where everyone, no matter their situation, has an equal chance at a safe and secure future.

OUR HISTORY

Older photo of five people in formal wear, standing in front of an unpainted wall and behind small shrubs, looking at the camera.

1987

Housing Hope is Founded

Photo of older landscaping and hardscaping, near HopeWorks Station South.

2011

Founding of HopeWorks Social Enterprises

Photo of a man mowing a commercial greenway, near an intersection.

2011

Founding of Ground Works

Photo of seven individuals, arranged in three rows, smiling at the camera in front of a large delivery truck.

2013

Founding of ReNew Home & Decor

Photo of two women in aprons, standing in front of a CafeWorks mural.

2016

Founding of CafeWorks

Rendering of a cafe space, with transparent individuals placed around the counter.

2018

Construction starts for HopeWorks Station North

Wide shot of LEED Platinum HopeWorks Station North, with pedestrian and car traffic.

2019

Opening of HopeWorks Station North

Photo of two women, one cutting tomatoes, in a cafe kitchen.

2019

Opening of Kindred Kitchen (formerly CafeWorks)