The Center of Hope provides homeless people and poverty-stricken families with a safe, secure alternative to living in the streets or parks, and to help these men and women develop and implement realistic goal plans that lead toward employment, housing, and self-sufficiency. Their homeless shelter programs include the Center of Hope emergency, family transitional, and veterans’ per diem transitional housing. They provide a healthy, substance-free environment that promotes healing and growth. The Emergency Assistance Program exists to aid those in the community threatened by homeless by providing necessary resources that lead to stability. Their successes are made possible by a committed staff, a strong community, charitable donors and volunteers, as well as good-hearted people that want to make a difference.