1000 Lincoln Avenue (205) 625-4673
Oneonta, Al. 35121
Hope House Inc. was established in January 2000 by long time pastor and
community leader, L.G. Jones. We began with the objective to provide
food, clothing, shelter and substance abuse rehabilitation programs to
this area. With this objective in mind we opened the very first
homeless shelter in this area of Alabama.
Since our humble beginnings, The Hope House has extended its services
and programs to touch the lives of so many throughout the State of
Alabama. The former Blount County Memorial Hospital building now
serves both as our administrative offices, as well as the center for
many of our programs. This includes our one of a kind Thrift Store
operation which is open Monday - Saturday to the public. All of our
program funding and community assistance is provided through the
generous gifts of our many donors and supporters.
A recent, and much needed upgrading of the facility has resulted
in the expansion of services we provide our community. Thanks to
the tremendous support of our local government, this one time empty
building is now known as the Blount County Family Services Mall.
Our Mall is recognized as a truly innovative approach for community
outreach programs throughout the country. The concept is designed to
bring together various governmental and non-government agencies under
one roof. With this intiative, the benefits of centrally locating a
wide-range of family and community services is now recognized by the
residents of Blount County.
Through the collaborated efforts of these agencies a staffed referral
counselor can now meet with individuals and families seeking
assistance. They are then referred
to the appropriate program or department within the Mall. This not only minimizes
the time necessary to obtain services, it also reduces the cost of
transportation required to search for, or drive to / from various
facilities previously spread throughout the county. It is quickly
becoming a one-stop shopping center for community services.
Programs such as the Blount County Adult Learning Center (which operates
in conjunction with Wallace State Community College), the Juvenile
Probation Services Department, Blount County Juvenile Court, and in the near future the Blount
County Drug Court can all be found working side by side with our own
staff of professionals at The Hope House in this very unique facility.
As with all communities, additional needs are identified each year and
we have been there as a leader and innovator of services for Blount
County. Many of our programs have grown tremendously over the years.
From operating the first homeless shelter in Blount County in the
beginning to today, where we now offer temporary housing in a
fully-furnished residence in the Blountsville / Cleveland area for
We assist the elderly, medically disadvantaged, and poverty-stricken residents with responsible financial
assistance for such items as utility bills and other housing
expenses. The Hope House stands alone in this region as a resource
center designed to directly impact our community on a case by case basis. Through this ministry we have committed ourselves to "stand in the gap" in times of need for our neighbors, friends, family and community.
countless number of generous donations such as vehicles,
food, clothing, and Christmas gifts have all found their way back into
the lives of hundreds of our neighbors each year. The Hope House is a
program that's operated both efficiently and with total fiscal
accountability. We are a community outreach program that all of our
residents can proudly support. We continue to be Blount County's
designated home for refuge, learning, and hope. We thank you for your generous donations.
The Hope House Inc.
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