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Hope House Ottawa Ks


205 West 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday
9am-Noon and 4pm-7pm
Second Saturday of every month
When the office is closed
please call and leave a voice mail.
In case of an emergency please dial 911.

What is Hope House?

Hope House is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 by churches of Franklin County to meet the crisis or emergency needs in the community. Hope House does not attempt to duplicate the ministries of member churches. Hope House provides help that many other churches lack resources to undertake.

Who Runs Hope House?

Hope House has a dedicated board of directors that oversees the operations and financial management of the organization. Co-Directors, the Director of Services and Programs and the Director of Communications and Business, are in charge of the day-to-day operations and are the only paid positions of the not-for-profit agency.


Hope House works closely with other county and city agencies to provide a full range of services. We provide services without discrimination. Hope House adheres to guidelines designed to offer support and discourage dependence. We DO NOT provide assistance for: Diapers (referred to Life Care Center), Pain Medicines or Legal Fines

Need Help? We Are Here To Help.

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Hope House Ottawa Ks

Our Latest News

Latest News

Forming a Homeless Coalition

Hope House is working in coordination with ECKAN, United Way, Ottawa Ministerial Alliance, and Franklin County Economic Development to form a Homeless Coalition to provide emergency housing/ cold weather stays at 3 local hotels.

All requests and referrals will be run through Michelle Graf, Co Cordinator of Hope House. Michelle will also use her list of clients who may need housing. The criteria is the temperature must be below 20 degrees wind chill.

Hope House has received donations from multiple sources to provide this temporary shelter and has matched $5,000 in funds from our General Fund and the Hope House Nick Gehring fund.

To date this emergency housing fund has housed 31 adults and 8 children for a total of 161 nights. The agencies are working to find long term housing solutions for those who have needed multiple night stays.

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Donation Needs

  • Small bags of flour
  • Sugar
  • Dry milk
  • Shampoo
  • Bars of Soap
  • Canned Fruit
  • Tuna
  • Cereal


Hope House's greatest resource is it's volunteers!

How You Can Get Involved

Fifty to Sixty regular volunteers help keep Hope House running.

Becoming involved with Hope House of Ottawa is easy.
You can volunteer your time, donate money, food is always in need, clothes, and expertise.
To further be involved, you can organize food drives or fundraisers. The Hope House of Ottawa accepts monthly pledges from businesses, organizations, and individuals. If your church is not involved with Hope House of Ottawa, you can encourage them to become involved. But the easiest way is to take the first step.
Contact us to see what you can do to help.

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