Chelan Valley Hope

417 South Bradley Street, Chelan, WA, United States
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The Scope of Hope

Chelan Valley Hope is a hub for compassionate community connections and resources. Our purpose is two-fold: helping individuals and families in crisis access basic needs like food, transportation, utilities, rent, clothing, emergency shelter, and other social and health services; and empowering people to improve their lives through enrichment programs, family advocacy programs, mental health services, and educational opportunities.

The Goal of Hope

Our immediate and urgent goal to purchase the Cornerstone Building will assure our long-term goal of continuing to serve individuals and families in need for generations to come. Cornerstone is not only home to Chelan Valley Hope, but also houses Give Naked, Manger Mall, Butte Life Resources, The Landing, Salvation Army’s voucher program, ESL classes as well as Lake Chelan Food Bank. The building is owned by the city, and slated to be sold in 2016. If that happens, we’ll likely revert to a dysfunctional system where services for the disadvantaged are scattered all over town and subject to higher rents and frequent relocation. We are counting on support from generous donors to enable us to purchase Cornerstone, assuring that these essential services remain readily accessible and viable.

The History of Hope

Chelan Valley Hope was conceived in 2008 under the direction of Rich Watson when Chelan Round Table members began discussing ways to better aid under-resourced Chelan Valley residents. They wanted to offer more than one-time, emergency assistance; they wanted to offer a way out of poverty. They realized that building relationships, treating people with dignity, and creating a network of compassionate service providers could pave the way for long-term recovery. And thus Chelan Valley Hope was born. We first opened in June 2009 at the Methodist Church. Cornerstone is our fourth location, and by far our best. The building affords the opportunity to have multiple critical needs services under one roof, and to make the burden of seeking assistance much easier for our neighbors in need.

Here are just a few of the things we’ve accomplished with one part-time paid administrator and community volunteers:

Confidential intake and assessment of more than 500 families and individuals.
Providing emergency stipends to assist with rent, utilities, gas, car repairs, bus tickets, medical care, clothing, and more.
Helping clients develop a plan to achieve or restore solvency.
Connecting clients with resources for continued recovery, growth, and long-term success.
Stocking a non-food pantry with personal hygiene items, diapers, pet food, warm winter coats, and other essentials.
Serving as the hub for the 2014 local Carlton Complex fire relief
Carefully leveraging $90,000+ in cash donations
Transporting several tons of donated goods to displaced families
Partnering with “Feed My Starving Children”, “Art with Heart”, “Back to School Fairs” and other community projects to raise funds that support various efforts and programs.

Our Hours

General hours **Holiday hours may vary**
Monday9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wenesday9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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