Haven for Hope
San Antonio, Texas
Haven for Hope is a private nonprofit that garnered widespread support aimed at transforming the lives of the homeless population in the San Antonio/Bexar County area. The 285,000-square-foot project created a public space that evokes a campus environment, while reaching out to the homeless community.
Buildings of the former industrial park site were re-purposed, and new buildings were added to include safe shelters for men, women and families, food service, medical services, counseling and office/meeting space, a community kitchen, a community laundry facility and a chapel. Educational and recreational spaces include civic space classrooms, play areas, a child care center, seven educational classrooms and a teen room. Haven for Hope is the largest, most comprehensive Homeless Transformation Campus in the United States.