Strengthening our community, one family at a time
Hillcrest Hope Transitional Housing & Support is a transformational housing program designed to provide families with rent-free, utility-free temporary shelter and supportive services. Each family works hard to pay off debt, save money and learn valuable life skills.
Volunteers are the heart of any organization. It is only with our numerous volunteers that we at Hillcrest Hope can serve our families well. Our volunteers give tirelessly of their time and talents to serve the homeless of Clay County with us. We have both individual and group opportunities available for church groups, Sunday school classes, Boy/Girl Scouts and community organizations.
The Hillcrest Hope Thrift Store supports the transformation happening every day at Hillcrest Hope. All proceeds from the Thrift Store exclusively support Hillcrest Hope, raising funds for these families in Clay County. Store donations contribute to the practical needs of the families during their stay in the program, as well as aid the families as they seek their own housing upon graduation.
'As hard as Hillcrest Hope was and as much as we had to push, it really showed us who we could be and motivated us to become better every day. I'm just grateful for every moment. As a family, we've come farther than we ever thought we could.'
'Repeatedly, in my own story, it takes one person at a time willing to encourage and give hope. Today, I have HOPE again.'
'When I tell you I had absolutely lost all hope, I have never spoken a more true statement. The people of Hillcrest Hope saw in me what I didn't see in myself any more. They reminded me who I am as a woman and a mother. They restored my soul.'
Local church partner, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, saw a vision for families in need to receive new clothing, shoes, and personal items for them to gain a fresh start in this new chapter of their lives. Through their Love Your City campaign, Pleasant Valley Baptist asked their congregation to help provides the means for HillcrestRead more about A Fresh Start at Hillcrest Hope[…]
For 40 years, families have been experiencing change and renewed hope through this program. It is the best of reasons to celebrate. This June, we hosted our fourth annual Graduate Reunion, inviting graduate families to join with us in a time of family fun, cultivating re-connection. Graduates as far back as 2010 joined us forRead more about 4th Annual Hillcrest Hope Graduate Reunion[…]
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 her story explaining that her childhood was one surroundedRead more about Story of Hope: Kendra[…]
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 ourselves to take step toward implementing more. Out ofRead more about Hope Opportunities[…]
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 college degree to find a job and eventually a careerRead more about Story of Hope: Bridgett[…]
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. As things grew tougher with work, Angie poured herself intoRead more about Story of Hope: Angie[…]
We have once again reached our anniversary at Hillcrest Hope and take the time to reflect on all the incredible ways we have been blessed. As we look back on another year, we are in awe of all the transformation that has happened at Hillcrest Hope. “2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Hillcrest Hope andRead more about Hillcrest Hope Anniversary 2018[…]
Merry Christmas from our families to yours!!! And a very happy new year too!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Hillcrest Hope Thrift Store, with their unique tastes, quirky personalities and giant hearts. They give time and energy every day to further the mission of housing and serving the working poor to help build stability in our community. We get to celebrate lots of smaller moments throughout the year,Read more about Hillcrest Hope Thrift Store Christmas Party[…]