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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.

Holes for Hope Golf Scramble

It was a beautiful day for golfing. Community of Hope held there first Golf Scramble at The Habitat on Saturday, April 10, 2021. We had a wonderful group of players. The Four Dummies was the 1st place team. Prizes were given for men's and women's longest drive and closest to the pin. Lunch was bar-B-Que with coleslaw.

Thank you to every one who made this event a success. Plan to golf with us next year on May 14th, 2022

Following A Path of Hope

“Through the struggle, I saw times that were very dark and I couldn’t even see myself in what lied ahead the next day, but my I knew my kids deserved more, and that is where Community of Hope came to the rescue”

Sarah*

A true Floridian, Sarah* grew up in Northern Brevard raised by her father. The activities she witnessed by day and the sounds that haunted the darkness at night, lying in bed as a child, left her all too familiar with the dark side of society. As she grew and eventually became a mother herself, she would have flashbacks to her childhood and promised herself that her kids wouldn’t live with the same fear and uncertainty that she had.

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Building Blocks to Success

Moving Forward, One Step at a Time

Tiffanie is no stranger to the challenges of change. Having battled and maintained her sobriety after a history of substance abuse, she’d made the decision to turn her life toward a future where she could be the best mother she could to her children, J (12 years old) and N (4 years old). Since joining the Community of Hope family, she’d found stability that had been missing for most of her life and was determined to find a way to pay it forward to others who were facing similar battles.

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February Family Spotlight

Life Can Change in an Instant

This month, we want to introduce you to one of the families we had the pleasure of serving through our Safe Overnight Stay (SOS) program. Click below to hear their story!

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2019 Impact Report

We are excited to offer our Annual Impact Report for 2019! Read More

Christmas Comes to Melbourne

Last Saturday, December 14th was the Community of Hope Christmas Party!  A celebration of community and the many gifts of the season, it was well attended by many of our families as well as member of the Board of Directors. A potluck meal was provided, while bites of food were mixed with visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet families

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Q2 Director’s Message

Quarter 2

From the Desk of the Executive Director

September 20, 2019

Throughout my professional life, whether educating college students, counseling children and families, or now helping homeless families secure and stay in housing I have noticed a common theme: the more meaningfully connected a person is to others, the more likely they will have successful outcomes. 

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A Community of Stories

Here at Community of Hope, we are blessed to have many positive connections throughout Brevard County. Never was that more apparent than at our annual Gala, held at the Hilton Rialto. Members of the community and representatives from organizations far and wide came to support our mission and celebrate the many different ways we have worked together to touch the lives of countless families in need. Greg Pallone was the Master of Ceremonies, curating the event with charisma and aplomb. Read More

Camp Hope is a Go!

We are pleased to announce that Community of Hope’s application on behalf of Camp Hope for funds through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was accepted! The money will go towards this coming year’s Camp Hope programming, which begins its first session in December.

Playing outside: free time is really important… and a ton of fun too!

The CDBG’s primary objective is to provide help the community through housing, education, and revitalization programming. The initiatives should benefit low to moderately incomed families and individuals, with the purpose of providing services and opportunities that would not otherwise available to them. In supporting the most vulnerable members of our community, they support the community as a whole.

One of our campers exploring the Orlando Science Center on a community-sponsored field trip!

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