Operation Hope introduces ‘Circle of Hope’ to support increased community needs

Operation Hope helps more than 3,000 local people each year through a combination of meals, shelter, affordable housing and clinical support services.

Operation Hope also serves 1,300 local households through their food pantry and provide more than 180,000 meals annually to those that are hungry. Its shelters provide a safe haven and clinical support to 200 individuals and families each year. Operation Hope also operates 47 units of housing for formerly homeless individuals and families with children, by combining affordability and support to ensure success.

Operation Hope’s work is making the difference for people in need. For example, Doug and Laura (names changed to protect confidentiality), a veteran with diagnosed mental health issues, and his partner, who has similar issues, have been living outside and sleeping on a park bench in shifts (to make sure they stayed safe) after being unable to afford the room they were renting. With the help of Operation Hope, they now have a safe place to sleep and are able to begin to get the support needed to improve their lives.

“The need continues to grow, even as we see transformative change with our current clients, like Doug and Laura,” said Carla Miklos, executive director, Operation Hope.

Today, there is a backlog of more than 400 chronically unsheltered people in the region and Operation Hope’s food pantry has seen a 26% increase in demand this year. To combat this growing need, Operation Hope recently launched the Circle of Hope — a donation program that allows donors to contribute a specific dollar amount each month, thus generating the ongoing financial support that the organization needs.

“Operation Hope’s work is continuous — an unbroken circle of hope that provides an environment for individuals and families to experience transformative change,” Miklos said.

“By joining the Circle of Hope and committing to a monthly donation (of any amount), contributors will provide the ongoing support we require to help our neighbors in need,” said Gwen Burroughs, development administrator.  “We look forward to honoring all Circle of Hope members at our events and in our message to the community.”

To learn more about how to help or become a member of the Circle of Hope, contact Operation Hope at 203-292-5588 or operationhopect.org.

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