HopeWorks is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization which helps low-income, Snohomish County residents,
achieve self-sufficiency through social enterprises that provide training and
pathways to living-wage jobs.
In particular, HopeWorks targets individuals who
now have a stable, affordable place to live through housing programs created in
the County. The HopeWorks model is to establish social enterprise businesses
embedded with training and skill building designed to produce income
progression opportunities over time.
Currently we operate three enterprises: CafeWorks, a cafe for training youth baristas, GroundWorks, offering landscaping and irigation services, and ReNewWorks, an upscale home and decor consignment shop. We are currently planing on creating more social enterprises to offer more diverse career pathways for our interns.
HopeWorks was originally formed as the employment branch of Housing
Hope, a 28-year-old non-profit which promotes and provides a continuum of safe,
decent, affordable housing and necessary related services to very low income
and low income residents of Snohomish County and Camano Island. HopeWorks is now a affliate of Housing Hope.