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Apr
09

Welcome new Clinical Manager Erika Oliver and Clinical Therapist Elizabeth Morgan!

Please help us welcome Erika Oliver and Elizabeth Morgan to Our Hope's Clinical Staff.  As Clinical Manager, Erika will work closely with Executive Director, Carolyn Avery, in designing and implementing programming to best meet the specific needs of each woman we serve.  She will also... read more
Apr
08

Alumnae Testimonials Speak Volumes...

We are often asked, "What are your results?"  In response, we can cite numbers and statistics, but there is no stronger evidence of Our Hope's results than the testimony of our alumnae.  Please take a look at our most recent Results Page by clicking here to read what some of our... read more
Feb
11

Welcome Lori Greengard and Julie Kendrick to Our Staff!

Please help us welcome and support Lori Greengard and Julie Kendrick as they take on their new positions as Administrative Services Specialists.  Brief bios for each are found here on our Staff page.  Many of you know both Lori and Julie, as Lori has been an OHA volunteer for many... read more
Jan
30

Introducing Our Hope's 2012/13 Board of Trustees

Please join us in welcoming Our Hope Association's new Board members and new officers elected in December 2012 and in thanking departing members for their service! While brief bios of the full membership of Our Hope's Board of Trustees and Advisors can be found here, we want to introduce... read more
Jan
29

Our Beautiful New Group Room!

Please join us in thanking our new Board member, Dr. David Petersen, as well as Dave Sebastian and the Trustees of the Sebastian Foundation and Steelcase for the beautiful new Group Room in the Carriage House.  Their generosity has taken this room from being minimally functional to a serene,... read more
Nov
30

Focus on Funding: The Importance of the "TLC" Fund

TLC--Most of us know this stands for "Tender Loving Care" and usually think it's relevant to helping other people who are in need of loving attention.  This is the case for Our Hope's TLC Fund, but pertains to helping us give our Main Residence, Carriage House and grounds the care they need to... read more
Nov
15

Focus on Funding: The Critical Importance of General Fund Gifts

There is no question that Our Hope would not have been able to fulfill its mission over the last 40 years, but especially since the "Great Recession" of 2008, without the very generous donations directed to our General Fund.  While the purpose of this, our most flexible fund, is summarized... read more
Nov
01

New Holiday Season Series: Focus on Funding

During the next six weeks, we wanted to take some time each week to help visitors better understand how important charitable donations are to Our Hope.  Our rich 40-year history is rooted in the gifts of time, talent and treasure that the people of West Michigan and beyond have consistently... read more
Oct
22

Our Hope Featured in Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com Article

Please click on this link to read a great article about Our Hope that appeared in the Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com on Friday, October 19. 
Oct
12

Thank You to the Sponsors of A Gust of Hope!

Many, many thanks to the generous Sponsors who made Our Hope's 40th anniversary celebration possible!  Because of their generosity, we will be able to share Our Hope with many, many more women!A Gust of Hope Title Sponsors Bob & Shelly Corl Spirit of Hope SponsorsScott &... read more
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