A co-living space for women & girls.

Hope House

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.

The Numbers


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.

Formerly incarcerated individuals are almost 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general public.

The House

Today, each guest at Hope House is provided with a private bedroom. Guests also enjoy the large updated kitchen to prepare meals, on-site laundry, access to computers, and outdoor patio areas.  Hope House provides an on-site House Coordinator to assist guests with obtaining identification, social security cards, applying for public assistance, employment services, and exploring educational options.

Hope House Testimonials

"It's been good. They really keep me motivated. They take a lot of stress off you when you're first coming home by helping with doctors' appointments, Medicaid, food stamps, and finding a job. I live in a five-bedroom house! To have a space of your own to call your home is amazing."


 “I’m feeling very optimistic about the future because I have a plan, I have goals, and I’m in Hope House.”


The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM)

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