Our Mission statement:
Hope House of Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them, and for their children.
“Mission Increase is connected with a large number of ministries and yours stands out as a ministry that God is blessing and working through in tremendous ways. We believe in all that God is doing through your ministry to reach people’s lives and change them forever.” -Suzanne Dubois, Mission Increase Foundation
Hope House of Colorado is committed to transforming the lives of teen mothers around the world.
The vision for Hope House came through the founders’ work with teenage moms in a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) support group. Lisa Steven and Amie Walton, who had both been teen mothers themselves, found that most of the girls they worked with had very unstable home lives. Many had alcohol or drug addicted parents. Some were homeless, and almost all had been abused in some way as a child. Searches for resources, especially housing, were frustrating. Most providers were “maternity homes,” serving pregnant teens who were allowed to stay only six months following the birth of a child. Almost no one would take a teen who was already parenting. With the realization of such a deep need, came a call on the hearts of the founders to build a home for teen moms and their children. The vision from the beginning was to create a model, and to one day serve teen moms in Hope House homes all over the country.
Hope House of Colorado was incorporated in October 2000, and the next three years were spent developing a comprehensive self sufficiency program, building a funding base, and learning how to run a non-profit organization. In April 2003, Hope House opened the doors of its first Residential Program. In 2006, Hope House moved into their own facility (Read our story). In 2007, Hope House began providing Community Programs to teen mothers, including a Mentoring Program, and a GED Program.