Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, Community Through Hope will function as an Emergency Nutrition and Diaper Bank Site. Our agency will be open for Drive Thru/Walk Up emergency services. Our hours of operation will be: Wednesday (Walk Up) 9AM-11AM. Please note you will be required to fill out a form and be given a card for you to keep that will allow you to access nutrition. Thursday (Drive Thru) 8AM-2PM. For essential workers (who can provide identification) who can’t make either of those distribution days and still need nutrition you can make an appointment by email (elijahmay@communitythroughhope.org). If you wish to support our efforts to serve those most vulnerable, please click this donation link.

CLOSED
December 24, 2020 – January 3, 2021

New Food Distribution Operating Hours
January 6 – 28, 2021
Nuevas Horas de Operación de Distribución de Alimentos:
A partir de la semana del 16 de noviembre, fin de año.

Jan 6, Wednes. (Walk-ins) @ 9:00am – 11:00am
Jan 7, Thurs. (Drive-Thru) @ 8:00am- 2:00pm
Jan 13, Wednes. (Walk-ins) @ 9:00am- 11:00am
Jan 14, Thurs. (Drive-Thru) @ 8:00am – 2:00pm
Jan 20, Wednes. (Walk-ins) @ 9:00am – 11:00am
Jan 21, Thurs. (Drive-Thru) @ 8:00am – 2:00pm
Jan 27, Wednes. (Walk-ins) @ 9:00am- 11:00am
Jan 28, Thurs. (Drive-Thru) @ 8:00am- 2:00pm
*Must be wearing a mask
*Walk up for those without car only
*Essential Worker
– must provide employee ID
-appointment can be made at 619.915.7256

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to foster hope for a better life for those facing food insecurity and for those without a permanent home by providing a hand up through innovative and compassionate programs with equality, dignity and respect.

THE THEORY OF CHANGE

OUR MODEL AND HOW IT WORKS

Theory of Change is essentially a description and illustration of how and why a desired change is expected to happen in a particular context. It is focused in on mapping out or filling in what has been described as the “missing middle”. That is what is between what a program or change initiative does (its activities or interventions) and how these lead to desired goals being achieved. It does this by first identifying the desired long-term goals, and then works back from these, to identify all the conditions (outcomes) that must be in place (and how these relate to one another casually) for the goals to occur. These are all mapped out in an Outcome Framework.


THE STEPS ON THE PATH

PREVENTION

Prevention takes many forms. It is important to engage one another at a level where one learns of situations and can come up with immediate solutions before the issue becomes a crisis. Ask family or friends for support services. Use the 211 network for information regarding County services. Access Health and Human Services, local non-profits, South Bay Community Services, faith-bases organizations and counseling services.

INTERVENTION

Intervention can only work, if the individual in crisis is willing to be proactive and willing to take action oriented steps to bring about change. This includes, setting and keeping appointments and being prepared with needed documents. Most importantly, following through with tasks given by those assisting. Lastly, being open minded to solutions, not expectations.

HEALING

The healing processes begins when an individual can see how their action/non-actions played a part in the need for prevention or intervention. One must accept the current situation as far as it is fixable and take responsibility for ones behavior. Healing is gained when the individual is able to move forward and not repeat past mistakes or make poor choices.

EDUCATION

As an individual puts into action a plan by which they are learning different ways to deal with crisis. New pathways are formed by creating a plan to self-sufficiency that includes bettering their lives through an educational model.

Personal Counseling/Group Therapy
Anger Management/Personal Resource Development
Continuing or Higher Education
Legal Assistance/Relationship Building

LEADERSHIP

As an individual puts into action and maintains a plan in which they are learning new ways of dealing with crisis, they are able to share their experience for the betterment of those around them. Volunteerism is one avenue to give back through works of charity. Another can be to become involved in a large scale community project. Serving as a mentor and sharing one’s personal journey will inspire others!