I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. - Romans 1:8
I don't know about you, but for me November and December are a time of reflection, gratitude, and remembrance of all God has done the past year. It's overwhelming to consider all the ways He has blessed and poured out His favor, and all the ways He has used you to accomplish His purposes at Door of Hope.
Here's Some of What God Has Accomplished in 2018, Through You:
Served 166 people: 123 women, 23 kids, 10 teens, and 10 children thru childcare
Added two new support groups: Safe People and Loving on Purpose Parenting Class
Increased the number of trained support group leaders to 15
Added more group space through our expansion this fall (we’re already running out of space!)
Held our first off-site support group
Trauma Recovery Counseling & Prayer Ministry and Women’s Conferences
Facilitated more than 140 Trauma Recovery Counseling & Prayer Ministry sessions
Two conferences provided for women seeking healing from abuse, with one more conference coming in December
Safe Housing and Crisis Counseling
Helped 10 women in crisis write safety plans to help minimize the danger of leaving an unsafe situation
Added three safe houses, hosted by families willing to take in women needing a safe refuge
Staffing and Volunteers
1500+ volunteer hours have been logged so far!
Increased the hours of Associate Director, Darlene Cook, to 30 hours a week
Hired Gabby Plaep as our part-time Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
Added Nate Oyloe to our staff as a volunteer (with hopes to bring him on payroll soon) to help us serve more men
Added two more staff offices through this fall’s Ministry Center expansion
Wow! It is very exciting to see God bring His hope and healing to so many men, women, and children!
The need continues to increase as word about Door of Hope spreads...
We believe we will be able to continue to serve those God sends us, but we need your help, your prayers, and your continued support.
From all of us at Door of Hope - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We pray you and your family will have a blessed Thanksgiving season.
With love and gratitude,