To provide life-sustaining services and programs focusing on dignity, empowerment and self-sufficiency.
To live in a community that shares a commitment to preserving the lives and dignity of people experiencing homelessness.
We believe all people are worthy of respect.
We believe all people deserve to be treated with dignity.
We believe all people are to be known and called by name.
We believe no person’s life should be at risk because he or she is without resources.
We believe people share a desire and a duty to help each other.
We believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration.
We experience the cumulative value of consistent service.
We know that with help and encouragement, a person can reclaim his or her life.
We know the effort is worthy of our time, money and attention.
We educate community members on the nature and needs of the homeless.
We gather resources and recruit volunteers.
We provide life sustaining support to the homeless in Longmont.
We collaborate with others to avoid duplication of effort.
We manage resources efficiently, professionally and honorably.
We use people’s time wisely.
A dedicated group of citizens saw the need for a Longmont-based, year-round street outreach to homeless individuals during the frigid winter of 2006/2007 when five people died of exposure-related illnesses in Boulder County. Run primarily by volunteers, H.O.P.E. was formed on May 15, 2007 and received its 501(c)(3) designation on June 12, 2007.
HOPE provides emergency street outreach for the homeless in Longmont and offers supportive follow-through services. HOPE strives to eliminate barriers of access which keep homeless individuals on the streets, and provides life-sustaining support to homeless individuals, who are at risk from living on the streets of Longmont. We provide basic needs support such as food, water, clothing, and blankets or sleeping bags, and referrals to appropriate social service agencies for follow-up or more comprehensive care.
The issues defining and impacting homelessness are complex and often misunderstood. Educating the community on problems and barriers related to services is central to HOPE’s mission and outreach. As ambassador to the greater community, HOPE strives to inform the perception of homelessness in Longmont. Minimally staffed, HOPE relies heavily on volunteer support.