Lancaster &
Chester Counties

A Church-Based Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

Our Mission and Values

Our Vision

To end and prevent homelessness for single  mothers and their children within our community.

Our Mission

To assist single mothers, with dependent children, experiencing homelessness to secure permanent housing, stability and access to resources in their community through relationships with professional staff and mentoring friendships from local congregations.

Our Values

We hold the following values firmly as we strive to advance the mission of Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties.

  1. We believe that the church is the vital link for ending homelessness for homeless women and children; we believe that mentoring groups provide a long-term supportive network for homeless and at-risk families.
  2. We respect each woman and child participating in the program, regardless of race, ethnicity, faith and past experience.
  3. We draw staff, Board members and mentoring groups from Christian congregations which confess Jesus Christ as divine Lord and Savior.
  4. We believe Jesus Christ is our example in bringing love and hope to the poor, the broken hearted, the oppressed, the homeless and the suffering.
  5. We support and encourage positive life changes related to physical, emotional, social and spiritual wholeness which may occur in all participants, staff, board members and volunteers through their involvement in Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties.
  6. We value the staff who provide professional, compassionate and quality services to participating families and mentoring groups.
  7. We value honesty and integrity as the operating principles for all who are involved with Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties.
  8. We recognize our triune God as the life source for this ministry and depend on prayer to empower us to fulfill God’s purposes through Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties.