Legacy of hope
Whether it’s been days, weeks, or more, after you graduate from Hillcrest Hope, we’ll offer assistance for the next five years in the form of case management, budgeting assistance, help around the holidays, and more.
The Hillcrest Hope Opportunities program encourages graduates to participate in community engagement, self-improvement, and other positive activities both for themselves and their children with incentives that continue to provide support and stability. Graduates are eligible to participate in the Opportunities program for five years following their Hillcrest Hope graduation. Points are earned and reported to be redeemed for benefits, like financial assistance for gas, childcare, rent, and other essentials.
$25 gas card
Pantry shopping trip
$50 thrift store voucher
$100 thrift store voucher
$100 childcare reimbursement
(Must provide receipts for recent childcare expenses)
$100 rent reimbursement
(Must provide receipt from recent rent payment)
Provide proof of a debt pay off ($50 or more)
Bring in completed monthly budget to review with staff (must schedule in advance)
Each hour of volunteering (not to exceed 10 hours per month)
Hillcrest Hope volunteering (includes thrift store, not to exceed 10 hours per month)
Provide proof of a raise/increase/promotion
Provide proof of job anniversary (yearly, provide letter from employer)
Provide proof of participation in a skill-enhancing class
Qualifying classes include: ShowMe Healthy Relationships, Bravehearts for Dads, Mid-Continent Public Library employment and computer skill classes, Liberty Hospital health classes, Financial Peace University, Synergy Services Support Groups, and other pre-approved classes.
Provide proof of participation in a community-building class
Examples: Library story time/book clubs, etc., AA/NA, Single Mom’s Group (Liberty), MOPS, Liberty Hospital Support Groups, St. Luke’s Support Groups and Classes, and other pre-approved classes.
Not to exceed 10 classes logged per month
Provide proof of child’s perfect attendance record *
Provide proof of child’s academic recognition *
Provide proof of child’s character recognition*
Provide child’s recent high school graduation certificate
* Must be authorized by school staff; can be earned once per semester.
You are only eligible to earn these points if child is in your custody and lives in your household
Provide achievement of recent, career-building certification
Qualifying certifications include CPR, First Aid, Forklift, OSHA, CNA, CMT, CDL, other approved trainings
Provide completion of apprenticeship
Provide achievement of high school diploma or Hi-Set
Provide documentation of completed college course (points can only be earned for grades “C” or above)
Life skills attendance (Monday evenings at 6:00pm; must RSVP for childcare)
Program graduation attendance (dates on event calendar; must RSVP for childcare)
Graduate reunion attendance
Points can be earned once monthly