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Hope Center Updates

4-7-2022 Update

Hello Friends!

 

As you all know, the Hope Center will be moving from our current  location in the East Elementary school to other temporary space until we can find/build our permanent home.  We are to be out by July 1.  Our goal is to once again have a one stop shop facility to continue to serve our community once we are settled.

 

To get to that point, we’ve had to find separate space for our ministries, offices, and storage (which we do not have in full yet).  We are also looking for a kitchen to use so that we do not have any breaks in our service to those in need.

 

I know this is a lot, believe me, we know!  We are scrambling each and every day to try to make this happen, and know that it wouldn’t without God’s blessings on us.

 

A God story for you is that when the dental office building (behind First Presbyterian Church) went up for sale, someone came in to talk to us about purchasing the property.  She then made a call to Susie Strauss (the owner) to see if she would be willing to work with us on obtaining the space.  Low and behold Susie was very happy about selling to us and offered us a very good deal so that we could purchase the property.  In doing so she asked if we would carry on the legacy of her husband Dr. Strauss and their daughter Victoria by naming the property something that would remind everyone of these two special people.  It was determined that we would name it The Jerry and Victoria Strauss Center of Hope.  What a wonderful way to be able to carry on the name!!!!!  We were truly blessed when our paths crossed.

 

We will be moving our offices and EAP into this space temporarily, but will make it a Center of Hope transition home once we move to our permanent spot.

 

I’m writing to you now to let you know that we still have plenty of needs during this time.  

 

We have three full ministries that we are not sure where they are going to land.  And still not sure how we are going to continue feeding our clients.

 

Space to use is greatly needed (if you know of any space please let us know), and also funds to continue our ministries and keep delivering God’s blessings to our community.

 

WE NEED YOU!!!  We cannot do this alone.  I know that God will lay it upon your hearts in whatever way you are supposed to help us in these times of upheaval.  Please know that every bit you give, God will give back tenfold.  Help us to help our neighbors, family, friends, and community.

 

To give, go to our website  and then share with others so they have the opportunity to give as well.

 

 

Thanks for all of your support!

 

 Be Blessed.

 

Becky Bolt

Executive Director/CEO

MAMA Secretary

office@hopecenterohio.org

 

The Hope Center

212 Chestnut Street

Marysville, OH   43040

937-303-4209 ex. 703

 

Life is full of changes and we are going through a big one right now, but this will lead to bigger and better things. But to alleviate any fears we want to start by emphasizing The Hope Center is not leaving the community. 

On December 9, 2021 the Maryville Exempted Village School District Board of Education announced its plans to use the Chestnut Street building, which the Hope Center is housed in, for district use. The Hope Center has leased the building from MEVSD for the last 10 years.  We find ourselves in a position that we will most likely be looking for another location for our services.

 

It has come to our attention that there is a concern in the community that The Hope Center will be going away due to the recent discussions.  This is not going to happen.  We may be moving, but not ceasing our community involvement and services. Yes, we would have planned for a year or more to do a proper facility campaign to raise money for the move in a perfect world,  but we know and trust that God has a solution for our community to be taken care of.

In an effort to be transparent about this situation we want to let the community know the facts as we know them at this time.

  • We were originally given till March to find other accommodations, but the board of education extended that till July.

  • We are in talks right now with members of our community, and the schools on a solution for the location of the Hope Center that can be a win/win for all. 

  • The Hope Center became the reality of a dream in December of 2011. The original vision still holds true today and that is to see the needs of every person met in our community: physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. We knew this was only possible by working together through the Body of Christ.

  • About 25 pastors took out the lease to help the Hope Center become a reality. We don’t know if any of us realized at the time how extra-ordinary this was and how incredible our community is. This has been the reality for the past 10 years and we know that God is not done yet.

  • The school district has been a great partner in helping the Hope Center impact our community in such a powerful way by leasing us this building. We could not have done this without their help.

 

We will know more after the next school board meeting in January. Options for the Hope Center might be leasing another building, purchase a building or the plans change and we stay in the current building.

 

Join us in prayer for a solution for the schools, the Hope Center, and the families in our community.

 

We invite you to contribute monetary donations to help with whatever the situation may be to find a new location for the Hope Center. It may be improvements to a current location, buying a new facility to call home or something in between. But we were not counting on making this change in 2022. So we are looking to the community for help. Anyone with a location suggestion for a new home for The Hope Center, please contact us at operations@hopecenterohio.org. Please enter any thoughts or comments or cheers to help us get through this on our FACEBOOK page or in the form below. 

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Thanks for caring!