“H.O.P.E.S (Helping Other People Exist Securely) Homeless Bound-My Home is Near” is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to Locate, Renovate, and/or Build homes for our homeless population of Cumberland county in the cities of Fayetteville and Hope Mills, North Carolina. H.O.P.E.S plan is to educate and assist in the transition of our homeless into becoming productive members of society.
H.O.P.E.S. Homeless Bound – My Home is Near
Building homes for the homeless — helping our less fortunate to once again become a productive part of a dream we call — The American Dream. Throughout life, we encounter many trials and tribulations. I believe that everyone runs into life challenges, and life happens to all. As someone who has been blessed to not ever have to experience the heart break of living on the streets, I want to do all I can to help those who are less fortunate. I have seen so many people on the streets and I have seen so many organizations who offer temporary solutions to their problems. These people have had the tragedy of life hitting them in a way we would never understand. “Homeless Bound-My Home is Near” is going to not only find a place for our less fortunate to sleep, but to have a place they can call home.
I am reaching out to our state representatives and all of the county official’s offices to help, and provide me with all the resources and assistance I will need to become a vein in the system to reach the goals I am setting forth. Helping the homeless by finding, rebuilding, seeking, and providing secure housing, health care, jobs, and security for those who are homeless and need a start to a new life off the streets.
Who Are We?
H.O.P.E.S — Helping Other People Exist Securely – Homeless Bound My Home is Near.
What Do We Do?
Locate, secure, renovate, and provide permanent housing solutions for our homeless population.
What Do We Stand For?
Giving those less fortunate the opportunity to become independent, and successfulyl living within our society. In essence, provide our homeless the same opportunity as average citizens in our society without hindering their ability to be accepted and not looked upon as someone begging or needing a handout.
Why Do We Do It?
Being close to the homeless and knowing what it feels like to have a place that can be taken away because life challenges allows me to respect and connect with those who are out there. Not everyone on the streets chooses to be there. However, throughout life, we are faced with many trials and tribulations – difficult times and challenges within life happens, and it happens to all of us. Some of us were just fortunate to not have to feel the hard cold ground or live in an abandon building or take a handout from a stranger or be picked on talked about not to mention accused of being dead beat and lazy.
Every day, we witness more and more people becoming homeless primarily because they have nowhere else to turn. We are all business and do not want to get involved. However, many of our homeless, dating back to Vietnam, are veterans who have served our Nation with distinction. Instead of ensuring that they too are transitioning into Corporate America, we find many of them wandering the streets of our inter-cities. Many suffers from invisible wounds of war (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries – TBI and/or major depression). The non-profit organization in which I am forming intends to work to reduce and eliminate the number of homeless people by working to provide them with a roof over their heads, a warm and comfortable place to call home and an opportunity to rehabilitate, getting the assistance they need to succeed in life. As we grow, I’m confident that more and more people will understand the importance of this endeavor and do their part to assist in eliminating our homeless problem.
I will be working with agencies that are familiar with homeless individuals within our communities, and assist in providing assistance with preparing them for the transition from life on the streets to having a home to go to every night. Negotiate and solicit the help of companies such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and other companies that can provide training and job placement with these individuals that will help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will allow them to be once again become productive members of our society as a whole. We will also work to teach them how to balance their budgets, prioritize their daily requirements and demands and care for their new homes.