Being on your own, with no place to call home, is already a traumatic experience. And that is made even more difficult when you have children to take care of. As housing costs skyrocket and Covid-era housing relief policies expire, more families are finding themselves without a place to stay. Many of them being single moms. In response, House of Hope is expanding its current shelter and building a facility exclusively for women, single moms, and their children. The new expansion will be called ‘Norma’s Place’ in memory of Norma Brower – a previous Board Member for House of Hope who was a pillar of the Danville community.
Women who are experiencing homelessness are at a high risk of sexual harassment or abuse while living on the streets, so, providing a place that is shelter from more than just the elements is a key factor to this expansion. Norma’s Place will provide that shelter as well as resources for housing, substance abuse counseling, childcare, mental healthcare, and case management. House of Hope aims to be a place where our guests can find refuge, feel safe, and use as a steppingstone to get back on their feet.
Norma’s Place construction begins in June and will be completed in November. The additional expansion and renovation will almost triple our capacity, allowing us to serve more of our neighbors in the community experiencing homelessness. Keep an eye on our Social Media, website, and sign up for our Newsletter to stay in touch as our ministry expands here at House of Hope!
House of Hope – Sheltering the Homeless
We are a faith-based, temporary homeless shelter serving Danville, Virginia and Pittsylvania County. For the past 10 years, the House of Hope has provided a safe refuge for those who don’t have a place to stay and who are in need of transitional assistance. We are conveniently located in downtown Danville.
Now I’m in the process of getting my own place and steady employment. I would like to thank the staff of David Hudson, Garry Underwood, Steve Schilbe and Dean Gusler for their valuable time and services to this community.
All the residents and staff have been so supportive in providing resources for employment, housing, and feeling safe.
It has been a long time as a 49 year old lady that’s been physically, financially and emotionally abused in my life to be where I am today.
I appreciate everything this shelter has provided me.