Hope Cottages was able to secure the former St. John's Episcopal Church daycare center, which provided a suitable location and building layout. We hope through community donations amounting to $400,000 to re-model the building and surrounds to provide a grouping of eight cottages. They will house eight single mother family units in a supportive, safe, nurturing environment during a transitional housing period of 90 days.
We have a vision for local churches to be involved who will sponsor individual cottages. Our hope is that this supportive structure, together with the involvement of case workers and the availability of sutiable courses will help individuals transition to stability as well as lay a foundation for longer term follow-up and support.
The Steering Committee, together with a committee made up of the eight sponsors will oversee the case workers involved, the courses provided for learning work & life needs, the protection of the residents as well their overall respite during the three months residency.