Our Story - House of Hope

In 1984, Youth Challenge International (YCI) purchased the property that we are currently occupying in Wildwood. YCI remained on the campus until 2014 when the ministry was moved from Florida and the members of Hope Lutheran church purchased the land. The newly-formed ministry of House of Hope was allowed to provide our program on this same campus.

With assistance from the Helping Hands ministry of New Covenant UMC and the Hands of Hope ministry of Hope Lutheran, along with very generous local contractors, and many other volunteers, all of the buildings for our students and offices were completely renovated.

We are very grateful to Hope Lutheran for allowing us to help our students virtually rent-free on this beautiful campus for the past 4-1/2 years.

Since the property has now been sold, we will be embarking on the next part of the journey for House of Hope. To read more about our exciting plans (click here)

To sum up the sentiment of one of the volunteers,

"I have volunteered there since early in the spring of 2014 and this is the most satisfying volunteer experience I have ever been involved in."

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Wildwood, FL 34785
House of Hope is easily accessible from the Florida Turnpike & I-75