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Mission Statement

The mission of the H.O.P.E. organization is to provide emergency assistance to the indigent and to give them the tools and resources that promote self-sufficiency by pooling resources that provide assistance through a networking system designed to prevent duplication of services.

History and Existing Services of H.O.P.E., Inc.

HOPE (Helping Other Pursue Enrichment), Inc., a 501 C 3 non-profit organization, serves as a clearing house for churches and agencies in Cherokee County. Originally formed in 1991 through the efforts of the Jacksonville Ministerial Alliance, HOPE not only answers the unmet needs of the economically disadvantaged, but also eliminates duplication.

The Raymond and Eloise Teague Center of HOPE is located at 595 S Ragsdale Street, Jacksonville Texas, a small rural area with limited transportation facilities.

The "one-stop" shopping for social services provides the following programs:

  • Case management, information and referral to human resource services in Cherokee County
  • Assistance with application for disability benefits
  • Aide with emergency prescription needs
  • Help with pharmaceutical companies' patient assistance programs
  • HOPE'S Community Kitchen for the hungry
  • Money management counseling
  • Fire victim assistance
  • Coats for Kids program
  • Transportation to medical related appointments
  • A Manna Pantry for emergency food assistance
  • "Brown Bag"program, volunteers deliver food to elderly people the last week of the month
  • HOPE Partners In Health connects low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents to primary health care providers
  • Offers Disease management and health education programs
  • Back Pack program to provide nutritional meals for elementary children during the weekend.

HOPE is the sponsor of the Cherokee CARE Collaboration, an interagency sharing organization. Throughout its 18 years of service, HOPE has developed programs by collaborating with other groups and agencies to meet the unmet needs of our community. Life Skill Training for adults and the Back Pack Program for elementary age students were added in 2007.

In the Fall of 2005, HOPE became a clearing house for victims of hurricane relief in Cherokee County. Staff and Volunteers assisted evacuees with connections to FEMA, personal insurance companies, vouchers for clothing, gasoline, medication and other personal items. The HOPE Kitchen served meals 7 days a week for 6 weeks. HOPE provided services to more than 2,500 victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In 2008, evacuees from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike received the same services.

Our organization with its comprehensive approach to social services is unique in this area, as well as in the state of Texas. HOPE was honored by the Texas Department of Human Services in 2000, receiving the Outstanding Volunteer Agency Award for the State of Texas.

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