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 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%.