Hope House approved as Qualifying Charitable Organization
Hope House will be added to the list of Qualifying Charitable Organizations on the Arizona Department of Revenue website at azdor.org
This QCO code will identify Hope House to donors seeking to utilize the Arizona tax credit. Please consider donating to Hope House through the Arizona tax credit using the QCO Code 22587.
Hope House Walk-through narrated by John Lothrop
Housing Hero Award
Gale and John Lothrop
On August 18th, 2022, at the AZ Dept. of Housing Forum in Scottsdale, Hope House of Sedona received one of six Housing Hero Awards. The category in which they won was the best use of government funds. In 2019, they were awarded a Community Development Block Grant by the City of Sedona. That money was used to build Hope House, transitional housing for homeless families with children. Hope House is now open and serving families. Thank you to all our supporters who helped make this happen.
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We are grateful for the many businesses and organizations that have supported this journey of building Hope House!
Artwork by Sedona Red Rock Junior High 7th and 8th graders
What is Hope House?
A project that began within The Church of the Red Rocks, this effort to help the homeless families with children in Sedona has quickly gained the support of the wider community. At any particular time there are 20-30+ homeless children in the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District. Please take a look at our site and see what we’ve done so far, what’s still on our list of “to do’s” and consider the ways you might help.
Official Groundbreaking June 2, 2021
Speakers for the June 2, 2021 event emceed by Board president, John Lothrop, were Mayor Sandy Moriarty, City Manager Karen Osburn, Assistant Superintendent and homeless liaison for SOCUSD Deana DeWitt, Isabel Rollins from the Northern AZ Council of Governments, and John Bassous from Tierra Verde Builders. Watch and listen to Deana DeWitt's impassioned speech.
A temporary home for Sedona’s most vulnerable children
Providing Hope for Sedona’s homeless families
Stories from Sedona’s Homeless Children
“My Mom finally escaped an abusive relationship and took us to a safe place. We stayed at the Verde Valley Sanctuary for as long as they could let us. They set us up in some temporary house which was a great help, but after their financial help ended we couldn’t find a place to rent that we could afford, so now my two siblings and I live with our Mom in our car. Mom gets us to school every day at West Sedona Elementary even though that’s hard sometimes.”