Centers of HOPE
Industrial Centers of
People we serve
Center of HOPE:
It is not necessarily a building, or a specific location. It is rather a collection of programs, integrated together to serve the poor and needy in a specific community. Centers of HOPE often have
satellite “mini-centers” where similar activities are carried out. Centers of HOPE tend to focus on HOPE worldwide 's longstanding areas of competency and activity:
Education, health, employment for Children, Senior,
Women and Under Privilege Men. Different centers have different mixes of these components, depending on local needs as well as donor priorities.
What are the advantages of a “Center of HOPE”?
It provides a focal point for community development, transformation and empowerment, bringing together volunteers, donors, staff and clients (the poor and needy). The Wilhelm Hamm Center of HOPE in Pudupattinam, for example, offers education, training, health care, as well as providing housing for volunteers and a community hall for local empowerment.
It is a nodal point where training and capacity building can occur for local development, as well as scaling-up and replication of effective practices.
It provides a structured environment for volunteers to effectively help the poor, who upon returning to their nations bring other resources and partners into the HOPE
worldwide circle of friends.
It is a place of encouragement, where an atmosphere of hope and faith infuses all who come into contact with the center. This encourages the poor and ensures that HOPE