Rescue      Restore    Re-Engage

For years we have been RESCUING  people out of desperate situations and off the street at The Mission and Hope Cottage.

Our RESTORATION Programs are always expanding and people are finding healing from addiction, trauma, grief, abandonment and abuse.

RE-ENAGE is where our new Vision lies.....

We all need one another.
We need to belong.
Housing will never solve homelessness but community will.  
People need to encounter a triumphant hope for how they can live, love and serve after they leave The Mission or Hope Cottage.

Vision Statement

Our organization envisions being a path completely out of homelessness by expanding its present mission of providing emergency shelter, food and recovery support to include finding dignified work and a permanent home through a Christ-inspired community. 

Where we are headed... a huge vision!

The solution to homeless is based on Christ's simple call to "Love one another".  Coming face-to-face with the radical love of Jesus, a love that dares to permanently care is life transforming.  We were all created to be in relationship with others.  We need one another. All of us need to know that someone else knows our name and cares about us.  The one thing that all homeless individuals have in common is a profound, catastrophic loss of family.  When the bottom fell out, there was no one there to provide a hand up and out of crisis.  

After 63 years of meeting the needs of the homeless, we realize that solving homelessness takes a human-to-human, heart-to-heart connection. The solution is not transactional but relational, and it is not temporary but permanent.  Providing shelter, food and clothing is not enough.  Sometimes a good job and housing is not enough; we know, we've tried.  We've watched some fall back into addiction or incarceration once they leave The Mission or Hope Cottage and face life alone.  It is heart breaking.  

We are not satisfied with being a temporary solution.  There is a better way.

We want to Bring the homeless home 

We dream of building a sustainable Tiny Home Community Village intermixed with Micro Businesses or Social Enterprises.  It will be called Hope Community Village.  

We will continue to Rescue & Restore Men Women & Children at Hope Cottage and at The Mission.
These are our rescue and recovery centers!

People, formerly homeless will get back to work and have a home!

  • People, “formerly homeless” will find meaningful work, earn a dignified income and pay a modest rent on a tiny home of their own.  This will be permanent supportive housing.  
  • Mentors called "Befriender's" will live, serve and work in the tiny home village.  These are individuals, (like our current staff), who are called into a life of service alongside neighbors who were formerly homeless.
  • Hope Community Village will include several micro businesses.  These may include a Tiny Home Airbnb, Community Garden, Art Studio, Outdoor Amphitheater, Wood Working, Auto Repair, Restaurant and more.
  • People can find hope for their future, rebuild a family of friends and mentors and finally celebrate a permanent path out of homelessness.
  • We will encourage thousands of volunteers annually into a life of service alongside the homeless, inviting them to become mentors and friends, (gardeners, artists, musicians, builders, preachers, teachers etc.).
  • The new community will eventually offer affordable housing, a dire need in Flagstaff. Individuals, formerly homeless, will earn an dignified income and have a HOME!

We long to build a Relational community 

Other organizations around the country are creating these amazing communities and they are the solution to homelessness in this country.  One such place is Community First Village out of Austin Texas!   Hear about their journey below.

We will start with our own,.... old Dorsey manor property

This old property is in serious need of renovation.  We are praying and planning for grant funding and support from our local community to totally gut the facility, renovating it to create our first small community. Each small dwelling will have it's own kitchen and bath.  What we learn from creating this supportive housing community will launch us into a major land purchase and the creation of a much larger tiny home community intermixed with micro-businesses.