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Traugott “Tom” Zurcher, a Swiss immigrant, came to the U.S. as a young man to make his mark. A family man, a dairyman, a businessman and an author, Tom was a man of humility, compassion, and faith…a servant.

1984 marked the founding of what was to become known as The New Hope Center, “A living room for the homeless.” In 1985, Gregory K. Alex, of the Matt Talbot Center, met and prayed with Tom, entering into a ministry partnership and friendship that lasted until Tom’s death. The last  component of the vision entrusted to them was “clean & sober” housing. Traugott Terrace Apartments represents the fulfillment of that vision.

Tom’s given name, “Traugott” in Swiss means “Trust God.” His trust in God caused countless men, women, and families to believe for a way out of homelessness and addiction. Because of Tom, many will continue to find hope in Christ, through the work for which Tom gave his life.

“Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends “ (John 15:13)


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