House of Hope History and Accomplishments

What is the House of Hope

House of Hope is a community outreach organization initially started out of Bethlehem Assembly of God Church to meet the needs of those in our community who are in need. Staffed by volunteers from the church as well as the community, House of Hope is committed to impacting and changing lives through the diverse services offered.

House of Hope vision


Our vision is to become a bridge of hope that provides life changing assistance to individuals and their families through House of Hope Centers in the Metro region.

House of Hope History and Accomplishments


The mission of the House of Hope is to serve and resource individuals and their families through practical assistance, regardless of race, creed, citizenship status, or financial resources, through the distribution of food to those in need, as well as, to direct them to other resources to empower them to effectively change their life situation.


“ Brighter Future”
Our slogan reflects our commitment to impacting and changing lives through the diversity of services offered


House of Hope History and Accomplishments

The House of Hope had its official launch on June 10, 2007 at a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Bethlehem Assembly of God at its annual block party. This ceremony was presided over by the late mayor of Valley Stream, Mayor Edward Cahill, Councilman James Darcy and other public officials including the president of the Chamber of Commerce. The vision to establish the House of Hope was inspired by a commitment to missions by Rev. Steven Milazzo, Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Assembly of God.

Supported by the church and community at large, House of Hope has experienced sustainable growth over the past three years going from eight clients in the first month to currently serving over 300 clients on a monthly basis. Over the last year House of Hope served over 2,400 clients, experiencing turnover as clients become empowered through the ESL program, finding jobs or relocating to other areas. The ESL (English as a Second Language) program has an enrollment of 20 students per academic year (with a waiting list) and graduates students per year many of them continuing to the next level (beginner/intermediate/advanced).