530.345.2640 2255 Fair Street
Chico, CA 95928

House of Hope

Opened in August of 2013, House of Hope offers the next step for women living in emergency shelter programs.

Jesus Center House of Hope
Jesus Center House of Hope
Jesus Center House of Hope

House of Hope provides structured transitional housing and supportive services to women and children. It serves as a secure residential venue building on the foundation of hard work at Sabbath House or similar programs with a reasonable program fee. The House of Hope came about as a result of a generous gift from the Chico Association of Realtors, and has since grown into a community supported program.

The House of Hope provides a safe place and help with your spiritual needs. They helped me get and maintain my independent lifestyle. It gave me the chance to know that I was loved, and can love, and be respected, and maintain a function in life and not lose my sobriety.

— House of Hope Participant

Participants are either working or attending school, but all share a goal of independent living. In the first four years, there are 43 women and children who have resided at the house. And the hard work has truly been paying dividends for these women; 26 have moved into permanent housing, 12 have found employment, and 3 are currently enrolled at Butte College.

With a success rate of 88%, House of Hope far exceeds the success of a seven-state study conducted by the Alliance to End Homelessness in 2012 that found transitional housing to have a success rate of 42%.