It started out as a little white house with red shutters next to a daycare center, and for the last nine years it’s been the H.O.P.E. House, where almost 1,400 clients receive food, clothes, books and toys on a monthly basis.
“H.O.P.E. is an acronym for Hope, Opportunity, Prayer and Encouragement,” said Robin Vaughan, the former manager of the H.O.P.E. House program at Brentwood Community United Methodist Church (UMC). “Along with food, we have a supply of toothbrushes, toothpaste, can openers and assorted toiletries for our clients that may need them.”