About Us


Making a difference in the Pee Dee

Core Values

As employees of House of Hope, we strive for excellence in the following:


We trust in Jesus Christ who provides hope for the future.  With His guidance we offer His compassion and love to those we serve.


We provide our guests a welcoming environment through excellence in our time, talent and faculty.  Our compassion is demonstrated through respect for people, security in their surroundings and dignity in how we serve.


We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and moral standards.  As a Christ-centered organization, we commit ourselves to good stewardship through transparency with the community.


We Collaborate with churches, non-profits, businnesses, and individuals to offer a wide range of resources to those facing homelessness throughout the Pee Dee region.


We offer resources for development, Biblical education and life-skills training to or guests and staff, to ensure personal growth and life success.

Our Mission

House of Hope is a Christ-centered community providing hope by serving the needs of men, women and children facing homelessness.

Our Vision

Restoring Hope and Impacting Lives Through Christ

Our Story

In 1988, Jean and Bill Fryar witnessed as many as 20 homeless people being turned away from a shelter here in Florence and were deeply troubled by the fact that there was no safe haven for them.

This turned out to be a moment that would forever change both of their lives. After much prayer, Bill and Jean sold their home in Winston-Salem and moved to Florence, leaving behind friends, family, and the life they had known. Thanks to their faithfulness, a mission was ignited that would open its doors to the open-handed homeless of the Pee Dee.

October 16th 2016

House of Hope officially opened the doors of its new community shelter on Church Street in Florence, SC. – named for the late Courtney McGinnis Graham.

Early 2019

The House of Hope announced it was considering the construction of a village of 23 tiny houses next door to its headquarters at 1020 W. Darlington Street in Florence. The houses would fill a gap in the care of Florence’s homeless, particularly women and children. This transition period is expected to last from 12 to 24 months and provide the opportunity for the residents to get the life-skills necessary to live independently.

January 2020

The Initial ground preparation began on phase one of the tiny houses.  Infrastructure is scheduled to begin June of 2020.

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  • Funds that went to direct client services 90.6% 90.6%
  • Administrative costs 9.4% 9.4%

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