“where hope is made tangible”
Hope Place strives to make hope tangible through the Body of Christ in South Louisville.
Imagine having the opportunity to serve the nations without ever needing to get on a plane. A place where many languages are spoken and love is felt. This is what you will find at our community development center, Hope Place. It is a place where everyone is welcome and no matter what door they may come through before arriving – a school, mental health center, transitional program, homeless shelter, refugee camp, orphanage, foster-home, rehab, or prison – s/he can be assured to receive compassion, empathy, and support.
Hope Place is a trauma-informed community development center located in the Southside neighborhood of South Louisville. We provide a a variety of services to our neighbors.
–Youth HPASS – Hope Place After School Sessions is for youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade. We offer a variety of therapeutic and expressive activities such as art, dance, music, mindfulness, leadership and mentoring. HPASS is offered Monday through Friday after school.
–Youth Summer Camp – We offer summer camp opportunities for youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade during the months of June and July. Summer camp is an extension of the sessions offered during HPASS. We also offer a week of African Culture Camp that focuses on African history, culture, dance, music and art, food and games.
–Adult Citizenship and Tutoring – Offered to adults who are preparing to take their citizenship test.
–Adult English as a Second Language Class and Tutoring – Offered regularly for adult students whose first language is not English.
–Women’s Only Fitness Center – A safe women’s only space to hang out and exercise. A place to meet with friends and move your body and get fit.
–Community Events – Block parties and holiday parties are offered throughout the year that are open to everyone.
–Community Education – We provide education to the community regarding trauma-informed care, refugee simulations, and cross cultural training.