Homes of Hope
2014 IMPACT REPORT
Homes of Hope rebuilds communities through developing energy-efficient affordable housing and rebuilds the lives of men overcoming addictions through job training and mentoring.
FROM THE CEO
It is always our great pleasure to present to you—our community, our friends—this annual Impact Report. We like the title “Impact Report” instead of the usual “Annual Report” so that we can communicate our heart, and God’s heart, better. We believe that making an impact goes beyond the statistics, deeper into the lives of those we serve. We believe God’s call to us is to make a real impact in their lives. Each year when we produce this report excitement permeates the office! Gathering stories from among the folks who live in our
homes, or the men participating in our Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Development program creates a corporate joy! We are always thrilled to hear each story of overcoming adversity and determination to succeed. It is a great time of year. It is our hope that you will share in our joy through reading the stories in this report. Each client represented in the following pages is among a great line of people who came before them with their own stories, and foreshadows the hope of people tomorrow who will follow!
And check out the statistics too! We are proud to share it all with you. Without our supporters none of these statistics would exist, and none of these stories would be told. Lives are being impacted because folks like you link arms with us as we march forward together fulfilling the mission God called us to. THANK YOU for your part in it all! Yours in joint service,
“We love our home now.”
A AND A SURVIVOR
ALVERNE & BETTY MAYHEW - HOUSING CLIENTS
t was a Godsend to be able to find love again. My son had a nice house and would bend over backwards to help me, but I wanted independence and to live on my own… and I didn’t know that I would also find a partner to share it all with.” – Al Mayhew
At Homes of Hope we truly believe that each family we serve in housing has a story to tell. When we developed the Olive Branch Cottages in the Sans Souci community of Greenville, we knew affordable housing for local Senior Citizens was a great need. We house four families there, and the story of one couple, newlyweds Alverne and Betty Mayhew, is a special glimpse into American History and an honor to share. Long Island native, Al Mayhew was born to a decorated WWI Veteran. His father was a highly-respected Shinnecock Indian and wounded veteran awarded the Croix de Guerre French honor for bravery for his military service. No doubt influenced by his father’s legacy, Al’s love of his country led him to delay his college education at Columbia University to join the Army as WWII began. “I would visit airbases and check out the people working there. American traitors were giving away US secrets to the Germans and we would try to infiltrate and pick them up. These traitors would inform the Germans about our ships leaving the harbor, including the names of our troops, rank, and serial number. The Germans
would sink whole shiploads of airplanes, food, and trucks. We lost men, materials, and supplies. I did this for a year, but I really wanted to go to Tuskegee.” Al’s dream was to become a Tuskegee Airman. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. The Tuskegee Airmen started training in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1941, when blacks were still relegated to noncombat tasks in the military and segregated from white servicemen. Al trained to become a flying officer and was assigned to Ramitelli Airfield on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. The main thrust of his mission was interdiction—interfering with German forces and disrupting their advance by shooting down their planes, trucks, and buses. Together with his comrades of the 332nd Fighter Group, they forced the Germans to eventually withdraw. Al flew in Italy for three months before returning to the States to finish his service with the Army Air Corps. Not long after his discharge, he would go on to join the US Air Force as a jet pilot and become selected to build the U-2, America’s spy plane, used to collect CIA intelligence photos of the Soviet Union. He also served as an instructor on the Air Force’s supersonic fighter bomber, the F-105 at Luke Airforce Base. Al would eventually finish his military career in 1962 and go on to retire from Pratt Whitney, after seventeen years as an aero-nautical engineer. Later years would see him as a teacher
in New Haven public schools, and as a program director of senior centers in New England. When Al became a widower in 2009, he moved to Greenville to live with his son. A local senior center would become the scene of his newest adventure. That’s where he would meet Betty, a retired textile worker and loving grandmother. She recalls it like this, “We used to ride the same van and I turned around to talk to him. I invited him to dinner and we started talking. After that he started calling me every day after he got home from the center. It wasn’t even a year and he asked me to marry him!”
