The Garden of Hope Community Development Corporation (GOHCDC) was officially organized in late 2008. The CDC is the realization of the vision of Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr., pastor, and founder of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church. The Garden of Hope was created as a means to provide services, programs, and resources to families and individuals experiencing social, economic, and moral deficits. It is designed to be both an extension of ministry and an individualized effort to provide a level of social services to families and individuals beyond what the church traditionally offers in the standard setting.
Garden of Hope works in partnership with others to help improve the quality of life for the region’s citizens. Its mission is to build healthy neighborhoods by providing services and programs for disadvantaged individuals, families, communities, and under-served, youth in Hampton Roads. The vision and mission are accomplished by continuously considering the values of the organization- the values are accessibility, collaboration, cultural competence, inclusion, and results.
To build healthy relationships by providing services and programs for the disadvantaged
and underserved youth, individuals, families, and communities in Hampton Roads.
To work in partnership with others to improve the quality of human life
and to promote community betterment.