A Home for Every Heart


Six women graduated from Hope Place, UGM’s one year recovery program, in January. Four of these women began their journey out of homelessness when they came through the door of KentHOPE.

KentHOPE is a day center for women and children and offers emergency overnight shelter in local churches. 84 percent of our guests who work with case management find housing within 4 months. About 20 percent of our guests choose to move to Hope Place for recovery. Hope Place offers a holistic approach for women seeking recovery and healing from substance abuse and/or domestic violence. As a part of the one-year program, women take classes, receive counseling services, life skills, education and employment support and more. Learn more about how KentHOPE and Hope Place are transforming lives:

Our Services

We offer many resources to members of the community, including:

  • Laundry and shower facilities, meals, computer access, health care and more through our women and children’s day center
  • A 30-bed, rotating overnight women’s shelter
  • A safe parking site for people living in their cars (call 211)
  • Resources for housing and recovery
  • Employment assistance
  • Three healthy meals served daily
  • Evaluation and access to mental health and addiction counseling
  • Mentoring and companionship to promote relationship-building

Making a Difference

Since opening in December 2013, KentHOPE has helped 428 women and children transition out of homelessness!

Our Location

9009 Canyon Drive
Kent, WA 98030


  1. For questions like this, please contact the Day Center any day of the week from 7am – 9pm at 253-480-2325.

    1. Thank you for asking about overnight shelter for men. While KentHOPE is not providing overnight shelter to men in Kent, the HOME temporary shelter provides overnight shelter through Catholic Community Services (CCS). Please see their website for additional information: Sincere best wishes to you. Our prayers are with you.

  2. I used to own a side business in a different state, and when I moved here I no longer had time for my side business. Now it is time to clean out my garage and I have about 500 pairs of clogs similar to Crocs foam shoes ranging in all sizes for kids and adults that I would like to donate somewhere and not a place that will make money off of what I have already paid for. Is this something I could donate to kent hope?

    1. YES!! Thank you, Teresa! Please take them to Seattle Union Gospel Mission’s Distribution Center in Kent, 8226 S. 208th St, 98032. Open Monday – Saturday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. You will receive a donation receipt. Our KentHOPE guests as well as more than 100 women and children who reside in Seattle Union Gospel Mission’s recovery program and transitional housing will have access to the shoes. Thanks for your concern for our homeless neighbors!

    1. We have many open volunteer opportunities. Please look at the various options by clicking on the “Volunteer” tab at the top of this page and navigate to the listing of volunteer opportunities at KentHOPE. Thank you!

  3. Hi Miriam,

    I apologize for not getting back to you in a timely manner. We value each volunteer. We would love for you and your group to serve breakfast.

    Please contact me directly and I will give you a more personal answer.


    Pam Culver

  4. I’m sorry for the delay in responding to your question. There is a “Volunteer” button at the top of this page. When you click on it you will get to a listing of all of the volunteer opportunities available including serving breakfast. We are very thankful for the generosity of volunteers to bring and serve meals along with other important things. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for your previous support! We look forward to having your company help us again in the future. We will contact you by email to get a better feel for the size of your team and t discuss types of needs that could be addressed. You may also email us at

  6. Yes, I’m sure we can help. Please call the Day Center at (253) 480-2325 and speak to a staff person about what you need.

  7. We are a military family being transferred overseas. We cannot bring liquids. Can we donate shampoos, makeup and other beauty products to you?

    1. Thanks, Kim. Yes, our guests appreciate and enjoy choosing from a variety of shampoos, makeup and beauty products. Please drop them off at the Day Center (9009 Canyon Drive in Kent) at your convenience and give them to a staff person.
      Thanks for thinking our our homeless neighbors and best wishes in your next home!

  8. We have 2 large boxes of clothing we’d like to donate including men’s stuff. All in very good condition.
    Do you accept men’s clothing or only women and children’s?

    1. We only accept women and children’s clothing at the Day Center, but you may take your men’s clothing donations to the UGM Kent Distribution Center where they will be made available to men in recovery programs. The Distribution Center is open Monday—Saturday, 8:30am—4:30pm, located at 8226 South 208th Street, Kent, WA 98032. Thank you!

    1. Call the Day Center at 253-480-2325 and let them know the specifics of your situation and they will have some suggestions for you.

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