House of Hope
The Langley House of Hospitality, House of Hope, opened Memorial Day of 2015. It operates as a 90 day shelter for families and single adults who are homeless or at severe risk of becoming homeless. Guests are referred to the House of Hope by the Housing Support Center, run by Island County, after an intake process which matches homeless or soon to be homeless families or individuals with suitable housing. The majority of those we serve are from our community on Whidbey Island. They are our neighbors and friends.
The House has 4 bedrooms and has stayed at full capacity since opening our doors. Two bedrooms accommodate families and two are best for couples or single adults who share a room. As many as 15 adults and children have shared the three bathrooms, living room and kitchen. House guests also share in chores and maintaining the House and often look after each other.
At the House guests find staff and volunteers who care about them, advocate for and befriend them on the journey towards permanent housing and stability. While at the House guests work to find employment, connect with social services, and settle into permanent and affordable housing. This house of hospitality is a place where individuals in our community who find themselves without shelter, experience the gift of hospitality and a warm and safe home.