Southern Oregon Project Hope
"Founded on compassion and fueled by dedication and urgent need, the mission of Southern Oregon Project Hope is to overcome homelessness in Coos County and to prevent homelessness whenever and wherever possible by all means available to us. Southern Oregon Project Hope extends a much-needed hand up to the Coos County homeless community when they need it most."
Southern Oregon Project Hope is a registered Non-Profit Entity in the state of Oregon. Based in Coos County, Southern Oregon Project Hope (SOPH) is the only Homeless Outreach Organization in the area, at a time when outreach is needed most.
Southern Oregon Project Hope is comprised of a few dedicated and compassionate individuals whose goal is to make daily life a bit easier for those who have lost their homes, jobs and hope in society. SOPH was founded by Donna Stewart and Laura Schier, and was completed with Chris Stewart, Lisa Stewart, Rick Stewart, Josh Woods, Sarah Andrews, Kira Henderson, and Alicia Nukusuk. This small but determined group of people fill their vehicles with warm clothing, food, water, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, shoes, socks and personal care items, and set out daily/nightly to hand them out to the homeless in Coos County, earning their respect and their trust. Often, when running low on supplies, Southern Oregon Project Home Members will take from their own homes, and, as documented in The World Newspaper, even the clothes from their own back to give to someone who needs them more.
Southern Oregon Project Hope operates strictly on an out-of-pocket basis, and receives no funding. To help with their costs for gas, food and supplies, they have opened the PSI to SOPH Community Closet Thrift Shop at 530 N Broadway in Coos Bay, Oregon. Also the home of PSI of Oregon, 100% of all profits from sales at Community Closet goes directly to SOPH and their mission to help the homeless. SOPH Foot Soldiers receive no pay, nor any reimbursement of any kind. Their work comes from their hearts and souls, and they feel they are repayed with the kindness and trust of those they help.
Please follow the links above and see firsthand what SOPH Members do, and why they do it. Read News articles and television reports. While many local non-profits make great verbal promises, Southern Oregon Project Hope goes the extra mile and delivers.