“We plants seeds, water fertile ground, and watch our clients grow and blossom,” says Hope Rising Assistant Program Coordinator Chrishania Robinson. Hope Rising is one of House of Ruth’s permanent, supportive housing programs created for women and children recovering from the effects of domestic violence, homelessness and mental health challenges. Twelve families can live at Hope Rising’s permanent housing site. Mothers who come to Hope Rising arrive with a mental health condition or have experienced trauma that caused a mental health issue. The ultimate goal is for Hope Rising clients to stabilize their mental health and to access the resources needed to become self-sufficient.
Women arrive with their own unique priorities, and Hope Rising enables them to take the time needed to restructure their lives. Chrishania says, “We have had clients come so far in their healing process that they are able to purchase their own homes when leaving House of Ruth. They are able to piece back together the fragments of their lives that have been broken apart over so many years.”