At Restore Hope, we believe in the power of relationships. The heart of our work is getting to know the women we serve, taking the time to learn their stories, their hopes, their dreams. It is through these relationships that we are able to establish the trust necessary to dig deeper and tackle the root causes that have led our friends to experience homelessness. 

As we build relationships, our volunteers take the time to walk through life with our new friends. We can’t promise to have all the answers, but we can promise to do our best to provide access to basic necessities, resource connections, and encouraging conversation.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

This approach is based on the idea of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is often shown as a pyramid where each level of need must be met before moving on to the next. Restore Hope works with other service organizations to ensure each woman has her physiological and safety needs met with food, clothing, and safe shelter. We then meet the need for belonging and love through caring relationships. As women work through their personalized action plan, they begin to regain their self-esteem. It is through meeting all of these needs that they are finally able to reach the point of self-actualization and finding their full potential. This is a process that takes time, but the end result is worth the wait. 

Beginning in 2021, Restore Hope has launched our new Mentorship Program. Volunteers are paired one-on-one with women experiencing homelessness, allowing them to build deeper connections and walk together through an action plan toward hope and restoration. Learn more about the program here.

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, check out our volunteer info page to get involved!