Door of Hope Volunteers

Thanking God for You!

Founder and Executive Director, Diane Stores

Founder and Executive Director, Diane Stores

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:

Support Groups

  • 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...

From all of us at Door of Hope - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

From all of us at Door of Hope - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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,

Diane Stores
Executive Director

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim and Connie Brown

Connie and Jim Brown

Connie and Jim Brown

Please meet dedicated and hard-working Door of Hope volunteers, Jim and Connie Brown. Jim is a volunteer prayer minister, and Connie helps with mailings, serving at events, and brings treats each week for our Hope-Filled Kids Group. They always pitch in where needed, and God uses them to bless us, and those we serve, every time they walk through our doors. We are incredibly blessed by you two, our dynamic duo!  Thank you!

Why do you support Door of Hope?

Well, we are really quite selfish in this area. We have found in our working with Door of Hope  that we have been blessed far beyond anything we have given. The real reason, though, is that we see God moving powerfully within Door of Hope, and where God is moving is where we want to be.

What do you wish other people knew?

From what we see at Door of Hope, there is room for people to give the gifts God has given them - in any area. Your gifts of time and support will help others be set free.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about Door of Hope?

Whether you are looking for a place to volunteer or seeking help, or need someone to talk to...just do it! Call Door of Hope! Jump in with both feet because someone will be there to assure you land in a safe place. You will be blessed and surrounded by God's love.

Something about us: We have been married for 48 years and are heading for 50! Our biggest enjoyment is just hanging out with each other and relaxing. That is easier to do now that we are both retired.