Through the challenges of the pandemic our mission to empower the homeless and working poor to achieve personal independence through housing, accountability, education, and community support has endured. Even while learning to navigate a new way of life full of remote learning, supply chain shortages, and canceled in-person events, our residents have still been succeeding in building a new future for themselves.
Among those in-person events that had to be canceled, now two years in a row, was our Night of Hope Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year. However, the Hillcrest Hope Board of Directors and a committed group of community members have all come together to create a challenge grant for this campaign.
The purpose of the Hope Endures campaign is to offset some of the monetary resources that have been lost due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Our Goal is to raise $65,000 by October 24th. Donations made during the Hope Endures campaign will be matched, dollar for dollar, for the first $32,500 raised.
Joanne’s story, below, is one example of the many journeys that dozens of families in our programs have endured over the past two years, despite the challenges that we all faced.