Hope House began in December 2013 as a men's transition program. Our Director, Billy Helm, opened a home in Bastrop, Texas (just East of Austin) in order to assist men in their lives after recovery. The following April, a second home opened next to the first, and Billy felt the Lord lead him to start a recovery and transitional program for women who are in need of drug and alcohol recovery, or who have completed their stay in a recovery program and who are ready to face the world once again. Our first women's home opened on April 4, 2014. In October 2014, all of our men residents moved on, and we reopened the second home to accommodate for more women and became a women's-only program. Since then, we have been able to take in women and young ladies who are seeking a place of refuge and hope away from their broken and scarred pasts.