Celebrating 30 Years!
For over three decades, Hope Ministries Inc., has been serving families facing the crisis of becoming homeless and displaced in Manteca and through out San Joaquin County. Here are a few of our highlights and accomplishments:
March 1993 -
First Homeless family was served, HOPE Ministries became an incorporated 501(c)3 and the first director was hired.
Jim Prestwood became the shelter director, and the formation of workshops and counseling groups began along with CalWORKs collaboration
The beginning of the Welfare to work program and Margaret Ann Rey became apart of the Board of Directors
Implementation of family and women's counseling services, and Hope Ministries Inc. joined the digital world with email and website start up
Central Valley Low Income Housing Corporation Partners with Hope Ministries Inc. for referrals, and Dave Thompson was hired as the Shelter Director
September 2004 -
The Grand opening of the Women's and Children's Shelter known as the Raymus House. Also, a new counseling program began by Sister Judith of St. Anthony's
A new Drug and Rehabilitation Program was implemented along with Evening Life Groups at the Raymus House.
November 2007 -
Raymus Family Resource assisted with obtaining the transitional shelter "Building Hope".
H.O.P.E. Family Shelters Re-Grand Opening after One Million Dollar Renovation!
Hired Cecily Ballungay as Executive Director who designed and implemented the "Project Hope" and "Interns of Hope" programs. the Adopt a Room program was reestablished, and the Police Chiefs Foundation Renovated the Raymus House Kitchen. Additionally, H.O.P.E. Ministries was recognized as Manteca Nonprogit of the Year by the State, Federal, and City offices.
"Project Hope" proved to be successful with an immediate success rate of clients finding permanent housing upon exiting the program.
The first Annual Dinner "Night of Hope" successfully raised over $25,000 The Donations Center was build at the Raymus House to support incoming donations
The "Work Experience Program" was created to provide clients with job preparations.
25th Anniversary! Also H.O.P.E Ministries boosted the "Children of Hope" Mental Health and Wellbeing program.
Received funding to replace roof and HVAC units for Building HOPE
Continuously provided services despite the COVID-19 Pandemic
February 2021 -
Grand Opening of the Margaret Ann Rey Children of Hope Wellness Center!
H.O.P.E. Ministries celebrated the programs very first Homeless to Homeowner client! Acuired 520 Yosemite through CBDG City Grant.
30 Years Serving Homeless Women and Children and Families in San Joaquin County!