Andy Schwartz, Street Outreach Coordinator and Heather Surovik, Volunteer Manager from HOPE (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement) spoke to our club about this non-profit organization.
HOPE provides a year-round overnight center for the homeless, located at 804 S. Lincoln Street.   HOPE meets people where they are. Every night of the year, street outreach teams provide basic needs support for people experiencing homelessness in Longmont. Engaging with clients from a standpoint of compassion and dignity, we build trust within the community. Because we go directly to those in need, HOPE is often the first point of contact for people living on the margin, supporting those who are falling through the cracks or are not eligible for services at other agencies. Our mission is to provide life-sustaining and supportive services for homeless and at-risk individuals to encourage stability and self-sufficiency. 
HOPE began in 2007 and continues to grow, filling gaps that make it difficult for the vulnerable population of unhoused to move towards self sufficiency. They now offer year round nighttime navigation services including sheltering, case management, hot meals, job search assistance, showers and more. HOPE recently launched the SafeLot Program, providing safe parking for those who sleep in their cars.