Our Mission: to create stable pathways out of homelessness by caring for body, mind, and spirit of Women and Children.
KentHOPE is a partnership in Kent, Washington, of faith-based groups, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, businesses, local community service agencies and concerned individuals. The goal of KentHOPE is to establish a homeless day center and eventually an overnight shelter in Kent.
Help Support the Women’s and Children’s Day Center
The KentHOPE Women and Children’s Day Center is making a difference in many lives! Our latest stats are 224 women and children into housing; 93 women found employment
if you are interested in serving or just curious about what KentHOPE does we invite you to join us.
Learn about trauma, its impact on the brain, and how it affects the women and children at KentHOPE.
Learn practical ways to connect with guests at the Day Center.
HOW to HELP!
Help Provide Meals
The Women and Children’s Day Center need 3 meals every day-Breakfast at 7:30 am, Lunch at 12 noon, and Dinner at 6 pm.
If you could help these women feel the love of our community as they take the steps out of homelessness, please use this link to get more information and to sign up.
Meals should be prepared elsewhere, but can be heated up or kept warm in our small kitchen. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the church office.
Drive a Van
Make a difference by providing transportation for our women guests between the Day Center and the Overnight Shelter. Hours would be 6:30 am - 7:30 am, or 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm. Go to www.KentHOPE.org and fill out the personal data form for a background check (all volunteers have to do this) and indicate that you want to be a van driver. We’ll contact you and get you started.
Teach a Class, Assist the Staff, or Lead an Arts and Crafts Session
Here are the categories of volunteers the Day Center needs:
- Guest Relations
- 11 am-1, 2-4, 4-6, 7-8:30 pm
Help guests so that staff can do their jobs
- Arts and Crafts leaders
Teach and help guests complete an arts & crafts project
- Life Skills Teachers
Teach life skills (personal finances, healthy choices in the supermarket, personal hygiene)
- Special Treats
haircuts, spa day, nails
- Job Skills
resume writing, job seeking, dress for success
Volunteer: Those interested in volunteering to teach arts and crafts, job skills, and life skills should contact our volunteer coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Ways You Can Help
- Support our fundraiser sponsors listed on www.KentHOPE.org. They were instrumental in keeping event expenses low.
- Like us on Facebook and comment or like us every time you see a KentHOPE post. This will help us get the word out about progress towards a homeless center in Kent.
- Check out www.KentHOPE.org and volunteer for one of the organizations that provides meals for the homeless, including our own Lunch in the Park every other Friday.