Community of Hope

Ascension is joined in this ministry by other churches and concerned citizens in Melbourne.

Community of Hope is a two-year program that provides transitional and low-cost housing to homeless families with children to enable them to remain together, become self-reliant and transition to a permanent home.  The program also includes counseling, financial planning, and general guidance and mentoring.  Community of Hope currently owns 28 homes.


There is an ongoing need for volunteers to help maintain the homes, along with related office work.  Going forward, we hope to also offer our families general classes to help their growth toward independence in areas such as basic home repairs, healthy cooking, sewing and even gardening.


For information, contact Terry Quinlivan at