In Christ-like service, equipping and empowering people to live a successful, joy-filled life.
We envision that Center of Hope will be at the leading edge of a movement to push back hopelessness in Parker County, Texas. Our organization will consistently radiate waves of hope that generate transformation within our sphere of influence. This transformation will reduce the level of poverty, break generational cycles of poverty, increase levels of self-sufficiency, improve life and job skills, and foster increased attitudes of caring within our community.
Our desire is to instill hope in our community by exemplifying God’s expectations expressed in Micah 6:8, “to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” We will draw alongside of churches, businesses and individuals who share our desire of creating a community of hope that produces the opportunity for people to live successful, joy-filled lives.
The gauge of our accomplishment will be found in the satisfaction of:
- Our staff members who thrive in their role of serving others
- Our volunteers who experience fulfillment of their personal calling by serving with us
- Our donors who discover the value of investing in our cause
- Our partners who share our dream and multiply hope
- Our participants whose lives have been transformed by their encounter with hope
By God’s grace, he will use our organization to leave his imprint of love and hope on the community that he has called us to serve.
Restoring Hope and Changing Lives
Today, Parker County Center of Hope operates all programs from 1318 Clear Lake Road in Weatherford, Texas providing help to those who are hungry, homeless, under educated, unemployed, working but living at or near poverty, single parents, the elderly, disabled, disadvantaged youth and children and families in crisis.
The Hope Chest upscale resale shop was added in June 2014 as a means by which 6-month internships would be offered to individuals who had participated in the Jobs for Life program or are referred by Texas Workforce for job training purposes.
Through more than 20 years of service, Center of Hope has learned that while addressing the material aspects of poverty is important, true rehabilitation and restoration are only achieved through long-term solutions. We have focused our work on an integrated service model that addresses the holistic needs of individuals and leads them to a path of economic independence and improved quality of life.
- Every Person has value – regardless…
- Relationships are essential to discover the root of the problem
- Effective assistance requires accountability
- Long-term solutions require personal investment
- Success is achieved through addressing physical, educational and spiritual needs
Center of Hope provides assistance to individuals living in Parker County and those who live in the Aledo ISD area (Tarrant County). These cities include: Aledo, Annetta, Annetta North, Annetta South, Azle, Briar, Cool, Cresson, Fort Worth (Aledo ISD), Horseshoe Bend, Hudson Oaks, Millsap, Mineral Wells, Reno, Sanctuary, Springtown, Weatherford, Western Lake and Willow Park.
Statement of Faith:
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration is by the Holy Spirit, through whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.