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History

We have an amazing history.  Founded in 1998 by Rev. John R. Collamer, Restored Hope is a transitional living program for single mothers. Our mission is:

To restore hope and dignity through a Christian transitional living program that helps homeless single mothers become emotionally, spiritually and financially stable.

We build our program around five C’s:

  • Classes
  • Community Service
  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Church Community

Our goal is to transition each resident from government dependence to government independence.

“Restored Hope was started with an ambitious vision,” says Rev. Collamer. “This ministry was built on a foundation of faith in God — a God of second chances. We saw an opportunity to provide safe places to live for women who were homeless. In that sense, the transformation of these living spaces became synonymous for what we set out to do for the women themselves. That is, to give them love, and through that love, genuine worth and new life.”

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