P.O. Box 1253 Melbourne, FL 32903 info@hopeofbrevard.com 321.474.0966 - Fax: 321.574.0799

The Paulucci Family Educational Program

New program to help our families

The Paulucci Family Foundation provided Community of Hope (COH) a very generous $15,000 grant.  With the funds, COH is starting two new programs to better serve our clients. and our nonprofit.

Commiunity of Hope is proud to team with the Paulucci Family Foundation.  These win-win programs are helping our families successfully navigate the path out of homelessness while providing COH with more personnel to meet ever-increasing program demands.

Hope Hammock Ground Breaking

Phase 1- 4 units in Titusville

Community of Hope has started construction on the first four units of a 10 unit project in Titusville called Hope Hammock.  Titusville Mayor, Dan Diesel spoke at the ground breaking.   He spoke about this  project being a game changer.  He said " Don't talk about it, Be about it.  Truly, this is a we thing not a me thing."

Stephanie Hopper the President of Community of Hope and Ben Scott with M. H. Williams who is the general contractor spoke also.

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Helping Pets of the Homeless

Community of Hope helps pets
Pet care Day 2022

Community means we work together

Community of Hope believes that we can’t solve the problems in our community or home town alone.  On February 14th, we partnered with The Street Dog Coalition, Habitat for Humanity of Brevard, and Mosaic of Palm Bay to provide free vaccines, heart worm tests, heart worm medication, and flea preventatives for the pets of people experiencing or at risk ofexperiencing homelessness.

Pets Get Some Extra Love

Click here for Florida Today story on February 15, 2022 by Tim Short

Christmas with Santa

Community of Hope Christmas party

This year’s event was wonderful.  There were games for the kids. The Hulu hoop contest was fun to participate in and watch as the kids and parents joined in.
Kids made Christmas tree ornaments and hair decorations. Thanks to our volunteers, everyone had a good time. The kids were excited to see Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Thanks to the Seaside Stitchers and Faith in Action everyone got a stocking. The Community of Hope case manager, Nicole started handing out donated gifts to the children that were at the party.  She will be Santa’s helper and deliver the rest of the gifts before Christmas.

Without the support of the community and all our helpers our families would not have such a fun event.  It was a blessing

Volunteer of the Year – 2021

Community of Hope honored their Volunteer of the Year for 2021 at the Mad Hatter Gala on Oct. 22, 2021. Joe Ameigh has worked tirelessly for Community of Hope. “If it were not for volunteers like Joe, Community of Hope would have to spend thousands of dollars hiring contractors to paint and do every day maintenance.” said Community of Hope President, Stephanie Hopper. He has been a great blessing to Community of Hope

Joe Ameigh and his wife Kathy with Executive Director, Drew Warren and President, Stephanie Hopper

Help Us House Families with Children Today

Community of Hope has a goal to help 70 families gain access to a home.  We want to expand our Hope Housing Services Program. This program allows us to fund families moving into rental housing and provide the support they need to stay housed.  Last year we helped 52 families.

In Brevard County, a family needs about $3000 to move into a rental.  They can't do it alone.  We can't do it alone.  We need your help. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to provide housing access to families with children by lessening the barrier of $$ to get housing.  Please give today. Please note Hope Housing on your gift.

Give HERE now.

Every child should have a home.

Learn what Community of Hope did last year in our Snapshot Report

Cape Canaveral volunteers help at Hope Village

A group for Cape Canaveral Air Station volunteered to do painting at Hope Village, a permanent supportive housing site in Melbourne. They were able to spruce up a residence that has special needs kids. It was great to have so many hands to be able to get the painting done while the kids were in the day programs. It is less disruptive for them.

The home looks so brighter and fresh.

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They also water sealed the picnic tables and swing set. We are so glad they came to help out.Swingset work

 

Thanks for volunteering!

 

Church youth help at Hope Village

A group of youth from Trinity Wellsprings Church in Indialantic help this weekend at Hope Village. They cleaned a home for a new client, painted porch ceilings and replanted and weeded the flower beds. Effort like this really helps make a house a home. We are grateful to the church for helping us in this effort.

 

 

Weeding the flowerbeds

 

 

Setting the edge and mulching

 

 

 

 

All finished with new plants

Hope Hammock – New Homes in Titusville

Hope Hammock Phase 1

Phase 1 - Coming Soon!

Community of Hope is on the verge of awarding a contract to build a project in Titusville, lovingly named Hope Hammock.  Phase 1 will be made up of four units: a 2 bedroom/ 1 Bath ADA accessible home and three 3 bedroom/ 1 bath family homes.

We are excited about being able to provide more housing units to help homelessness families in Brevard County on their journeys forward. Next year, we plan to start Phase 2 and the remaining six homes, for a total of ten completely new family units.

Food boxes for our families

Helping families in need is a community effort.  That is why "Community" is part of our name.  The New Shiloh Christian Center is working in Melbourne to give out USDA food boxes to the needy in our area.

Community of Hope was grateful to be able to take advantage of this.  On April 13th we distributed 50 boxes of food to needy families in Melbourne and Palm Bay.  Most of them went to families in our programs.  There were a few we gave to neighbors who we knew were in need.

What is a USDA food box? It is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  The boxes are supplied by government contractors.  They contain fresh produce, dairy (like a gallon of milk, block of cheese, sour cream, ect.) and cooked chicken or pork. They are produced locally, package, and delivered to a food bank like the one at New Shiloh Christian Center.