MISSION AND HISTORY
Christopher House of Hope is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Occhipinti, Jr. and was established by his father Christopher Occhipinti, Sr.
It is our hope that the programs we offer at CHOH will help individuals to avoid the tragic consequences of alcohol and substance abuse. The consequences of addiction affect parents, spouses, children, friends and sometimes even strangers.
We accomplish this by providing motivated individuals access to programs designed to give them the skills, education and support they need to live productively and independently in the real world. The individuals that graduate from our program will have a comprehensive skill set that will enable them to successfully navigate the sometimes tumultuous waters of life. Check out our program: homelessness2homeownership.net. We give our graduates the motivation and the education to home ownership.
Our programs help break the vicious cycle of addiction and in the process help future generations.
CHRISTOPHER JOHN OCCHIPINTI
The life of 17 year old Christopher Occhipinti, Jr. was tragically cut short by a drunk driver on September 17, 2002. Christopher and three others were returning from a day at the beach on Singer Island in Riviera Beach, Florida when the truck they were in crashed.
Christopher was riding in the back seat of the truck when the driver struck another vehicle while attempting to pass it, lost control, veered off the road, rolled over and struck a large pine tree. Christopher was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Christopher Occhipinti was a happy-go-lucky teen who didn't like school, but had an "entrepreneurial spirit" and wanted to be a chef someday, said Chris's father.
The driver, a friend of Christopher’s was found to be driving while intoxicated and driving more than 90 mph.
With God's Grace and Christopher John's spirit, there is nothing you can't do