Address: 209 W. Orchard
By car: Go east on Wisconsin Ave. Take a right onto N. 6th St. Stay on S. 6th St. through roundabout. Take a left onto W. National Ave. Turn right onto S. 2nd St. and turn right onto W. Orchard.
By bus: Take the #10 or #30 bus east to Plankington St. (2nd St.). Walk one block west to 2nd St and one block north to Wells St. and transfer to the #18 southbound via Greenfield bus. Get off at 2nd and Greenfield. Walk one block south to 209 W. Orchard.
Days/Hours of Operation:
Organization: Monday-Thursday, 2:00-7:30pm and Friday, 2:00-5:00pm
Tutor program: 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Youth Workshop Assistant: 5:30-7:30pm
Description of Agency/Activities: Hope House is an organization that provides transitional and emergency shelter to persons who are homeless. Hope House serves both individuals and families--anyone who is homeless, those struggling with addiction, people with physical or mental challenges, families of all types, the working poor, non-English speaking immigrants and undocumented citizens. Approximately 54 people are sheltered nightly, every day of the year. Other services offered include: job search and/or income entitlement assistance, assistance in locating more stable housing, the Angel of Hope medical clinic, case management, and food pantry. Hope House serves not only those within the shelter but also the community as a whole.
Student Role in Agency:
After-school tutoring program: Recommended for Education majors or students with experience with tutoring youth. Tutor youth ages 6-17 one-on-one, assist them with their homework, help them complete supplemental educational worksheets, and play educational games with them. This program operates from 3:00pm-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Youth Workshop Assistant: Assist staff in delivering hands-on learning activities to youth ages 6-17 in a fun, supportive environment. Volunteers lead games, art activities, creative play, and join in group games as well as help with general duties in the youth program. This program operates from 5:30-7:30pm, Monday through Thursday.
Special Considerations: This site requires students to be self-sufficient and comfortable with jumping right in and interacting with diverse populations. It is very important that students complete service every week and notify the site contact if they are unable to make it at their specified time.