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Season of Giving

I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

~Psalms 121:1-2

As Thanksgiving and Christmas season approaches, we are often asked by our generous community about what they can give to House of Hope. We have prepared and attached two lists of items needed for our Program for those who feel led to give. You can call our office to arrange a time to drop off any items collected.

If you’d like to come to bring items and have some fellowship with the girls, give us a call and we can arrange a time. If you’d like for us to come and speak to your organization, group, or church, we’d love to arrange that with you too! Giving our girls the opportunity to share their testimonies is a power reinforcement to them and others of what God does in the lives of those who come to Him for help and healing. Please contact Meg to arrange any visits at megan.fizer@houseofhopeyork.org or call the office at 717-235-3198.

We are blessed by your generosity as we continue to serve young women and their families and bring them hope and healing through the powerful Word of God.

Thank you and blessings,

~ The House of Hope Team

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New Counseling Program Coming

The House of Hope York PA is working hard to provide additional outreach to our community through a new counseling program! Through our new program, we will be able to provide counseling to more young women, young men, people with addiction,  families, and those struggling with various emotional and spiritual issues

We have two rooms that have been donated to us to use for this new program but we need YOUR help to get this program off the ground! If you have any gently used lockable filing cabinets, or are willing to donate a computer, please contact us to arrange for your donation of any of these items.

Your prayers and support are appreciated as we continue to reach more people with the healing love of Jesus.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives, 

And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed”
–  LUKE 4:18

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Congrats to Lyla!

We are happy to announce that one of our girls, Lyla, has made it to the Home Phase of our program!

After 14 months of tough inner work, Lyla was able to be reunited with her family as a changed young woman. Upon arrival, Lyla struggled with self-harm and a contentious relationship with her family, rooted in unforgiveness. Lyla and her family chose to commit to change, seek God, and let Him redeem their story. Praise God!

“This is an amazing program. I’m so glad to be in it. God truly had His hand on the situation the whole time with leading me here. This has been the hardest and best experience of my life. I’m bless to call ya’ll my family and sisters in Christ.
– Lyla

In the final phase of  House of Hope’s program, residents leave our residential facility and return to their family to complete the Home Phase. Now armed with a Family Mission Statement, a deeper faith in Christ, and a new sense of individual and familial identity, our girls are able to return home to continue strengthening their family bond. In the Home Phase, our girls continue individual and family counseling as they work to return to their new normal. As they transition to their outside support system, they attend youth group regularly, attend church with their families, and return to school.

While often difficult in the beginning, our girls and their families are equipped with months of parenting classes, individual and family counseling, scriptural knowledge,  and family structure guidance. We’re here to hold their hands and guide them as they complete the program TOGETHER!

We are so proud of Lyla and her family for committing to changing their story.

We are thankful for all of the support that we receive for this kind of transformation to happen.

 

 

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Summer Matching Challenge 2017 Donations to Date

A big THANK YOU is in order to everyone who has donated to our Summer Matching Challenge so far!

We have one month left to raise $9,505 dollars to receive the $15,000 pledged to House of Hope. PLEASE consider giving to us in this next month… every dollar you give is doubled and allows us to reach out to MORE young women and families in our community. We are in the midst of expanding our Non-Residential Counseling program to offer more hope to families and your donations allow us to reach more people in need.

If we receive $15,000 from our partners, House of Hope receives $30,000 to further this ministry! THANK YOU for your prayers and consideration. We are blessed to know so many amazing and generous people!

Click here to donate!

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2017 Summer Matching Challenge

We were blessed this summer with a $15,000 gift planted from generous donors. You can help us receive DOUBLE with your donation today!

From July 1st thru August 31st, 2017, your donation will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

A message from  on of our girls:

… Now that I believe and trust in God, I know everything that I previously believed is not true. God gave us free will, which is why bad things like racism, bullying, and hate exist in the world. I know now that the hole I was trying to fill with magic and self-harm would have never been satisfied unless it was God Himself. He has the power to move mountains.

Loving me is not an exhausting task for Him. He loves me happily, it is not some unwanted task He has to do. He chose me.

I trust God in everything I do. God has used my trials for my good. I would have never ended up here where my whole family has received so much healing. God has saved me from a darkness I never thought I would survive. Of all the times I have tried to kill myself, none of them have worked. God kept me alive for a reason, which I believe is to help and lead others who are hurting to Him. I am forever grateful to House of Hope for showing me who God is, and to Him, for finding a way to get me here. I love Him with all of my mind, my soul, and my spirit.

~ Anja ~

You can donate online by clicking HERE for our new secure donation webpage, by mailing a check, or give us a call!

We are incredibly thankful for all of your support in making a deep impact on the lives of our girls and their families.

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Summer Blessings from House of Hope!

Dear Friends,
Happy Summer! We trust you are all gearing up for a time of warm weather, special gatherings with family & friends, and fun summer events. We’ve shared some photos and updates below of recent happenings at House of Hope. God has surely been busy! Thank you for being on this journey with us.

Blessings to you all!

From Everyone at House of Hope York


 

GOD’S HOUSE IS FULL …of Faith, Grace, Hope, Peace and Love!

 

 

 

 

Currently our residential home has 6 beautiful young ladies. Please keep each of them, their families, and the HOH staff & board members lifted in prayer. We are blessed by your covering.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!

Cora and Autum were both previous residents at House of Hope. Your support of God’s work in and through this ministry has made a difference in their lives. The walk they made on their graduation day to receive their diplomas, were made possible by so many people. People who supported and encouraged them with reminders that “they mattered” and that God has plans for their lives. Thank you for being a “difference maker” at House of Hope through your prayers and financial gifts. We wish Cora and Autum success in all they do and for futures filled with God’s abundant blessings!

 

Congratulations to Cora Wagner

2017 Red Lion Area High School Graduate
Attending Waynesburg University – Forensic Chemistry

Cora shares in her House of Hope testimony that “I now realize that the reason Jesus died was to make me worthy. God has made me clean through forgiveness and His grace. In Him I have found ‘The One'”.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Autum Arter

2017 Dallastown Area High School Graduate
Future plans to pursue Early Education at Delaware State

Autum recently shared with us her reason for pursuing early education: “I know in my heart when you have a bad experience early in your schooling, it can impact you to dislike education and learning. Becoming a part of a child’s education at an early stage of their lives is now very important to me. It’s an area I want to make a difference in.”

 

 

 

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

 

ZIP LINE ANYONE?

The HOH teens and teacher have been busy the last few months preparing RIVER VALLEY RANCH for the 2017 camp season. After all their hard work, some zip line fun was enjoyed! The teens will also have the awesome opportunity to attend a week of camp at RVR this summer. RVR is a non-profit ministry offering a summer youth center, retreat facility, outdoor education center and a destination for exciting seasonal events in a distinctly Christian wholesome family atmosphere.

 

 

 

STRAWBERRY PICK’N AT BROWN’S ORCHARD

27 pounds of strawberries turned into 32 containers of freezer jam.

Great job girls and many thanks to our volunteers!