Food for those who are hungry…
HOPE STATION operates a Food Pantry that is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 9:00 – 11:30 am. During that time individuals and families who qualify select a three-day supply of food. Over 2,000 families (4,000 individuals) are served annually through the HOPE STATION Food Pantry. Clients may receive food once every 30 days, and are eligible if the head of household can provide a food stamp card and a government-issued photo ID, or if they can document that their family income falls below 200% of the federal poverty level. Government-issued IDs also are required for all family members.
Shelter for men who are homeless…
HOPE STATION operates a 20-bed emergency night shelter that provided nearly 7,000 shelter nights for 135 different men in 2016. Men are eligible for the shelter who:
- are at least 18 years of age;
- are residents of Wilson County, NC (or were residents at the time of hospitalization or incarceration);
- literally have no place to stay meant for human habitation;
- have no financial resources to obtain housing.
Men stay in the shelter at night, but during the day are expected to seek employment, participate in mental health or addiction-recovery programs, attend school or vocational training/re-retraining, or volunteer.
Emergency Financial assistance…
HOPE STATION provides financial assistance persons experiencing an emergency which makes it difficult to pay for rent, utilities, medications, transportation, securing IDs, temporary housing, and other miscellaneous needs. The intent of the assistance is to help persons get through unexpected circumstances, rather than to provide support for those who need similar assistance month after month.