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Summer ‘2024 @ Hope Christian Center

NYC Alumni Support Group

  • Meets bi-weekly
  • Led by Angel Rodriguez, Hope Center alumnus (’88)
  • Encouragement, accountability, discipleship, prayer

Bi-Weekly

2nd and 4th Fridays @ 7:30pm

Discipleship and Prayer

Meet with fellow alumni for ongoing support.

from the director…

Since 1969 Hope has been a Christ-centered, gospel-proclaiming refuge for men whose lives were negatively impacted by substance abuse. About 4,000 men came through the doors and more than
400 completed the program. Started by men with a vision to reach those whose lives were burdened with the consequences of addictions, Hope offered hope to the hopeless.

“For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth” (Eccl. 3:1 NET Bible). After 54 years, the time has come for Hope to close its doors. In the 1980s and 1990s there was a waiting list for men wanting to join the program. For the past ten years there has been a steady decrease in the number of students in residence, and since COVID the house has seldom been at even half capacity. This trend has been occurring in similar programs as well; and although the need to help the substance abuser still exists, the last several years has led us to the conclusion that men are not looking for this type of program now.

We have been committed to continuing only as long as the Lord willed it; we don’t want to keep open what He wants to close. This year it has become clear that Hope’s ministry has finished its course. Although there are sufficient finances to continue, there are no residential staff and there are no students. The Hope Board of Directors voted September 23 to close the residential program.

However, the gospel ministry continues through a support/bible study group that meets bi-weekly to encourage men who struggle with substance abuse. Angel Rodriguez, a Hope graduate and current member of the Board of Directors, leads this much-needed approach to addressing  life-controlling problems.

 

 

Because of His grace,

 

Jack Roberts
Director

Support Group Info

Date

Bi-weekly, rolling basis

Location

TBD.

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Time

2nd & 4th Fridays

7:30 pm

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