Corpus Christi Hope House assists pregnant women including minors, single mothers who are not pregnant and their children under 17 years of age and younger, both born and unborn, who are seeking escape from domestic violence, poverty, addiction, abandonment, homelessness and especially when faced with crises pregnancy situation. In addition, our services have expanded in 2014 to comply with the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Policy (FHEO)of the Emergency Solutions Grant Program to provide Shelter Services for single fathers with children 17 years of age and younger, as well as, households with two or more adults with children 17 years of age and younger.
The Gabriel Project Community Outreach Program
The Gabriel Project Community Outreach Program reaches out to pregnant teenagers and women, expectant mothers including minors facing a crisis pregnancy, and single mothers to provide support and assistance in the Corpus Christi area. We also provide services through the Gabriel Project to our shelter residents and to low-income families. Clients are assisted with diapers, baby wipes, clothing, car seats, miscellaneous baby items, and furniture as we have them available. The Gabriel Project operates through donations from the community.
Several Gabriel Project churches and faith based groups of various denominations across the Sought Texas Coastal Bend area are an extension of Hope House’s Gabriel Project Community Outreach Program by providing direct assistance and referrals to women and children in need in their local communities.
Life Skills Training Program
The Life Skills Training Program is designed to improve everyday living and teach skills, such as Prenatal Care/Infant/Child Care, Breast Feeding, Infant Child Parenting Skills, Nutrition, Budgeting, STD/STI Prevention, CPR, Interview/Resume Assistance, and Time Management.
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Provide rental, electric, and utility assistance to residents transitioning out of the shelter in permanent housing. This program can also be utilized by low-income or poverty-level pregnant women, single mothers, and families through the Gabriel Project to prevent eviction or disconnection of electric and/or utility services.
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. No otherwise qualified individual (household) will be excluded from equal housing opportunities, solely by reason or basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, familial status, or marital status, nor be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of Corpus Christi Hope House.