House of Hope
Project Name: Service at the House of Hope Women and Children’s Shelter in Santa Ana, CA.
Goal: To provide fellowship to the women of the shelter and to provide mentoring by the youth at St. Marina Church to the children of the shelter.
When it was founded: We started going to the shelter in 2005
How Can You Help: There are many shelters within our diocese communities that need help. This is a great way to teach our youth about the blessings of service. Each church can adopt a shelter and start their own program for outreach into their community.
Success Story: e-mail from one of the women who used to be in the House of Hope:
I think about all of you so much and I am so thankful that God brought us together. You and your group made a huge impact on our lives….. NormaLee is 7 and in the 2nd grade…… We have our own place and it is fabulous. God has blessed us in so many ways…… I am so excited to hear from you.. It is late and I have to work tomorrow ……
For information on how your church can start its own shelter outreach program please contact:
Yvonne Rahouma: 714-955-8164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – English
Ilham Guirgis: 949-241-7514 or email email@example.com – Arabic