Our Vision & Mission
A Better World Through Service
To serve as a catalyst for social change to end homelessness in the Lake Norman area by providing and expanding transitional housing and supportive services to include families as they transform their lives into self-sufficiency.
To provide transitional housing and supportive services to women and children who are experiencing homelessness in the Lake Norman area in order for them to procure long-term housing and self-sufficiency.
Dr. Lee Beth Lindquist had a dream to help homeless women and their children in the Lake Norman area who needed a hand-up, not a hand-out. These women were not victims of abuse, were not recovering from drugs or alcohol, and were not chronically mentally ill. They were simply “situational homeless” women who had fallen upon life’s situations and who needed time to get back on their feet.
Realizing that there was no temporary housing support system for this vulnerable group within a 21-mile radius of Lake Norman (including Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties), Dr. Lindquist rallied the entire community to support the vision and mission of Hope House by building and operating a transitional home.
The Hope House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, was established in March 2005. Over the course of four years the community embarked upon a major renovation led by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association to construct a two-level facility to house up to 12 residents for up to a six month stay. Hope House opened its doors to full capacity in December 2009 with temporary assistance from The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte.
Today the home is fully run by Hope House Foundation staff: An Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and House Manager, along with a large team of dedicated volunteers that help to manage the home 24 hrs per day 7 days per week.
Collaborative partners such as The Ada Jenkins Center, the Davidson Housing Coalition, and a host of other supportive organizations work with Hope House residents, offering case management services, career support, life skills training and affordable housing options.
IN ALL THINGS I HAVE SHOWN YOU THAT BY WORKING HARD IN THIS WAY WE MUST HELP THE WEAK AND REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE LORD JESUS, HOW HE HIMSELF SAID, ‘IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.’ – ACTS 20:35