WHO WE ARE:
We have been serving the homeless since 1996. We had been holding outreaches in City parks, serving approximately 50-80 people. In addition to a hot meal, we provided clothing, personal hygiene items, food-to-go, direction to services and a worship service with respected Bible teachers. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have not been able to congregate.
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. Until recently we had been doing a monthly outreach (A Walk in the Park) at various city parks.
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 several individuals at this location.
Our Board of Directors:
Betty Bitgood, Chairman
Ann Marion, Secretary
Hal Briggs, Member
Jerry Meixner, Member
READ our Covenant with Champions (Volunteers & Supporters)
READ the Reformation Manifesto 2017