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.
Participants are either working or attending school, but all share a goal of independent living. In the first two years, there are 33 women and 3 children who have resided at the house. And the hard work has truly been paying dividends for these women; 18 have moved into permanent housing, 12 have found employment, and 3 are currently enrolled at Butte College.
With a success rate of 81%, 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%.