• The Other Side of Sunshine

    When was the last time you met a South Florida native? Think about it. Every day I meet people from all across our community and rarely do I find someone who was born and raised here in the tri-county area. To call South Florida a transient population is an understatement, as the growth of the … Read More

  • A People of Peace

    In a recent exit survey, Asia, a 5-month pregnant mother with one child, had this to say about her time in HOPE South Florida’s crisis-housing program as she graduated into more permanent housing: “I would like to say a special thank you to the staff, volunteers and supporters of HOPE South Florida! After finding crisis … Read More

  • Encountering the Homeless

    People frequently ask me, “How should I respond to the homeless I encounter?” If you live in or around South Florida, interacting with a homeless person is almost unavoidable. Gas stations, grocery stores, street corners and medians — just to name a few — are all common places many of us encounter persons experiencing homelessness. … Read More

  • Celebrate Those Who Fight

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, World War I, The Great War, ended with the signing of a temporary end of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany. With the official laying down of arms, the war was over and peace was returned to civilization. Since that … Read More

  • The Gift of Presence

    There was always a lead up to the fateful Christmas morning that gave small glimpses of how great the day would be. There were be small piles of gifts that grew every day, and I remember the excitement and palpable anticipation as we prepared for Santa’s arrival. When Santa came, he brought with him gifts … Read More

  • Hope for the Homeless is Here with HOPE South Florida

    How do you live, taste and teach hope? HOPE South Florida has an answer. By “providing hope for the homeless and hurting through services and partnerships with the Christian community,” this nonprofit organization has assisted the needy for over 20 years. Powered by volunteers and fundraisers, this organization is continually growing. The organization was founded … Read More

  • Homeless who died in Broward in 2015 remembered at memorial service

    One by one, homemade ornaments were carried to the altar at the New Life United Methodist Church and hung on a Christmas tree. Paper doves and stars, with a name on each, represented 74 homeless men and women, ages 21 to 73, who died on Broward County streets or in shelters in the past year. … Read More

  • HOPE South Florida is the Front Door to Hope for the Homeless

    There are currently over 200 homeless families on a waiting list for shelter in Broward County alone. Most of these families are single mothers with children. These families in crisis are our community’s modern day widows — every one of them in need of hope, housing, and restoration through loving community. Different from the man … Read More

  • Dreams do come true! HOPE South Florida and the Birthday Angels bringing joy to homeless children.

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 10, 2019 – Saturday we were blessed to celebrate the birthdays of the children of the families we serve. Each child with birthdays in June, July and August, along with their siblings and parents, were invited to Skyzone with a wonderful lunch, then back to HOPE for more fun, crafts, … Read More