Drug & Alcohol-Free Affordable Permanent Housing

The Hope Center currently has three drug- and alcohol-free efficiency apartment complexes that serve as affordable, permanent housing options for recovery program graduates. This recovery-oriented environment allows residents to better focus on their work, families, and maintaining their newfound sobriety. Residents live in single-occupancy apartments and have access to Hope Center’s employment, recovery, and social services programs, as well as the Health Clinic. The Don Ball Campus Center has 48 apartments for men, Hill Rise Place has 40 apartments for men, and the Barbara H. Rouse House has 44 apartments for women.

Veterans Program & Housing

Through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Hope Center provides free housing and support to homeless veterans in our community. To qualify for the program, a veteran must have a discharge from the service for reasons other than dishonorable. The Veterans Coordinator assists veterans with their documentation and benefits they may be eligible for through the VA, as well as with other social and employment services based on the individual needs of each veteran. 

Veterans are currently housed in a dorm-style space in the Emergency Shelter. The Hope Center broke ground in June 2023 on a new Veterans and Transitional Housing facility that will improve the living space for those in our veterans program. They will move into individual rooms that will provide more privacy and comfort. This facility has an anticipated opening of fall 2024. 

Transitional Housing

Over the last 30 years, the Hope Center has provided emergency housing in our shelter and built three permanent, affordable housing facilities. Now, as housing costs climb, we see the people we serve in need of a transitional step while they get back on their feet. In June 2023, we broke ground on a new Veterans and Transitional Housing facility on the Emergency Shelter property. There will also be a new courtyard space for clients to enjoy between the existing shelter and new facility. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2024. This expansion adds a total of 18,674 square feet of space across two floors. It will include 72 beds for transitional housing, 24 of which will be designated for veterans. This expansion will allow us to serve clients in a new way as we help them rebuild their lives with a goal of sustainable, independent living.