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Their Stories

Helping Rebuild Lives Since 1984

 

Hear the stories as only they can tell it. Hospitality House offers multiple programs where men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness can begin the process of rebuilding their lives and rewriting the narrative of their lives. We take a one-on-one, trauma-informed approach with each person and begin working on an individual goal plan for overcoming barriers and moving into stable housing. 

A few of our clients have chosen to share their stories below.  For more stories, check out our YouTube Channel!

"At the Hospitality House" - Original Song by Frank James
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"At the Hospitality House" - Original Song by Frank James

Here's our very own Permanent Supportive Housing resident and talented musician Frank James singing his original song about Hospitality House. Sadly, On Sunday December 19th, 2021 Frank passed away. Frank was a musician whose immense love and passion for music was a major force in his life. He started playing the drums at age 9. And became a proficient drummer in his early teens earning his membership in the National Association of Rudimental Drummers. His love of music included many genres from classical, rock, gospel, the blues, to old school country. And he loved sharing this passion with others. Through the years Frank played in various music groups and was a studio musician for several recordings. Later in life Frank grew to love playing the guitar citing Jimmy Page as a major influence. In the later years Frank said he just wanted to write songs that lifted people up & gave young people hope. Frank was also an avid reader. He found solace & peace in warm days outside where he lived. Ultimately Boone became home for Frank where he found much love & support in the friends and relationships surrounding him. His experiences in life along with a special innate wisdom allowed for a deeper understanding of the human plight. This wisdom along with his wonderful sense of humor made him loved by all - especially younger staff members and residents of Hospitality House. Frank had a heart of gold. All in all it was often said of Frank that he was authentic and a genuinely kind soul. He will be missed immensely. But his spirit lives on in every life he has touched along the way. TEXT to GIVE: HOSPHOUSE to 707070 Donate: https://www.hosphouse.org/donate​ Donate: https://venmo.com/HospHouse​​ Donate: https://www.paypal.me/hosphouse​​ Donate: CashApp: $hosphouse Donate: by mail: PO Box 309 Boone, NC 28607
"Young People" - Original Song by Frank James
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"Young People" - Original Song by Frank James

Here's our very own Permanent Supportive Housing resident and talented musician Frank James singing his original song "Young People." Sadly, On Sunday December 19th, 2021 Frank passed away. Frank was a musician whose immense love and passion for music was a major force in his life. He started playing the drums at age 9. And became a proficient drummer in his early teens earning his membership in the National Association of Rudimental Drummers. His love of music included many genres from classical, rock, gospel, the blues, to old school country. And he loved sharing this passion with others. Through the years Frank played in various music groups and was a studio musician for several recordings. Later in life Frank grew to love playing the guitar citing Jimmy Page as a major influence. In the later years Frank said he just wanted to write songs that lifted people up & gave young people hope. Frank was also an avid reader. He found solace & peace in warm days outside where he lived. Ultimately Boone became home for Frank where he found much love & support in the friends and relationships surrounding him. His experiences in life along with a special innate wisdom allowed for a deeper understanding of the human plight. This wisdom along with his wonderful sense of humor made him loved by all - especially younger staff members and residents of Hospitality House. Frank had a heart of gold. All in all it was often said of Frank that he was authentic and a genuinely kind soul. He will be missed immensely. But his spirit lives on in every life he has touched along the way. TEXT to GIVE: HOSPHOUSE to 707070 Donate: https://www.hosphouse.org/donate​ Donate: https://venmo.com/HospHouse​​ Donate: https://www.paypal.me/hosphouse​​ Donate: CashApp: $hosphouse Donate: by mail: PO Box 309 Boone, NC 28607