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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 are rising, 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 realize the building of a homeless shelter will require engagement of our whole community and that is not an option at this time. We will still work toward reducing the stigma associated with homelessness, mental illness, and substance use disorders by treating those who walk through our doors with kindness and compassion.

 

We, at The Hope House of Cocke County, seek to help alleviate some of the struggles of homelessness in our community and to assist with food, toiletries, community resources, and various other needs that are client dependent.  It's time to stop turning a blind eye to the suffering.  Our mission is to provide hope to the homeless and underhoused, especially the food insecure residents of Cocke County.

We are working towards our goal of providing necessary 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."

Jeremiah 29:11

Our Mission

Our Mission

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."

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Our Vision

Healing the wounds of Cocke County...

providing services and hope to those in need. 

We Need Your Support Today!

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