Hope House Odessa Ready to Open Its Doors

Hope House Odessa Ready to Open Its Doors

After three years of planning, Hope House Odessa is ready to open its doors to cancer patients in need.
After three years of planning, Hope House Odessa is ready to open its doors to cancer patients in need.

“Anxious is first, we're ready it's been a long journey, ecstatic and blessed and gracious,” said Charle Scott, executive director of Hope House Odessa.

The house is a place where cancer patients from 25 counties in West Texas, who cannot afford to rent a room in the area, are offered free lodging.

“Those people who without us and without the West Texas Cancer Center would literally go home and die,” Scott said.

Hope House Odessa was built thanks to about 800 donors and another 200 people, who donated services and supplies for the house.

“We live in the most benevolent, generous, compassionate community in Texas,” Scott said.

The house has four private bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a meeting area.

“There is more to our services than just a home away from home,” Scott said, adding that the nonprofit also offers gas cards, medicine and lunch for the patients going through chemotherapy.

Hope House Odessa will only employ one person, the rest will be done with the help of volunteers.

“We help people, we love them, we care about them and this whole community is behind us,” Scott said.

The support has come in the form of checks, item donations, time and prayers from the community, Scott said.

“If you're a victim of that horrible disease there is no better place in the world to be than right here,” she said.

Hope House Odessa will hold its ribbon cutting ceremony August 21 at 5 p.m. They will also hold tour of the facility beginning at 10 a.m.

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