Home Start Hope

PO Box 25653
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-265-3383
Contact: Kristin Mathis

Email: info@homestarthope.org
Website: www.homestarthope.org

Home Start Hope supports women transitioning from Bethany House and Sojourner House to independent living. Each of these homes offer shelter, safety, and counseling among other services. They help women get back on their feet after fleeing abusive relationships, recovering from drug addiction or who are recently released from incarceration. These women lack even the most basic household essentials to begin the process of rebuilding their lives. We provide the women with a wish list of items to choose from such as: dishes, sheets and towels, just to name a few. By providing these essential household items, Home Start Hope works to support the women as they begin the journey of rebuilding their lives with renewed dignity and self-esteem. Since 2010 we have met the needs of more than 250 women and children.

Wish List

All Wish List items are to be NEW.
  • bath mats
  • bed in a bag (twin, queen, king)
  • blankets
  • brooms
  • coffee makers
  • dish racks
  • hangers
  • irons
  • laundry baskets
  • mattress pads
  • pillows
  • toasters
  • towels
  • wall clocks
  • waste baskets

Volunteers Needed

Grant writing.
Fund development.
Social media.
Public relations.
Wish list fulfillment.
Event planning.
Community outreach with partners, schools, businesses, etc.

Information reviewed by agency 7/27/17. (Wish List and Volunteers Needed updated.)