History


Corpus Christi Hope House, Inc. was founded in 1986 when community members united and formed a non-profit organization to provide shelter and assistance for homeless, abused and abandoned pregnant women and their dependent children. The use of a three-bedroom house was donated to our ministry and became the first shelter called Hope Home. The organization has expanded throughout the years to meet the needs of the community. Hope House currently consists of two shelters, Faith Home, 630 Robinson Street, and Birth Haven, 658 Robinson Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. A third shelter addition, the Saint Gianna Molla Home which will be located behind our Faith Home Shelter, is under construction.

Corpus Christi Hope House is certified as a Texas Pregnancy Care Network Agency, Texas Homeless Network Member, and a local Homeless Issues Partnership Member. The organization is ADA compliant, striving to serve clients under the American Disabilities Act with an ADA accessible ground floor accommodation for emergency shelter and bathrooms that are ADA compliant in our Office and Resource Center.

To be compliant with the policy standards of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Solutions Grant Program facilitated by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Corpus Christi Hope House has expanded its services to include all types of households with children. Corpus Christi Hope House adheres to the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Policy (FHEO) as annotated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which guarantees fair and equal housing opportunities for all persons. Hope House provides services to pregnant women including minors, single mothers with children 17 years of age and younger, single fathers with children 17 years of age and younger, single fathers with children 17 years of age and younger, and households with two or more adults with children 17 years of age and younger.