One Winter Night

I was clearly falling short.  Obviously.  I was 23. I had the stigma of being an addict in recovery. I was in a toxic relationship…and now I’m in a “homeless shelter” with no presents for Christmas…and no idea how to make dinner. I don’t remember if...

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Story of Hope: Mackenzie

  “Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.” -Shah Rukh Khan Life before Hillcrest Hope is sometimes difficult to dwell upon. It was a time in my life where my vision was blurred by the stress of adapting to life with a...

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Story of Hope: Diana

Diana is a woman living daily in hope to reunite with her children and Diana was committed to her marriage, sacrificing her career and education to be a stay at home mom with their two kids. Diana reflects that she would have graduated with her Master’s...

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Story of Hope: Kendra

Today Kendra is a graduate of Hillcrest Hope with so much to look forward to but her story of hope is a journey of fear and a hard fought battle to overcome.  As I sat with Kendra in her carefully, intentionally decorated studio apartment, she began...

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Hope Opportunities

We are constantly dreaming of how we can do MORE at Hillcrest Hope. To help families save more money and pay off more debt. To support more growth and more education. To serve more families and create more impact. In the fall of 2017, we challenged...

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Story of Hope: Bridgett

Bridgett’s story of hope begins with a good job and stability. She had put in 22 years with GM and took a generous buyout with plans to enjoy life a little bit more and work a little bit less. She had begun working on her...

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Story of Hope: Angie

Angie and her husband, Dean, had built a business and a home in Columbia, Missouri. They worked hard and were able to provide well for their two boys. Life felt good despite struggling tempers and a marriage with plenty of downs as well as ups....

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Words of Hope

We love to celebrate this season of gratitude and are reminded of all the ways in which we are thankful as we share these words of hope: “Before Hillcrest Hope, I was in a big rut trying to dig my way out of it. This program...

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Story of Hope: Raunise

Raunise came from a large family with 9 siblings. Her father had been absent from an early age but her mother took leave during Raunise’s 6th grade year. It was then that she began to bear a weight that for years she carried. Raunise felt...

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