We are a community that is learning what it looks like to love God and love one another. When it comes to following Jesus we believe that the greatest sermon we could preach is the sermon of our lives. Our family at Living Hope is shouting the gospel with our lives!
Living Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to employ, equip, & empower the poor in our city with dignity and accountability. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty in our community with your help! We are creating lasting solutions to the current challenges our community is facing today.
There are two predominant strategies in addressing poverty: Emergency services & community development. Emergency service agencies look to address an immediate need in the moment and community development focuses on why a person is in need to begin with. Both are important components to address systemic poverty in a community. Emergency services without community development creates dependency and entitlement. All of our programs at Living Hope are oriented around the fundamental belief that to do for others that they have the capacity to do for themselves has the potential to be more harmful to an individual than helpful. We can be compassionate without enabling and facilitate transformation in a persons life without creating dependence.
We recognized that community development was a glaring gap in services in the Redding community. There are so many emergency services available for individuals but very little follow up to address the actual underlying causes in that persons life that has contributed to their current circumstances. Living Hope is dedicated and focused on community development beyond the immediate needs that people are experiencing. Our programs are meant to engage with the poor in our city where they are but to help them on their journey to reach a place of self-sufficiency where they are no longer dependent on emergency services to thrive.