In 2006, while attending her son’s soccer practice, Krissy Todd was approached by a couple who were homeless and pregnant. While talking to the couple, Krissy learned their story; the father had been laid off from his job in the construction industry and the mom lost her job after a prolonged stay in the hospital due to gestational diabetes. Subsequently, they lost their home, ended up living in their car, which was then repossessed, and as a result, they lost all their personal possessions, and were left living on the streets.
By using their contacts and resources, the Todd family, along with their community, were able to rebuild this couple’s lives. They placed them into a temporary living facility and provided them with clothing, food and other necessities. They received help in re-attaining their personal documents, getting job interviews and eventual employment. In the end, they were successful in getting this couple back on their feet.
In the process of assisting this family, it was discovered that despite the fact that there are resources available, services are limited and difficult to gain access to, especially for families.
It was at this time that the vision became clear and HOPE was established.