Did you know:
There are over 200 homeless in Cocke County. That number continues to increase with the job insecurity created by the Covid 19 pandemic. The cost of living is going up, housing costs remain the same, and the average income is declining. What does this mean for our community? It means people are sleeping in cars, moving from couch to couch, sleeping in hotels, or sleeping outside. These are people just like us.
People who are veterans, families, children, our former neighbors, classmates,
students and soldiers.
We, at The Hope House of Cocke County, seek to help alleviate the struggles of homelessness in our community and to build a shelter where residents will not only have a warm bed but a place to have the opportunity to build a life. It's time to stop turning a blind eye to the suffering. Our mission is to provide hope to the homeless of Cocke County.
We are working towards our goal of providing shelter and services in our community. Won't you please lend a hand?
"For I know the plans I have for you." Says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
The Hope House of Cocke County will be a food pantry tailored to the homeless while connecting people to resources that may improve their circumstances or promote life skills. We will work with local agencies during extreme temperatures to help insure safety for those without shelter and help provide resources to keep people as safe as possible. With this in mind, we humbly serve: Proverbs 3:27 NIV "Do not withhold good from those whom it is due, when it is in your power to act."
Healing the wounds of Cocke County...
providing services and hope to those in need.