Oakland Hope began as an idea in the vision of One Heart Network (10 churches who meet regularly for prayer and encouragement). It was born out of a God-given desire to come alongside our community with more than just words. We prayed, we planned, and then we prayed some more. We looked at what God had already done in Macomb County through the effective ministry of Macomb Hope and in Detroit with Focus Hope. We were encouraged to press on.
After many ebbs and flows an executive director was revealed and a board of directors was formed. We gained nonprofit status with the state, researched many community assistance models throughout Michigan, and here we are today…. and the story continues.