Founder’s Vision: Hands Up Homeless Ministries, Inc. was founded by Hope Reaves and Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks because of their desire to see the homeless set free, and delivered from the bondage of homelessness; they want the homeless lives to be better. We thank God for our first volunteer, Christine; she was also homeless and she wants to help the homeless too. Hope and Dr. Hooks want the homeless to know that God loves them and teach them about God; as well as want them to experience God’s love and grace, for themselves. Dr. Hooks knows what it is like to be homeless and broken; she was homeless and broken!  BUT God! God wants to turn the homeless’ lives around too, like He did Dr. Hooks’ life!

Hope knows too how it feels to be hopeless, helpless, and homeless; she grew up in a children's home. Growing up, she struggled with many things such as being separated from her eight siblings and going through two divorces. Hope has three children; two are adults and the other a teenager - she raised them on her own with God's help. At the age of 38, Hope was adopted by a loving couple; as they ministered to her, they wanted to give her the desires of her heart also. Hope wanted to show the homeless, the same love and compassion, she had received; she wanted to give back to others who were broken. Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, Hope is no longer affiliated with "Hands Up Homeless Ministries;" I wish her and her family the best!

Mission:  To let the homeless know that God loves them very much and have not forgotten about them; that God cares about them – right where they are! We want to show the homeless God want to give them His hand, so HE can pull them up! We are the instruments, God is using to help the homeless, build better lives for themselves.