Our History

In 2006, the Brazosport Ministerial Alliance brought local Christian congregations together to address homelessness and to promote self-sufficiency within the Brazosport community.

Thanks to their efforts, River of Hope, Inc. opened its doors in June 2007 as a 501(c )3 non-profit and begin assisting Brazosport residents in financial crisis with rent and utility shortfalls.    Funding was through the benevolence of member congregations.  The value of working in close partnership with the community was first demonstrated in the assistance of over 100 families following the 2008 disaster known as Hurricane Katrina.

Today River of Hope collaborates on a regular basis with other organizations, including United Way of Brazoria County, Salvation Army, and the Society of Saint Stephen. In addition to monetary assistance, River of Hope refers clients to other needed resources (food, medical, employment), offers financial counseling, and shares smart strategies for managing resources to promote self-sufficiency.  In partnership with and through the generosity of congregations, individuals, businesses, and grants, River of Hope has assisted hundreds of individuals and families, keeping them in their homes with the lights on.

Clients appreciate that our volunteers strive to reflect God’s love, praying for them or with them, as requested, and bringing them hope that they will weather their current crisis.

Our Leadership

Dr. Carrie Kitay holds a Doctorate degree in Psychology from The Institute of Theology and Christian Therapy with a minor in Human Services. She is a Certified Christian Counselor and a Board-Certified Christian Therapist. Over the last 25 years Carrie has served in a variety of positions, all with the theme of helping people. She has worked as a director, adult counselor, and case manager at a battered women’s shelter, helping women find emotional and physical safety, and as a biblical counselor in private practice. She has taught and lectured at churches, private organizations, and other service providers on issues pertaining to the issues of life. Her education, experiences, and passion have led her to her current position, Executive Director, of River of Hope.

John and I came in. We really did not know what to expect being we had never gone through “this” before. What we encountered was the most kind, pleasant, caring person…. Asking for help was difficult. You encouraged us and made the experience a positive one. You went the extra mile. Thank you.

John and Susan


Thank you for the aid River of Hope gave to the Freeport Coast Guard service members. I can think of no greater good than to support our men and women serving our country than in their hour of need. So very grateful to live in such an awesome community.



I really enjoy working with the other volunteers. I can’t imagine being evicted from my home. If the time and money I give can keep that from happening, then it is worth it.



Monday & Wednesdays  9 am to 12 pm
Thursdays by appointment

Located inside BCDC
792 S. Highway 288B
Clute, TX 77531

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 775
Clute, TX  77531

Phone: 979-299-9464

Email: info@riverofhopetx.org

River of Hope does not exclude services based on race, appearance, age, religion, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

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As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, contributions to River of Hope are tax deductible.