House of Hope opened its doors in 2015 in response to a desperate need for abandoned and abused girls to experience family, love, and safety.
When the first 2nd Mile Education Center opened, we began to see many girls who were being abused, neglected, and even abandoned. We tried to help all that we could, whether it was connecting girls with other family members, helping a home financially, or offering counseling.
All of those stories were compelling us to do more to help, especially for girls who are often the target of sexual abuse of their family members. We felt God clearly telling us to do more, to build a home for girls seeking shelter from abuse and abandonment.
When House of Hope first opened, we experienced the expected growing pains from Tias coming and going to girls struggling to cope with the trauma they experienced. But we persevered and with God’s help were able to add three incredible Tias to build a home for 12 girls. We have since brought in a psychologist to work with the girls to heal their trauma and learn how to create healthy life habits.
Today, the girls at House of Hope are mature, full of grace, and show a family’s love and bond with each other and their Tias.
Our family sponsorship program helps fund the daily needs of the girls living at House of Hope, and reinforces our efforts to create a family-oriented environment. Restoring a sense of family to these children gives them the strength and support to concentrate on their education and better equips them to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their dreams.