WHO WE ARE:
We have been serving a hot meal to the homeless since 1996. We began on the
2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in Santa Rita Park and then on the property of an inner city church at 939 S. 10th Ave. Since January, 2003 we have maintained additional office hours 3 days a week at the same site to serve the needy (approximately 50-80 people each day) and we provide men’s clothing, personal hygiene items, pantry food, help with 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 inner city 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.