A co-living space for women & girls.
Hope House is The Ladies of Hope Ministries independent living space designed to provide a holistic environment of support services, guidance, and safe housing for women impacted by trauma. Our goal is to ensure women have the space and support to build the skills necessary to become self-sustainable and thrive in their community.
Our Story: A Journey of Hope, Awareness, and Change
The Hope House was founded in 2017. While incarcerated at Danbury Federal Prison in 2013, Topeka K. Sam and Vanee Sykes imagined a home for women coming home from prison that would provide an abundance of services. Upon their return to the community, they created and launched the first Hope House in the Bronx. From the start, Hope House has been dedicated to helping women find meaningful employment, educational opportunities, family reunification, and healing through trauma-informed care services.
Formerly incarcerated women are 35% more likely to be homeless than men.
People who have been to prison just once experience homelessness at a rate nearly 7 times higher than the general public.