Place of Hope is blessed to be celebrating not one, but five, five year program anniversaries! Numerous lives are being restored every day. Our Place of Hope family has grown so much the last five years as lives continued to be saved through these programs.
5 Year Anniversaries
Five Are Five
1. Joann’s Cottage
Joann’s Cottage opened as our community’s first-ever family-style maternity home for pregnant or parenting youth. The Martin & Parr Family built Joann’s Cottage in loving memory of their beloved mother and grandmother, Joann Sirrine. Joann’s Cottage provides professional case management, independent living services, parenting classes, access to quality medical care and comprehensive support services. This is to help ensure the safety and well-being of the mothers and mothers-to-be, allowing our team to restore each individual and impact families. In five years, we have been blessed to serve over 50 young mothers.
2. Donna’s Place at the Villages
It is hard to believe that our Villages of Hope expansion and improvements were completed five years ago! Thanks to the generosity of Gordon and Cheri Martin, the campus was re-named in honor of our co–founder, Donna Mullins.
3. Hope House Florida
Hope House Florida is dedicated to providing safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Florida is ranked third in the nation for human trafficking and we are here to help these girls find a future filled with hope and genuine love. Since Hope House Florida opened five years ago, 49 girls have been rescued and provided with stability for their future. We are so happy to be their family and show them that someone believes in them!
4. KidSanctuary’s Rubin Cottage
In November of 2012, KidSanctuary Campus celebrated the opening of its first home, the Rubin Cottage. Since that time, we have been committed to providing a safe home for every abused, abandoned and neglected child that calls us family. Our mission is to ensure that each child receives the benefits of a sense of belonging and permanency in a caring and positive environment that nurtures self-esteem and hope.
5. Berlin Family Foundation Transitional Housing Duplex & Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Charitable Foundation Transitional Housing Duplex
Located at Villages of Hope, these duplexes offer dormitory-style housing supported by an on-site Residential Advisor. There are over half a million children in America’s foster care system; many will reside in care far too long and eventually “age out” of the system. This leaves them with nowhere to go and no place to call home. These homes offer an alternative to our youth becoming homeless. It gives them the opportunity to work towards a future while having support from our team and volunteers that surround them daily, like a family.