Stories of Hope

The community’s story is our story – it’s your story – share it. Here in our blog, Stories of Hope we invite you to join the conversation of what it means to speak beauty into brokenness – to share in the stories of HOPE South Florida.

We Have Hope

My husband and I lost our home in 2006 when he lost his job and I was pregnant with our second child so we thought the best thing to do was to move to Africa, where my husband was from. We lived in Africa for over two years and my husband was not able to … Read More

Foreclosure To Hope

It’s been a few years but I haven’t forgotten anything. It was November 15, 2009 and we were told to leave our residence. Our belongings were put outside and we started to move our stuff into our friends foreclosed home. We purchased a 10×16 tent and set up camp behind this foreclosed home next to … Read More

My Accidental Story Of HOPE

My name is Noah, and a few weeks back I volunteered with a meal night for TasteHOPE Mobile, HOPE South Florida’s program of shared meals for homeless individuals. Being my first time I asked a lot of questions both of the guests and fellow volunteers. I quickly learned the basics of how “the system” works … Read More

My Story

First of all I want to give thanks to God. I became homeless by losing my job due to the company I was working for not being able to get a certain type of insurance they needed for me to be employed with them. I was laid off and because of the economy I was … Read More

Church In The Neighborhood

Last month, I participated in the “Serve. Everybody.” weekend. That’s when one of our partner churches mobilizes its entire congregation to serve the community through a variety of projects. The church building is closed Sunday morning as volunteers take the church into the neighborhoods. The idea is also to help promote serving year-round. I joined … Read More

Moved To Serve….

Good Morning Neighborhood Group! After volunteering at the homeless shelter last Thursday, I felt a call to help more. Everyone does food/pantry drives at this time of year, so I decided to do a travel-size toiletry drive. As I was saying my goodbyes to the homeless people leaving the shelter after they had their meal, … Read More


Every Monday Night we have the opportunity to share in Praise and Worship with Coral Springs United Methodist Church and the Dining With Jesus ministry. Last night as Denny and I were leaving, there was a gentleman that was walking that had been there for the worship and meal. We asked him if he needed … Read More

Snapshot Of A Family

When Venese (3 small children) moved into one of our apartments at The Shepherd’s Way Family Shelter, she came with a number of serious barriers for independence. One child had a serious medical condition. She held less than part-time employment, no High School Diploma and was without childcare. While in our program, Venese was able … Read More

A Parent’s Story

My name is Schardesca, a single mother of three that had to leave the father of my children. I moved in with my mother in the Fort Lauderdale area and registered at Broward College with the intent to earn a B.A. degree in Business Management. I currently work part time at Sun Life Stadium at … Read More

Chastity’s Story

My story starts while I am six months pregnant and being told that I can no longer work for the company that I had been working with for 2 ½ years, due to the possible endangerment to my unborn child. I was very disappointed and afraid not only because I was pregnant but because my … Read More

A New Start

I want to say Thanks to Hope South Florida/ Hope 4 Vets for making a difference. This organization and its staff is truly a blessing. They have made such a difference in my life and that of my six year old son. I was going through a very hard time and was truly losing hope. … Read More

Thank You! Just Thank You!

Dear Ms. Pat, Ronel and HOPE South Florida team, Thank you so much for giving our family a safe place to live. It is people like you, kindhearted people that make me still have faith to go on. You let me know that there are really people out there in this world that care for … Read More

Darrin’s Story Of HOPE

After my wife left me and my nine-year-old twin boys, I was referred to HOPE South Florida’s Faith In Action program. Although I was employed, my hours varied greatly and my wife had taken all of my savings. Left with an empty bank account and unable to pay rent, my children and I were evicted. … Read More