The Downtown Hope Center (DHC) serves the hungry and homeless in Anchorage. We do this through many programs, one being our Feed Me Hope Culinary Program (FMH). In FMH, students attend job skills class where they learn how to build a resume, apply for jobs, etc. They also attend life skills class where we address root issues and decisions that lead them to us. Whether that be homelessness, poverty, or formerly incarcerated. The students work in the kitchen where they help prep for the daily lunch service that feeds over 300 individuals and assist with dinner for the 55 women who stay in our homeless emergency shelter. We also have a shower house and a clothing closet. Monday through Friday, the homeless can come inside and get clothes from our clothing closet as they wait for a hot shower and have their laundry washed. The homeless community knows that we desire to see them succeed and heal. We are a beacon of the hope of Christ for the city of Anchorage. We are currently purchasing Uptown Suites, an 18-unit apartment complex adjacent to the Downtown Hope Center. ‘Suite Hope’ will be used as safe housing for our students in FMH along with women who are ready to transition from our emergency shelter to transitional housing. Suite Hope provides a safe home for women to heal as they address the trauma of abuse and addictions of all types. Owning this building will take us one more step towards helping people have Hope Restored, Hearts Renewed, and Lives Transformed.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
When you donate to Downtown Hope Center (DHC) through Pick.Click.Give., you will help provide 100,000 meals annually, 200 showers monthly, 200 loads of laundry monthly, shelter 55 women, and help in the employment of Feed Me Hope program graduates which has an 80% success rate. Your donation will also help DHC purchase 'Suite Hope' and provide apartments free of charge or at a greatly reduced rate for at least 18 individuals.