Provide a Merry Christmas at Hope House

Help make the holidays bright by giving a gift to Hope House. 

ALL donations accepted at Westwood Community Church.  Please deliver to the main entrance visitor desk.  Label all donations for Hope House.  Thank you!
Household Needs:

  • 4 Slice Toaster

  • Coat Rack

  • Wall Clock for Bedroom

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Dish Towels and Cloths

  • Muffin Tin

  • Flash Light

  • LED LightBulbs

  • New Pots and Pans

  • Bedroom Night Lights

    Teen Needs:

  • Back Packs

  • Black Leggings for Girls 

  • Underwear for Boys and Girls

  • Hoodie Sweatshirts for Boys and Girls
    Boys/Mens's T-Shirts, Polo Shirts
    Most of the teens who arrive at Hope House have no possessions with them.

    Activity Needs:

  • Arboretum Membership

  • Chaska Community Center Passes

  • Chanhassen Cinema Passes

  • Gift Cards to Restaurants

  • Gift Cards to Salons

  • Gift cards help create some normal activities for teens staying in the shelter.

    General Gift Cards:

  • Target
    Cub Foods
    These gift cards help the staff meet specific needs within the shelter.

Bob Chatmas Appointed New Executive Director

Bob Chatmaswas recently hired as Executive Director for Open Hands Foundation, the nonprofit organization founded by Westwood Community Church to meet critical needs of vulnerable people in our community. Prior to being named as Executive Director, Bob worked as the Chief Operating Officer for Second Harvest Heartland. He holds a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Hamline University.

In his new role, Bob will be developing a long-term strategy to meet needs within our area. “There are many unmet needs today, across all segments of society. Open Hands Foundation operates as the hands and feet of Christ, going out into our community bringing relief to those in need,” Bob said.

Open Hands Foundation runs Hope House, the crisis shelter for youth located on Westwood Chanhassen’s campus. On any given night as many as nine young people are homeless in our own southwest metro community. This 6-bed youth shelter for 10-17 year-olds serves up to 450 students annually.