WHO WE ARE:
We have been serving a hot meal to the homeless since 1996. We see approximately 50-80 people each day we are open and in addition to a meal, we provide personal hygiene items, pantry food, help with AZ ID, direction to services and a Bible Study to whomever comes to our door. No one is required to participate in any of our spiritual activities.
In addition, we are actively seeking to inform and elicit support from other churches, ministries and social service agencies for our vision, The Hope Center, a 36,000 + square foot facility we intend to establish in Tucson, for the housing, teaching, and restoring of Tucson’s most precious resource—its men, women and children.
In 1996 a group from Faith Community Church,desiring to minister to the needy of inner city Tucson, joined with members of Church on the Street, Phoenix, who had been coming monthly to Tucson to feed and minister to the homeless. Since then we (and members of several other churches) ministered (to 50-150 men, women and children) at various inner city locations. In November of 1999, we incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization, The Hope of Glory Center, Inc. In 2003 we opened an office on the property of Inner City Harvesters Church (now Central City Assembly) to help meet needs of our primary chronic homeless guests during the week. In January of 2010, we moved to Centro Cristiano Esperaza Church and in 2013 to St. John’s UM Church, 40 W. Veteran’s Blvd. Now we are doing a monthly outreach (A Walk in the Park) at various city parks.
Earlier this year we were introduced to Terry Bernier and the Southern Arizona Dream Center, (view) a member of the L.A. Dream Center network. Since their vision mirrors our former Hope of Glory Center vision, we have partnered with them to see this work fully established in Tucson.
In 2017 we became aware of the needs of the 500+ low-income folks in the Tucson House, 1501 N. Oracle Rd., and have helped organize monthly outreaches on the 1st Saturday of every month there.
Our Board of Directors:
Betty Bitgood, Chairman
Ann Marion, Secretary
Hal Briggs, Member
Mel Perry, Member
READ our Covenant with Champions (Volunteers & Supporters)
READ the Reformation Manifesto 2017