What began as an outpouring of love and generosity from members of Real Life Christian Church, has taken on a life of its own.
Today it is known as The Central Florida Hope Center and it belongs to the entire community. The Central Florida Hope Center would not exist were it not for the vision, financial support, and determination of Real Life. For that, we are forever grateful. Now, the Central Florida Hope Center stands independently from Real Life as a 501(c)(3) “public charity” with its own board of directors. Real Life Christian Church and a growing number of businesses and churches in our community offer valuable support through regular monthly donations and volunteer involvement.
The Clermont Hope Center was the first center to open in 2020. Since that time, thousands of individuals or families have found hope through one or more of the many services offered at the center. In 2022, a new dimension was added to the center . . . the Hope Center Thrift Store.
In the fall of 2022, the Winter Garden community came together and raised the resources needed to open a Hope Center in that city. The full array of serves, including a Hope Center Thrift Store, are made available in this center.
- Tim Grosshans; President
- Charisse Jones; Vice President
- Amrita Narian; Secretary/Treasurer