As we look forward to a new year in 2021, we want to highlight some of the amazing things that took place at Hope House this past year in 2020. Despite the hardships of COVID and the economic crisis that came with it, we have so much to celebrate thanks to our dear champions who continued to give, our staff who reinvented our programs to keep serving our mamas no matter what and our teen moms who simply and incredibly just would not give up on building a future for themselves and their little ones.
HERE’S OUR TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS OF 2020!
Crisis grants and a rent assistance fund from a generous champion helped keep our teen moms stable and safe during the economic challenges of 2020.
We filled 650 meals orders at our curbside Grab & Go from March to June, which supplied our mamas with essential needs like food and baby supplies. It was critical our doors remained open as other services were unable to support them during the pandemic.
Hope House celebrated with teen moms at our High School & GED Graduation in September. Watch the recap HERE.
In April, our very first affiliate, Hope House Northern Colorado, officially received their 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation.
We hosted a ‘Curbside Christmas’ where our moms shopped online and then picked up orders curbside. Check out a video of the event HERE.
We spent many summer afternoons at our Community Garden watching our fresh vegetables grow and enjoying Mommy & Me events at Hope House.
Some of our teen moms, like Gina and Lexie, graduated from college during the pandemic. They weren’t able to attend a big college graduation due to health protocols, so they came and celebrated with us instead!!
Even during a pandemic, our Joe Coors Hope House Classic in July and rescheduled 5K & Fun Run in August raised a total of over $243,000! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, volunteers and champions who participated in these events to support our teen moms!
We celebrated our Hope House Class of 2020 graduates in October.
We heard the incredible stories of hope from two of our teen moms, Harper and Temia, at our Virtual MASKERADE Gala in November that raised over $410,000. If you missed hearing their stories, grab some tissues and check it out HERE. We are so inspired by their strength and resilience.