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.
Artwork by Sedona Red Rock Junior High 7th and 8th graders
A temporary home for Sedona’s most vulnerable children
Providing Hope for Sedona’s homeless families
John Lothrop, Sandy Moriarty, Karen Osburn,
John Bassous, Isabel Rollins
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. See our most recent update for more details about our progress toward providing transitional housing and meals for Sedona's homeless children and their families.
Deana DeWitt, Assistant Superintendent and Homeless Liaison, Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District
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.”