HOPE in ACTION
Building Bright Futures Scholarship Allows Hairdresser to Earn a Psychology Degree and Achieve Her Dreams
As a hairdresser, Regina knows a lot about mental health counseling. “Over time, being kind, nice, honest and consistent, the people trust you. And then they start talking,” Regina says.
“They start telling me everything, from kids to husband to life situations. When they were feeling depressed and why. When they were feeling happy and why. If they need me to chime in and give my opinion on something, they’ll do that. And then sometimes they actually want advice. Or sometimes, it’s not for me to say stuff – just listen. And that’s the best. Just being a listener.”
Regina, a National CORE resident in Rancho Cucamonga, has always known that she has a gift for counseling and supporting people. But she wasn’t familiar with the education pathway that would help her turn her talent into a job and the astronomic costs of higher education were always a barrier.
Women of Hope Host 3rd Annual Beauty, Bubbles & Bites
On Thursday June 9th, the Hope through Housing Foundation held its third annual Beauty, Bubbles & Bites fundraiser at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. The fundraiser was hosted by the Women of Hope, a strong group of women who are committed to championing Hope through Housing’s after school program and literacy initiative.
Since the affinity group was launched in 2019, Women of Hope has grown to over 100 members, including community leaders, business owners, and elected officials. This year’s Beauty, Bubbles & Bites brought together over 300 women and raised over $85,000.
Brenda J. Rodriguez, a Powerhouse in Affordable Housing and Hope through Housing’s Newest Board Member
Addressing the affordable housing crisis is not easy work, and every day brings new challenges. Whenever Brenda J. Rodriguez, the Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Clearinghouse and a new Hope through Housing board member, needs to re-charge her motivation, she thinks back to her childhood experience of living in overcrowded housing in South Central Los Angeles.
“There was a point in time when fourteen of my family members and I all lived in a two-bedroom apartment with one bathroom,” Rodriguez shared. “Over time, a lot of the family members have secured their own housing. And when I think about how each of my five siblings have become homeowners over the last 10 years, it motivates me to help other families achieve that dream.”
Join Us as a Sponsor for An Evening of Hope: 30 Years of Believing in Hope
Help Us Impact at the Hilton Anaheim October 21, 2022!
For 30 years, because of your support, the Hope through Housing Foundation has helped children achieve their full potential in school and beyond through afterschool programs, scholarships, mentorship, and so much more.
National CORE’s 30th Anniversary Evening of Hope will be a night like no other, helping to raise important funds for the Hope through Housing Foundation and its work each and every day to break the cycle of generational poverty.
Please consider joining National CORE and Hope through Housing at our 30th Anniversary Gala, where we will aim to raise $1 million to support low-income children, families, and seniors across Southern California and beyond. At this very special Evening of Hope on Friday, October 21, 2022, at the beautiful Hilton Anaheim, you will be able to help us impact more lives than ever before.
The Doctor is In!
Hope through Housing Partners with Doctoral Students to Offer Important Mental Health Resources and Support
The past two years have been particularly difficult for so many of us. In Hope through Housing’s 2021 resident survey, 41% of residents identified as having anxiety, depression, or both.
“Knowing that our residents self-identified as having anxiety and depression, among other health issues, we wanted to provide a space and an outlet where people could come together and have these conversations or learn a little bit more about some coping skills or techniques to improve their well-being,” said Dixie Torres, Hope through Housing’s Director of Program Quality and Data Management.
To provide that support, Hope through Housing has partnered with the California Baptist University Counseling Center, whose doctoral students are leading a series of engaging and transformative webinars for residents on mental health, including the recent sessions “Positive Self-Talk and Improving Self-Esteem” and “Cultivating Joy and Gratitude”.
Register for the upcoming webinars or follow along with Hope through Housing as we continue to offer more resources for residents.
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