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​275 Grove Rd. P.O. Box 1828    Richmond, Indiana  47375-1828

Phone:  765-935-3000  

E-Mail:  hopehouse@richmondhopehouse.org

HOPE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

​​For Immediate Release:

October 1, 2021

Contact Hope House Director Whitney Mays (wdm196249@gmail.com


Hope House is pleased to announce the launch of a capital campaign to raise $550,000 for the purpose of remodeling the former Girls Inc. building on North 10th Street in Richmond. This will become the new home of the Hope House which has resided in a building on State Hospital grounds since its inception in 2001.


Board Co-Chair Gene Webb says he is excited that the campaign is moving to the public phase.  "The board has been working hard since the building was purchased in 2018 and is fully committed to this project.  Even with the setback of the pandemic, progress has been made and work on the site is underway.  We look forward to moving into our new home!"


In 2016 the board decided to embark upon a search for a facility of its own, a facility that would be more suitably located to serve those men seeking help from addiction.  It will also serve as a homeless shelter for men just as it has in the past.


Former Wayne County Sheriff, Matt Strittmatter, the chairperson of the campaign, states, "Hope House is an important part of our community.  Substance abuse is an epidemic here, and the relocation of Hope House will enhance its mission to help men to overcome their addiction."


Hope House Director Whitney Mays commented that Hope House has been a consistent part of Wayne County since 2001 serving addicted and homeless men.  "We are excited to begin the effort to move into our new building on North 10th St.  We want to be a beacon of light and hope in our new neighborhood.  We are grateful for the support we have received from our community over the years and look forward to continuing this new journey of hope together."