Bonnie Petrie

Star of Hope: Breaking a Dangerous Cycle

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61214-star-hope-post(HOUSTON) — As a child, Sara lived with her mom, sometimes in shelters, and sometimes on the streets.

“Homelessness is a dangerous cycle,” she said. “It’s easy to get in, but very hard to get out. You’re often stereotyped; people try to put you in a box, tell you what you need to do when they have never walked a day in your shoes.”

Learning to dream again took time, as did finding a permanent home.

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Sara and her mother now live at Star of Hope’s New Haven therapeutic housing complex. She still has a hard time believing it was really true.

“Even when we moved out of the shelter and they gave us our keys, I guess it didn’t click in yet,” she said. “I’m like, but it’s got to be a catch.”

Through it all, Sara says her mother taught her not to give up and not to allow bad things to make her bitter — only better.

SEE ALSO: Join Us for a #DayOfHope for Houstonians in Need

NEWS 92 FM and the Star of Hope are teaming up Friday to raise awareness and funds for our “Day of Hope” Radiothonhelping our neighbors in need battle against homelessness.

Every day, more than 1,200 men, women and children rely on the Star of Hope Mission for a meal and a safe place to stay. Meanwhile, as the temperatures climb, the demand for services increase.

From nutritious meals to emergency shelter and beyond, the Star of Hope offers a wide range of supportive programs key to breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Please join us from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and help lend your support to Houstonians in need. This is your chance to give and help out the less fortunate in our area.


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