Our Model

Employing a unique & effective model, HnH’s homes are managed by formerly homeless women & men. Individuals able to accept this volunteer role have faced the problems & issues facing the unhoused & are therefore better equipped to help others.

Residents share expenses via a monthly community fee to offset operating costs & emphasize financial responsibility. HnH’s approach supports the goal of self-sufficiency & independent, productive living.

Residents of each home also share the cost & responsibility of providing their own food. Meals are eaten family style so that problems & practical solutions to the myriad challenges can be shared.

Founded by homeless individuals in 2007, HnH is a non-profit corporation established to provide transitional housing & educate adults in need of short or long term help. HnH relies solely on private funding from individuals, foundations, faith-based organizations & corporations to deliver on its Mission. Volunteers drive us.
HnH has a single paid employee (office manager) which means 98% of your donations go directly to the men & women served.

119 Baxter Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508.957.2334
Fax: 508.957.2335

Homeless not Hopeless is a 501C3 Non-Profit Corporation. We exist on Donations from our friends.

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We accept payment with most major credit cards or with your existing PayPal account.

Donate by check

Make checks payable to:

“Homeless not Hopeless, Inc.” and mail to:

Homeless not Hopeless, Inc.

119 Baxter Rd., Hyannis, MA  02601



Volunteering at HnH is a wonderful way to show you care for others who share this beautiful place called Cape Cod. Perhaps you have a skill you could share; maybe you have a favorite meal that you would consider teaching one of our houses to cook. Another alternative would be donating something your work place could offer. Some other ideas that would not cost you anything but help a great deal are:

  • Post your support for HnH on your Facebook page
  • Start a fundraiser for us.
  • Perhaps you have something you could teach? Residents, including our managers, often have diverse learning needs. (Teaching management skills to our house managers, is the best teaching experience I have ever had.

Common Ground

We live in community. Whether we like it or not, this involves living with a variety of people, the poor and the privileged, the generous and the selfish, the fearful and the hopeful. While divisions can be exacerbated by the desire to exclude the homeless from living among us, there is common ground. These people are not “those people” but children of God, with ups and downs like everyone else. This is a time for people to show who, in truth, we really are, as together we occupy this common, sacred ground.

Join Us

Contact the us to share your wisdom, skills and energy.

 For further information on how you can help with this important concern see the document from National Coalition for the Homeless called “How YOU Can Help End Homelessness.”