HOPE Campus Expanding

HOPE Campus Expanding to Reduce Homelessness in the River Valley For Immediate Release Fort Smith, AR—HOPE Campus will break ground on an emergency shelter expansion on October 15, beginning step one of a three-step expansion. In August 2020, HOPE Campus received a 1.7-million-dollar Emergency Solutions Grant. Included in the grant are funds to expand the […]

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Amber and Johanne

Amber W. and Johanne T., both arrived at the HOPE Campus on December 3, 2018. When they arrived at HOPE Campus, Amber was working at a local agency and her fiancée had just started a job working for OK Foods. Amber is a 25 year old female, who moved with her fiancée, Johannes from Texas. […]

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Mike and Karen

Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation that we would have never thought was possible, but with faith and support we can rise above what brought us down and emerge with more than we thought we could. This is the story of how Mike and Karen found more than self-sufficiency at HOPE Campus. When the […]

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Board of Realtors Raises $11,200 for Local Non Profit

Fort Smith, Ark.: On Friday, January 19, a Gala was held to raise awareness and funds for The Riverview Hope Campus. The Board was able to raise $11,200 for Hope Campus by selling almost 200 tickets, purchasing and donating a ‘Cruise for 2’, and holding a small auction. The Riverview Hope Campus, established in 2017, […]

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Local Business Helps Non Profit Recoup Funds

Fort Smith, Ark.: When Josh Niles, owner of Elevate Trampoline Park, heard that $33,000 had been cut from Riverview Hope Campus funding, he decided to help. Elevate Trampoline will be donating a percentage of every ticket sale through the end of the year to the Hope Campus to help fund their mission.    The Hope […]

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Riverview Hope Campus Hires Executive Director

  Rigorous Nationwide Search Yields Highly Qualified Leader Fort Smith, AR: The Riverview Hope Campus, a social services campus slated to open Fall 2017, has announced the selection of Chris Joannides as its Executive Director.  Joannides holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Wyoming. He reports to Hope Campus Monday, March […]

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Tabitha

At sixteen, Tabitha met someone while working at a fast food restaurant. He introduced her to meth. She loved the high, and used a lot through high school. At nineteen she was pregnant and stopped doing meth during her pregnancy, but started back after giving birth to lose weight. By twenty, Tabitha discovered using meth […]

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Lucky

Lucky lived without a home for fifteen years. The last ten were here in Fort Smith where he lived with many others on the river. Lucky’s homelessness wasn’t by his choice. He developed an illness that made working difficult and eventually impossible. He was used to work and had held construction jobs for most of […]

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