Restored Hope is a private non-profit ministry in Dade City FL assisting the homeless, those on the verge of homelessness and those in need in East Pasco County. The center gives families, seniors, and the disabled HOPE in crisis situations by giving them practical help and support in their time of need. Homeless prevention is the main program, keeping them housed, utilities on and food on the table.
According to the State of Florida 2016 Homeless Census Estimates, the homeless count went down but still does not account for all the families that are doubled up, living with family or friends with no place of their own.
In 2017, the center assisted and logged in the Homeless Management Information System, 620 adults with 540 children. That does not include the 500 families we assisted after Hurricane Irma with the Pasco County Government relief distribution as RH was the designated East Pasco distribution site. Many staff and volunteers worked diligently for 9 days to help those in need with items such as food, clothes, baby items, hygiene products, cleaning products and much more.
Restored Hope works with non-profits like the Coalition for the Homeless and Metropolitan Ministries, as well as other area non-profits in the East Pasco communities, to offer hope and healing for East Pasco County’s homeless and empower them to ultimately become self sufficient.
The center is very fortunate to have a formal partnership with Metropolitan Ministries, an agency that has over 40 years experience serving and ministering to the poor, the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. The center is very grateful to them for all their encouragement and support since RH opened its doors in November of 2013.
They have helped our center in Dade City with best practices for procedures, brought their staff to in-service our staff, donated needed items and prayed generously for Restored Hope. We thank them greatly for all their support.