About Us

Coordinating an End to Homelessness.

Our Mission

HOPE ensures a sense of dignity and support to the homeless community while offering programs and referrals that encourage movement toward self-sufficiency.

Our Vision

To live in a community that shares a commitment to preserving the lives and dignity of people experiencing homelessness.

Core Values

Compassion

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.

Community

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.

Encouragement

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.

Leadership

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.

Stewardship

We collaborate with others to avoid duplication of effort. We manage resources efficiently, professionally and honorably. We use people’s time wisely.

Our Story

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, HOPE was formed on May 15, 2007 and received its 501(c)(3) designation on June 12, 2007.
HOPE provides the only year-round overnight service center for the homeless community in Longmont while offering supportive follow-through services. Our overnight center offers showers, laundry, hot meals and storage. Our case management supports those we serve get back on their feet and into housing. We also provide year round street outreach services to connect with the individuals on our streets on a deeper level. We strive to eliminate barriers of access which keep homeless individuals on the streets, and provide life-sustaining support to individuals experiencing homelessness.
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 an ambassador to the greater community, HOPE strives to inform the perception of homelessness in Longmont. Minimally staffed, HOPE relies heavily on volunteer support.

Board of Directors

Eric Jepsen, President – Jeff Baker, Vice President – Krista Stephenson, Treasurer

Janet Howe, Co-Secretary – Rosalyn Weller, Co-Secretary – Ann Jennings – Carlos Rocha – David Wright – Stuart Snow

Volunteers

HOPE runs on the love and labor of volunteers and is served by a dedicated and compassionate crew of more than 250 community members who perform street outreach, serve as soup angels, work as donation sorters and assist with a variety of special projects