Homes of Hope directly affects 5 aspects of the family:
A debt-free home helps lift families out of poverty. Conquering the perceived impossibility of owning a home gives the family confidence for victories in other areas of life and hope for a better future.
A stable home environment encourages learning and promotes academic success. A home with a cement floor improves cognitive development by 36-96%.
Preventive health care and medical treatment are improved. A house with a cement floor, as opposed to a dirt floor, produces a 78% reduction in parasitic infestations, a 49% reduction in diarrhea, and an 81% reduction in anemia. Sickness, injuries, and physical ailments from exposure are significantly reduced.
A home provides a safe and welcoming environment for families to invite others and show hospitality to their community. Families are able to function and relate in healthy ways without the prolonged and persistent traumatic experiences associated with homelessness.
The gift of a home is a practical demonstration of God’s love for a family. Families given a home are inspired to respond by giving back to others in need, leading to transformed communities.