Project Hope of Marion County offers a supportive and transitional housing environment for residents of Marion county who are experiencing homelessness. Our goal of providing a “hand up” versus a “hand out” is met through individualized case management and service provision. We strive to aid our residents in embracing their individual paths in life, while uplifting and encouraging them to be all that they are created to be. Applicants are screened using a trauma informed and holistic approach. A review committee comprised of community members, board members, and Project Hope staff meets with each eligible applicant for consideration for the program.
Project Hope is proud to partner with a multitude of community agencies to ensure that residents are linked to the most appropriate services for their individual needs. Our hope is that our residents and their children leave Project Hope with new skills and tools, a sense of empowerment and courage, and with an individualized after care plan that is designed to enhance their goals, hopes, and dreams.
Would you like to learn more about Project Hope and learn about ways you can join the Hope team? Please call or email today.
Project Hope of Marion County, Inc.
830 NE 28th Street, Unit 201
Ocala, FL 34460
PH 352-624-HOPE (4673)
A comprehensive individual program is created for each Project Hope participant and family.
...…"Responding to Christ's call shepherding homeless families to self-sufficiency"
Before coming to Project Hope Elizabeth was living in an unstable environment with no permanent housing.She is a single mom with 3 young children which includes one son and a set of twins girls.
Elizabeth came to Project Hope in March of 2016. Upon entry case management worked with her to establish career and personal goals. Schooling was a necessary piece of her plan which would enable her to find stable employment. Additionally, childcare was a necessary component for her to reach her goals and objectives.
Also, she needed training and services in multiple areas to give her the tools for self-sufficiency. Elizabeth participated in the vast array of classes which have included but are not limited to: money management, housekeeping, physical and mental health supports and personal responsibility awareness. Classes are a requirement of Project Hope program participants.
Project Hope is excited to report that our program participant Elizabeth has not only graduated from Project Hope, she also recently graduated from Rasmussen College with Honors. She has secured a full-time job in the medical field and has also purchased an auto, found affordable housing and quality childcare.
Elizabeth has continued her walk on the “Path to Success”…….
“After many long days and nights I was finally ready to come out of hiding and start my journey to self-sufficiency, so December 2013 I moved into Project Hope and my life changed. I have learned so many tools such as how to set goals, how to be a better parent , how to budget my finances and the list goes on". Thank you Project Hope! - Bhomattie
Project Hope Graduate
The program includes:
* Personal Development * Educational and Vocational Training * Financial Training which includes Budgeting
* Substance Abuse Counseling * Interpersonal Skills Building * Effective Parenting Classes
* Independent Living Skills * Community Involvement