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Alex’s Story

Now a successful father and partner, Alex and his family found their first home with Hope Solutions when he was a teenager many years ago. His story is one of hope and survival, and we are moved by his perseverance and courage

State of the Organization – 2021

At our 2021 Ruby Slippers Gala, Executive Director of Hope Solutions Deanne Pearn, shared the many ways that Hope Solutions and its community came together. Even during a global pandemic, Hope Solutions continued our mission of providing permanent housing and vital services to homeless families and individuals.

Ruby Slippers Gala 2021 – Children’s Choice Award Recipient Roderick Norris

Hope Solutions is proud to announce Mr. Roderick Norris as the recipient of our 2021 Children’s Choice Award! Roderick’s compassion and desire to help those around him truly inspire us and make him a wonderful nominee and recipient for this award.

To learn more about Roderick Norris and Hope Solutions’ work, check out our KTVU segment.

Hope Has an Address – Mia’s Story

Mia became a participant in our Homeless Youth Program just last year, and her resilience and determination to succeed have been an inspiration to all of us here at Hope Solutions!

Ruby Slippers 2021 – Art & Poetry Community Project

Hope Solutions asked its residents and community supporters to create a piece of art, poetry, or a personal quote that explores the phrase “How do you know you are home?”

KTVU2 Reports: Hope Solutions Offers Hope in Contra Costa County

Frank Mallicoat from KTVU2 reports – February 2021.

Housing & Homelessness in Contra Costa County – Responding in the Context of COVID

On February 5th, Hope Solutions Executive Director, Deanne Pearn spoke at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church’s (LOPC) monthly First Friday Forum.

Yellow Brick Road Trio Performs at Ruby Slippers 2021

A talented group of musicians, including this group and others from St. Andrew’s have performed quarterly benefit concerts for the past 15 years in support of Hope Solutions. We cannot thank them enough for all they have done for us, and for sharing their beautiful music!

The Pacific Choir Performs at Ruby Slippers 2021

This group of talented young singers, directed by Hyunjung Choi, have performed both in-person concerts at the Peace Lutheran Church (Danville) and virtual concerts to benefit Hope Solutions. We are so grateful for their ongoing support!

Ruby Slippers 2021 – Virtual Red Carpet

Even though Hope Solutions’ 2021 Ruby Slippers Gala could not be held in-person, our community and attendees were still as festive and enthusiastic as ever! We hope you will enjoy this slideshow of all the different (dressed up and dressed down) ways the Hope Solutions community celebrated!

Garden Park Apartments Staff Spotlight: Shirley D.

Hope Solutions is so proud to have such a wonderful team of staff members at Garden Park Apartments (GPA). Our GPA Site Coordinator Shirley Dean has gone above and beyond at GPA for 14 years now, and we do not know what we would do without her hard work, positive attitude, and the love and warmth she radiates 24/7! Thank you, Mama Shirley!

Spotlight on Garden Park Apartments (GPA)!

Since December of 2004, Garden Park Apartments (GPA) has provided permanent supportive housing specifically for homeless families with special needs in Contra Costa County. We hope you enjoy this video slideshow of some of our favorite GPA moments throughout the years!