New Volunteer Engagement & Community Outreach Manager

We have also hired a new Volunteer Engagement and Community Outreach Manager! Please welcome to our team, Roger Smith!! His first day will be June 12th! Check out a few words he shared to introduce himself:

“Hello! My name is Roger Smith and I am the new Volunteer Engagement and Community Outreach Manager here at Hope House. My background is in Education where I served for over 25 years. After that, I worked with at-risk youth as well as mentally handicapped individuals and their families. I hold a Master’s degree in Curriculum Development and Supervision. When not working, I enjoy time with my beautiful family as well as writing, biking, and walking in nature. I look forward to meeting all of you and continuing the rewarding work of helping the homeless in Manitowoc County.”

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Special Additions to Hope House

We would like to thank Pat Augustine and her son for putting in these beautiful crab trees!  They will make a beautiful addition to our building.   Each one is on the opposite side of the emergency  sidewalk on Custer Street when you notice them.  Thank you again Pat for the donation of the beautiful trees! Continue reading

Welcome our New Director to our Team!!


Please welcome Lindsey Petasek to our Hope House team as our new Executive Director!  Her first day will be June 11th! Check out a few words she shared with you to introduce herself:

Hello!  I am honored and humbled to introduce myself as the new Executive Director.  I began my journey in the nonprofit sector, over ten years ago at the Boys & Girls Club while I was in college.  Since then, I have held various positions in local Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts and the Green Bay Area Public Schools. These experiences have provided me with skills in diversity/inclusion, program and grant management but more importantly, they have shaped me to be a fiercely passionate advocate and leader for the community around me. Therefore, I could not be more excited to continue the mission of Hope House as we learn and grow together as a team of staff, volunteers and community partners!​​ My husband is a high school counselor and we reside in Green Bay where we will close on our first home this summer next to Lambeau Field.  I enjoy being active in the outdoors, cooking and traveling. I look forward to meeting you all as we continue to fulfill the mission of Hope House!”



Girl Scout Troop 8474 Silver Award at Hope House

When:  Saturday, April 28th                     

Time:  7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Applebee’s – Manitowoc

 Cost: $5.00

Request tickets!  

Ticket price includes pancakes, sausage & drink.

Girl Scout Troop 8474 will be putting in a sidewalk from the patio to the back gate.  They need to raise some money and are doing it through tip jars at their cookie booths and also at Applebee’s.  Other fundraising opportunities are a brat fry and and they need your support!  However, some of the proceeds from this pancake breakfast will go toward the sidewalk.   If you are interested in purchasing a ticket email Hope House staff, Lynda Beyer at

Wilson Jr. High Run 4 Hope benefits Hope House

When: Friday May 11th, 2018

Where: Lincoln Park Fieldhouse

Distance: 5K Race & 1 mile fun run/walk

Register Online : Run4Hope on Race Roster

Why: All profit is donated back to Hope House and Hopeful Hearts Club in Manitowoc Participants will receive a t-shirt, wellness gift, food and drink at the finish.

Packet Pickup: Thursday May 10th from 4-7 at Wilson Junior High Gym or Friday May 11th from 2-4 at Lincoln Park Fieldhouse 5k Race will be chip timed

Medals for 1st place in each age group.

Cost is $12 for the 1 mile, $15 Student 5k, and $25 Adult 5k

2017 Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Hope House wanted to take this opportunity to share that we were nominated and WON 2017 non-profit of the year award through the Chamber of Manitowoc County. We would like to thank all of YOU. Hope House could not function without all of the help of our amazing volunteers, donors, board members, and staff. It is truly amazing to see a community come together to help our Homeless population in Manitowoc County. In 2017 we helped 73 (38 adults and 35 children) people and provided 2,180 bed nights! This would not be possible without all of you! Thank you!!

Thank you for Help for Homeless Hygiene Drive

Thank you for saying ‘yes’ to The Family’s Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive. WE appreciate all your donations you gave to the 6 agencies which were: Hope House, The Haven, InCourage, The Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Services (RAYS), and The Men’s and Women’s TeeBox Transitional Living Home.
On behalf of the 6 Manitowoc Agencies served, thank you again for placing a collection box at your site, for promoting the campaign, and for putting up with the mess as your box(es) spilled over. It’s ALL good!
We hope you’ll join us for Help for the Homeless again next year.
2019 dates are Feb.17 – March 10

No Annual Rummage Sale in 2018 For Hope House

Hope House will not be doing our Annual Rummage Sale/Brat Fry in 2018 this year. Thank you for everyone that has helped us with this event over the years! If you have been collecting items around your house to donate for this rummage sale, you can donate them to On Second Thought (women’s clothing) located on 709 Washington Street or Kids Gear (children’s clothing) located on 1422 Washington Street. The items that are sold give us in store credit so that we can refer our guests there when they need clothes. Thank you for all your support and sorry if this is an inconvenience to anyone.

Upcoming Rummage Sale/Plant Sale & Brat Fry!


Hope House will be having its Annual Rummage Sale, Plant Sale & Brat Fry on Friday, May 19th & Saturday, May 20th at Hamann Construction located at 4613 W Custer Street in Manitowoc.

We will also be selling bicycles and baked goods again this year!!!

If you have any items you would like to donate to the Rummage/Plant Sale you can drop them off at Hamann Construction during the following dates and times.

Please Note: We are not accepting televisions, mattresses, exercise equipment or electronics ~ Thank you.

Dates & Times to Drop Off Donations:
Monday, May 15th 3 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday, May 16th 10 am to 3 pm
Wednesday, May 17th 12 pm to 7 pm

Rummage & Plant Sale Hours:
Friday, May 19th from 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, May 20th from 9 am to 2 pm

Brat Fry Hours:
Friday, May 19th from  9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, May 20th from 9 am to 2 pm