Who We Are 
 Stanly County's Leading Provider for our Nieghbors without Homes
Homes of Hope Inc. is a proven and effective catalyst for change. We strive to transform the lives of Stanly County's homeless men, women and children. We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing which is keystone to end poverty.
Our mission is  
to reduce homelessness in Stanly County through Transitional, Emergency, and Permanant supportive housing, case management, resource connections and skill aquisition that will enable individuals and families in need to gain independence and become successful
community members.  


Homes of Hope had its beginning at a Mission Retreat in January of 2004 at First Presbyterian Church in Albemarle. Discussions of transitional housing needs led to the formation of a committee and the mailing of a survey to social service agencies, service and health organizations, the school system and city officials to see if a need existed in Stanly County. Nearly all surveys were returned with over half the respondents indicating a need and a desire to help.

After several organizational meetings, Homes of Hope was founded in April of 2005. The churches represented agreed to provide living space for temporarily homeless indivduals while teaming with the agencies and working with the families to develop a plan for permanent housing. The churches also agreed to provide a mentor to offer encouragement and support to program participants.

The first family moved in on June 4th, 2005. The original plan was to have one family the first year and develop the program as the year progressed. However, several compelling cases of homelessness were brought to the attention of the board of directors and in less than nine months, six families were invited into the program. Due to the overwhelming need, Skeet Ayscue was hired as the part-time Executive Director in September, 2005.

In September of 2009, Homes of Hope opened the Community Inn, an overnight emergency facility for Stanly County homeless, in partnership with Stanly Community Christian Ministry (SCCM) and the Stanly Baptist Association.

In June of 2011, Homes of Hope opened Esther House, a domestic violence and sexual assault program for Stanly County. Esther house provides a 24-hour hot line, court advocacy, a shelter, and counseling services. In March of 2013, Homes of Hope spun Esther House into its own non-profit organization that now operates independently.