1 Year. A LOT of Hope.

A Reflection by Dannis Matteson, Hope House Resident


Wow, what a year. So much growth, so much change, so much transformation since May of 2015!

As I look at our year at the Hope House, I am left with so much gratitude.

Thank you, David for allowing that seed to be planted!

Thank you, Molly for nurturing the dream years ago, and for jumping in and doing the hard work of starting this thing!

Thank you, Kevin, Shanu, and Sara, for forging a foundation of what it means to be Hope!

Thank you, Port staff and volunteers for your patience and accompaniment as we worked to build a new HOPE community guided by the light of tradition.

Thank you, Port Board for your guidance and support all year long.

Thank you, to all of you who have generously supported us in so many ways to help us get the Hope House running again. You surprised us with an abundance of donations, service, and encouragement all year!

Thank you, Back of the Yards community for welcoming us and sharing your vibrant beauty!

As Tom and I transition out of the Hope House and on to our next step in life’s journey, this gratitude and all of these memories will continue to light our way… We look forward to hearing about the growth and transformation that will continue to blossom at the Hope House and the Port at large!