Hope to Home

Driven by the need to create a solution to housing instability and the belief that collaboration strengthens services, the Ada Jenkins Center, The Hope House Foundation and Our Towns Habitat for Humanity have developed an initiative called Hope to Home.

All three organizations serve families experiencing housing instability and provide parallel programing. Collaboration evolved through conversations resulting in a shared Johnson C. Smith University intern who now provides the programming bridge, removes barriers and eliminates duplication of services.

Hope to Home serves families faced with issues related to poverty and homelessness who meet the criteria and agree to all program guidelines. Hope to Home client partners are offered a teaching home model designed to identify areas of individual growth and assist families in developing the skills needed for sustainability and self-sufficiency.  This model provides coordinated services with a safe and affordable living environment including a well-organized integration of services that are key to economic mobility. Coordinated services include the whole family, focusing on safe affordable housing, education, career development, health, financial literacy, family and child stability, and build connections amongst individuals marked by reciprocity, trust, and cooperation.


The core value of Hope to Home is commitment to the power of client-voice and choice. Furthermore, that all relationships are guided by compassion, empathy, respect for each person, partner and the community. We believe in each client’s ability to contribute to the community. (Read more here.)

Target Population

Hope to Home serves individuals and families experiencing housing instability residing in North Mecklenburg County who desire to regain their independence and transform their lives. 

Building for the Future

The future of Hope to Home involves the commitment of the community with partnerships that incorporate multi-sector collaborations made up of non-profit, private, public, civic, corporate and faith-based organizations from within the community whose partnerships support the vision.

For more information on Hope to Home, please contact Janice Hinton, Director of Workforce Development and Housing at the Ada Jenkins Center.