Hope in Action


JUNE 2019

Beauty Bubbles and Bites

Join the Women of Hope in spreading the word about our upcoming exclusive event, Beauty, Bubbles, and Bites, on Thursday, July 18 at the home of Kellie Burum in Alta Loma. “It is an honor to host the very first Women of Hope fun-raising event. We have a very special night planned, including beauty and fashion demos, a decadent signature drink, great food and entertainment, and silent auction items that you will not want to miss! The planning committee has done a great job creating an event that truly embodies everything that women love,” Kellie Burum commented.

To learn more about this very special ladies’ night out, please contact Alyssa Cotter at acotter@hthf.org or visit our website at https://hthf.org/women-of-hope/beauty-bubbles-bites/, but hurry tickets are selling fast!

Hope Night at Petco Park

It was Hope Night at Petco Park on May 20! Hope through Housing partnered with the San Diego Padres to raise awareness and support for Hope through Housing’s Building Bright Futures initiative in San Diego. The event raised more than $14,000 thanks to the generosity of sponsors and donors and will benefit children in Hope through Housing’s after-school program. In addition, 100 children from our communities will have the opportunity this summer to attend a Padres game, a first for many of them.

A special thanks to our Grand Slam sponsors: US Bank, Aetna, and the Watt Family. We also want to thank our Home Run sponsors: AREAA SD, MFRG-ICON, and San Ysidro Health. If you would like to learn more about our youth programs in San Diego and how you can get involved, please contact Brian Woods at bwoods@hthf.org or (858) 405-7068.

Offering a Helping Hand to Seniors in Our Community

Every day more than 10,000 Americans are turning 65. Our cities are seeing a rise in senior poverty due to disappearing pensions and lack of retirement benefits. To help aging adults who are struggling financially, Hope through Housing has created a platform and support system that assists our seniors when they need it the most.

To the more than 2,000 seniors who live in National CORE’s affordable housing communities, including Alfonso and Maria, Hope through Housing is there when they cannot afford basic necessities, such as food, medication, or transportation to appointments. Hope through Housing offers our seniors activities, encouraging them to remain physically and mentally active. To reduce depression and isolation, staff works with our seniors to make sure that they remain engaged in their community.

Today, we are asking our friends, family, and partners to join us in offering a helping hand to a senior and to be part of our support system. With your help, our seniors will continue to thrive. You could make a difference and be the reason why a senior is able to remain independent and have the opportunity to age with dignity in their own home.

To offer a helping hand today, please visit www.hthf.org/senior.

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Volunteers help us have a greater impact! They are an important part of the work we do at Hope through Housing. That is why we were so thrilled to have associates from Walmart and Citizens Business Bank join us last month at our after-school programs at Villaggio on Route 66 and Mountainside in Rancho Cucamonga. They read individually with children from our after-school programs and completed an activity with the kids that sparked conversations about their future goals and aspirations. From the activity, our children drew their hopes and dreams for the future. These drawings are being compiled for a larger project to be highlighted at this year’s Gala, An Evening of Hope, Endless Possibilities.

To find out how you can get involved, please visit Our Volunteer Platform — VolunteerLocal or contact Emily Ku at eku@hthf.org. Upcoming opportunities include Back-to-School Supply Distribution Events.

Creating Economic Empowerment for our Families

Hope through Housing’s Pathways to Economic Empowerment initiative actively helps our families improve their financial situation.  Since April, our Economic Mobility Specialist has been working with Gabriella, a single mother in Rancho Cucamonga who is pursuing her nursing degree.  At Gabriella’s first one-on-one coaching session, she spoke with urgency about needing to be able to purchase a home where she could take care of her ailing mother.  After reviewing her financial situation, an action plan was created.  It included paying off her credit cards by August, doubling her income, and increasing her savings.  In one month, she increased her savings significantly thanks to a 2018 tax refund and is now making additional income from a second job.  Once she finishes paying off her credit cards and continues to increase her income, she will be ready to start the process of finding a new home. We are proud of the great strides being made by Gabriella and our many residents participating in Pathways!


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