January 19, 2016
January is our anniversary! Milestones call for reflection and, as we mark our birthday, we look back on all the transformation that's happened at Hillcrest Hope.
"We have turned a significant corner on how we are serving families through the continued development of our staff and...
Throughout the year, Hillcrest Hope's Avondale and Liberty families create their own communities at each site and invest in their neighbors in their own apartments. And that's part of what makes the yearly Christmas celebration event a very special one: it's a time for all...
December 14, 2015
Jan Hall was first introduced to Hillcrest Hope through her church, St. Stephen Lutheran in Liberty, which sponsors an apartment. "I love the Hillcrest Hope Program. I think of it as a hand up, not a hand out," she says. "And so I started helping...
December 1, 2015
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Hillcrest Hope Thrift Store at 7 W. Mill Street in Liberty. Proceeds from the store flow directly back into the transformational housing program, serving the families working to turn their lives around. From the day its doors...
November 25, 2015
Make Sunday pizza day to benefit Hillcrest Hope! From now through next year's Night of Hope Gala, when you visit the Pizza Shoppe in Liberty, and mention Hillcrest Hope, Pizza Shoppe will give 10% of that sale back to our organization.
Brandon Doherty, who owns Pizza Shoppe...
November 23, 2015
Stories of Hope
It was just before Christmas last year that Aimee and her three children found themselves in need of a home. In spite of the many challenges they faced, that Christmas season spent at Hillcrest Hope was her family's best holiday yet, Aimee says.
November 20, 2015
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for: family, friends, provisions and so much more. Some of the families at Hillcrest Hope will spend Thanksgiving Day with family members, while others spend it quietly at home or working. The...
Now in its sixth year, the Liberty Giving Thanks 5K has become a family tradition, thanks to the dedication and leadership of Adrienne Garstang. A mom of two children in the Liberty school district, her involvement in Hillcrest Hope is personal.
"Some of the kids...
Hillcrest Hope graduates leave with the skills they need to thrive as neighbors. However, in their efforts to save money and live frugally, there's little money leftover for anything extra. This makes Christmas a particularly challenging season for our Hillcrest Hope graduates and their families....
October 28, 2015
Families have the experience they do at Hillcrest Hope because of those who come alongside them on this journey. One of these influential and crucial volunteers is the budget counselor. These volunteers receive training from the case manager and then meet one-on-one with a family...