Hope House Catholic Worker House
Dubuque, IA 52001
Manager: Tom Johnson
Who are we?
Hope House is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, one of hundreds located throughout the world, but you don’t need to be a Catholic or even Christian to live here. Catholic Workers provide food, clothing and shelter because Jesus Christ did and told his followers to do it, too. Catholic workers do not receive wages for their service to the poor.
A guest’s length of stay will be determined when talking with one of the workers. Overnight guests share two common bathrooms with showers.
We are so grateful for all those who have taken the time to provide meals for our community meals on Sundays and Mondays. We average from 25 to 30 people on those nights. Some of the groups included are: Loras College students, St. Augustine and St. Mary of Platteville, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Joe’s of Key West, The Divine Word Seminary, H.E.A.R.T., and Nativity.
Recently New Hope farm and Apostolic Faith Temple have started to serve meals on a regular basis.
Hope House is a weapon-, smoke-, alcohol-, drug-, and violence-free environment in which guests can feel safe about their person and their belongings.
We respect the dignity of each individual who comes for help and try to build community – or brotherhood – among those who live here. Ordinarily, guests are expected to be at our evening meal, to participate in weekly meetings and recreation, and to contribute to the upkeep of the house.
How you can help.
We welcome your prayers, gifts of money, food, furnishings, linens, clothing and skilled services such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Volunteer to prepare and serve one of our evening community meals. Stand in solidarity with poor people when they voice their concerns.