Updates on the Co-op Memphis/HOPE House
H.O.P.E. has been partnering with Co-Op Memphis, a collective under the fiscal sponsorship umbrella of Mid-South Peace & Justice Center, to form an intentional community house, where clients who are experiencing homelessness can get hospitality like coffee, clean clothes, and assistance with job readiness. We will be hosting fundraisers in order to get the house renovated and ready to open, and we will be announcing a clean-up day, where supporters from the larger community can come and help us clean the house and do minor maintenance and repairs. Watch this space for updates on fundraisers and Open house days!
Project Homeless Connect 2018
It’s getting close! Project Homeless Connect 2018 is right around the corner, and HOPE wants YOU… to volunteer at this day-long service provider fair, where those people experiencing homelessness can access a host of services and resources under one roof. These services often include housing assessments, minor medical clinics, job resources, haircuts, and more.. It is on October 11 starting at 8AM, and will be held at the Cook Convention Center. Volunteer registration is now open, and you can choose from a list of duties and time-slots that best meet your availability and specific interest! For more info, and to register, just go to http://www.cafth.org/project-homeless-connect-2018.
JOIN HOPE At City Hall: Aug 28!
There have been a considerable number of deaths over the past years of people living on, or formerly living on the streets, many of whom H.O.P.E. members knew as friends until their passing. Our charge today, is that one death is far too many! We must let the powers that be know that we need more affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. People are not expendable, and they certainly have rights. Housing is a human right! So, H.O.P.E. will stir the pot until this topic boils to the top and is an everyday topic.
H.O.P.E. is planning a Day at City Hall, 125 N. Main on August 28 at 4:30 p.m. Parking will be FREE in the Mud Island lot at Poplar & Front Street. Although we are not on the agenda, we are going to pull comment cards for the ‘Public Comment’ section of the meeting. This may take some time, because we have to wait until the regular agenda is over. We want to pack the place with supporters and signs to demonstrate how unfair it is to allow people to die without a home and be forced to live in uninhabitable conditions. We want the council to feel our pain, and pledge to do something about these travisties. Please meet us on this day to stand up for those who can’t and be an advocate for people experiencing homelessness!