Hope House of Ottawa Ks

Hope House of Ottawa KS


Hope House of Ottawa Ks Christian Care Center Meeting the ongoing
crisis and emergency needs of people
in Franklin County through Christ-centered giving and caring.

Meeting the ongoing
crisis and emergency needs of people
in Franklin County through Christ-centered giving and caring.

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Hope House welcomes the Franklin County community to the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for the new building on June 3rd at 0800 A.M.

Coffee, juice, donuts, muffins and fruit will be served.

ABOUT

Hope House Ottawa Ks

Location

205 West 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
(785)242-4444
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9am-Noon
Second Saturday of every month
9am-11am
When the office is closed
please call and leave a voice mail.
In case of an emergency please dial 911.

What is Hope House

Hope House is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 by churches of Franklin County to meet the crisis or emergency needs in the community. Hope House does not attempt to duplicate the ministries of member churches. Hope House provides help that many other churches lack resources to undertake.

Who Runs Hope House

A dedicated board of directors
oversees the operations and financial management of the organization.
Michelle Graf is the Cordinator for Hope House and is in charge of the day to day activities.

HOPE HOUSE SERVICES

Hope House works closely with other county and city agencies to provide a full range of services. We provide services without discrimination. Hope House adheres to guidelines designed to offer support and discourage dependence. We DO NOT provide assistance for: Diapers (referred to Life Care Center), Pain Medicines or Legal Fines

Need Help? We Are Here To Help.

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Services provided

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Utility Assistance
  • Gas Vouchers
  • Housing Assistance
  • Emergency Aide
  • Loans
  • Referrals
  • TEFAP (according to income)
  • And much more

Hope House Ottawa Ks

Our Latest News

Latest News

Forming a Homeless Coalition

Hope House is working in coordination with ECKAN, United Way, Ottawa Ministerial Alliance, and Franklin County Economic Development to form a Homeless Coalition to provide emergency housing/ cold weather stays at 3 local hotels.

All requests and referrals will be run through Michelle Graf, Co Cordinator of Hope House. Michelle will also use her list of clients who may need housing. The criteria is the temperature must be below 20 degrees wind chill.

Hope House has received donations from multiple sources to provide this temporary shelter and has matched $5,000 in funds from our General Fund and the Hope House Nick Gehring fund.

To date this emergency housing fund has housed 31 adults and 8 children for a total of 161 nights. The agencies are working to find long term housing solutions for those who have needed multiple night stays.

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Donation Needs

  • Small bags of flour
  • Sugar
  • Dry milk
  • Shampoo
  • Bars of Soap
  • Canned Fruit
  • Tuna
  • Cereal

Volunteer

Hope House's greatest resource is it's volunteers!


Fifty to Sixty regular volunteers help keep Hope House running.

    Who Volunteers?

  • Clients
  • University Students
  • Senior Citizens
  • Youth Groups
  • Schools and Classes
  • Men's and Women's Groups
  • Home Schoolers
  • 4-Hers
  • Youth Action Counsil (YAC) Members
  • Businesses and Organizations
  • Neighbourhood kids
  • Churches

How You Can Get Involved

Becoming involved with Hope House of Ottawa is easy. You can volunteer your time, donate money, food is always in need, clothes, and expertise.
To further be involved, you can organize food drives or fundraisers. The Hope House of Ottawa accepts monthly pledges from businesses, organizations, and individuals. If your church is not involved with Hope House of Ottawa, you can encourage them to become involved. But the easiest way is to take the first step, contact us to see what you can do to help.

Mathew 25:35
Mathew 25:35

Contact Us

(785)242-4444
205 West 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
9am-Noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9am-11am Second Saturday of every month
When the office is closed
please call and leave a voice mail.
In case of an emergency please dial 911.