Lost and Found – Hope for a Better Future
If you’ve ever been to Hope’s Corner, you’ve probably seen Mikey. He’s a regular guest who enjoys our hot breakfasts and uses our showers. To give back, Mikey helps at Hope’s Corner most Saturdays by setting up tables and chairs, tearing down after breakfast, and sweeping and mopping the floor. Although Mikey is still trying to “find himself”, Hope’s Corner has helped him find someone who is very dear to him – his mother.
To family, friends, and neighbors, she’s Claire Hubel – a mother, wife, and down-to-earth Mountain View resident with a proper British accent. But to the homeless men and women who come to Hope’s Corner on Thursdays to shower, she’s “Saint Claire”, one of the most dedicated and involved volunteers that Hope’s Corner has.
Bill and Elsa
Enlightening and Inspiring...
In this video, Bill explains how Hope's Corner has provided a safe place to find community as well as a meal and a shower. KMTV generously provided this video.
"Here!?!?!? How can we have anyone with food insecurity HERE?!?!" or "How can someone facing food insecurity AFFORD to live anywhere near here?!?!?" This was the most common reaction to the news that Alex and I were beginning to volunteer at Hope's Corner in downtown Mountain View. We took the time to share the reality of food insecurity with everyone who would listen. We have worked only a few times in the last year and a half, but the effort and meaning behind Hope's Corner is always going to be with us.
In Remembrance of Edward Lee Hamm
Edward was a long-time client at Hope’s Corner, often coming to eat, carrying his Stanford Continuation Studies book. He was born in Marion, South Carolina and as a young child moved to Harlem, in New York City. He was an enigma until we became friends.
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