Class of Housing: Christian ministry that helps the needy with food clothing, shelter, assistance with bills
A Christian ministry that helps the needy with food clothing, shelter, assistance with bills
A Ray of Hope Mission Statement
A Ray of Hope shall provide a safe harbor for those in the community with nowhere else to turn. It will provide those who seek help not only with food, clothing, and shelter; but with knowledge and an avenue to develop competency in meeting lifeâ€™s financial, emotional, family, and legal rehabilitation challenges, in order to build self-respect and dignity.<br />
1 We house up to 15 people a day. 2 Bus tickets are given to people to help them get back to family that can give them a hand up. 3 We clothe people from our Hope-Thrift store. This has helped many of them to show up for a job interview looking good. 4 We train people to develop better job skills on a computer, and teach them retail sales. 5 We advertize for the community to hire our guests for day labor. With the help of good budget counseling, we get them on their feet with enough funds so when they leave A Ray of Hope they have earned and saved money or first-last month’s rent, de- posit, and needed household items. 6 Families with children come to us because they are going to lose a place to live. If they are willing to work on a budget and live by it, we will help them stay in their homes if we have the funds. We keep an average of five families in a safe place with their children. 7 Help people to get their ID'S so they can get a job. 8 We help people get their drivers license as many companies will not hire a person if they do not have a valid driver’s license. 9 We have a Mountain Retreat at no cost for those who are struggling with drug and alcohol problems. 10 We have taken in felons that no one will give a chance to start a new life on the outside. Many of these individuals are now giving back to society instead of being a draw on the tax base. 11 We take people in under house arrest so they can keep a job and also give to the tax base. 12 Veterans get help for needed medical and mental health issues. Some of these wonderful servants of our country have been with us up to three years. 13 We work to refer them to programs that can help them with a hand up. 14 Sometimes people come in full of body lice. We help get them the meds needed to destroy the lice. Clean clothes and a clean bed restore their self-esteem. 15 We have taken in many people discharged from the hospital that had no place to go to heal.
Helpful Definitions For A Ray of Hope:
Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency. The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment.
How To Volunteer at A Ray of Hope:
Be a volunteer. Call A Ray of Hope at 406-755-4673 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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