Elena Siri - MISSION: H.O.P.E
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This is why I continue to toil and struggle—
because His amazing power and energy surge within me.
~Colossians 1:29
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MISSION: H.O.P.E
(Baltimore)
 
HOMELESS OUTREACH PROVIDING ENCOURAGEMENT
(Formerly Mission: "Hats For The Homeless")
  
 
It was 2:00 AM, on a cold Winter night of 2013, when the Lord woke me from my sleep and spoke to me...,"Make hats for the homeless."
 
 
In my OBEDIENCE, I immediately got up to do as He so commanded. Having no finalized number before I began, no specific time frame to produce, nor a method of distribution revealed to me...I set out on my assignment... MISSION: "HATS FOR THE HOMELESS".
 
 
On Saturday, November 2, 2013, with my then husband-to-be by my side, we loaded up the car and made our way to downtown Baltimore....for my first distribution of HATS TO THE HOMELESS! The experience was very humbling and extremely emotional...for as much as we took with us....I knew it wasn't enough.
 
In just two short years, Mission: Hats for the Homeless began to grow! As I branched out in my ministry work, it became necessary to change the name to one that was not limited to the hats I crochet for the homeless during seasons of cold weather. In November 2015, we adopted the new name, MISSION: H.O.P.E, which speaks directly to the work being done (homeless outreach providing encouragement).
 
In direct partnership with
Pastor Pamela Johnson, of "Overflow Ministries" in Baltimore, Maryland, we will combine and increase the efforts of our homeless outreach ministries which will allow us to offer homeless outreach
throughout the entire year.
 
*Learn more about Overflow Ministries at: www.overflowministries1.org
 
Click here if you would like to make a donation to MISSION: H.O.P.E

 
So I realized there is nothing better for us than to find joy in the work we do, for work is its own reward. For who will bring us back to see what will be after we are gone? ~Ecclesiastes 3:22
 
 
 
It is estimated that there are over 5,000 men, women, and children who are homeless in Baltimore on any given night. Four factors are primarily responsible for homelessness: lack of affordable housing, lack of affordable health care, low incomes, and the lack of comprehensive services. Chronic illnesses, including substance abuse disorders and persistent mental illness, and other physical disabilities create additional challenges in resolving homelessness.
*Reference: Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Human Services
 
 
Homelessness. Healthcare. Substance Abuse. Utility Bills. Job Training. Mental Health.
 
 
 
It's simple and easy to remember. Dial 2-1-1 and get connected to free, essential community resources and government assistance to help resolve your financial, health, safety, housing, food, employment and other concerns.
 
Maryland 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any person of any age, any gender and any ethnic background.
*Reference: Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Human Services