Alverne and Betty continue to stay active and still visit the senior center nearly every day. Throughout the past year Betty has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She is proud to report that she is cancer free and will complete her treatments in December of 2014. Betty’s faith has kept her strong throughout this process. “I know that it was God who healed me,” she said. When her treatments conclude they hope to take a trip together and spend more time with their grandchildren. We are proud to have this couple live in one of our homes, one an American hero and the other a breast cancer survivor—together a sweet couple who are flourishing in their home & in love.
They would wed on November 19th, 2011—on her birthday. “I was her birthday present,” Al jokes. Now three years since their wedding, the Mayhews still interact like newlyweds. Alverne likes that Betty makes their home beautiful and comfortable. Betty loves when Alverne sings her Frank Sinatra tunes at breakfast. They feel blessed to have found love again. “I wish I had found him sooner,” Betty confesses. “He’s a wonderful husband.” Once married, the Mayhews needed to expand beyond Betty’s onebedroom apartment. Affordability was also a factor due to their limited incomes. A home at our Olive Branch cottages was perfect for them. “We love our home now,” they share.
Making an IMPACT in 2014
households maintained stable housing for 2 years 19% increase from 2013
households made steady on-time payments 18% increase from 2013
OUR PHILOSOPHY We are very intentional in our housing strategy--taking into consideration the multiple and complex issues that each community faces when undergoing renewal. In the end it is our hope that everyone benefits, not just the families we house, but their neighbors too.
What We BELIEVE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
We believe in single family homes and the benefits of everyone having a front yard, back yard and front porch for interacting with their neighbors.
MIXED INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS
We believe in mixed income neighborhoods comprised of a healthy combination of both affordable and market-rate rental and homeownership units.
We believe in focusing on neighborhood strengths, not weaknesses. By working with neighborhood assocations, we help to revitalize neighborhoods by replacing areas where crime tends to happen-like dead end streets, with green space and enhanced connectivity and walkability.
We believe good neighborhoods start with good neighbors. Whether owners or renters, we’re intentional in housing families who are invested in their community.
HOW We Do It HOUSING FIRST
Catch your breath in our permanent affordable and energy efficient rental housing, and then let’s work from there.
FILLING THE HOMEOWNERSHIP GAP
If you’re over-income for other programs, become a homeowner with Homes of Hope.
PERMANENT HOUSING SOLUTION
If you’re transitioning from a homeless service program, we have a permanent home for you.
It’s time for you to have a good option for change. (See page 19 for more info).
children out of 679 Rental Clients
Since 1998, we have made a
investment in Community and Economic Development
499 HOMES *Georgetown coming soon!
214 Greenville County
15 Laurens County
25 Anderson County
47 York County
• 44 newly constructed single family rental homes • Expansion of Client Development Program • Capacity growth in real estate management • 3 Mixed-use developments in SC- 1 in each region of the state
“The Authority commends the efforts
of Homes of Hope for its eagerness to provide assistance in sustaining a continued level of excellence in the development of affordable housing.” - SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority
We partner with over 25 community human service agencies, neighborhood associations and churches to provide targeted services that benefit each individual, family and neighborhood. Community partners include: • Anderson Interfaith Ministries: Women and Children Succeeding • Community Works Carolina • Department of Mental Health
• The Family Effect: Serenity Place • GAIHN • Safe Harbor
• • • •
SHARE Triune Mercy Center United Housing Connections United Ministries
A CHANGED LIFE
JASPER CANNON - MEN’S DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE I came to Greenville from North Carolina in April 2012. I arrived to the bus station downtown at midnight and was on my way to Miracle Hill Overcomers Center. I was sent there because I had a DUI and told the judge that I was unable to stop drinking alcohol. For most of my adult life I have struggled with alcohol addiction. I tried going to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings but that didn’t seem to help me. Over the years I had accumulated DUIs and had lost jobs as a result of my addiction. I also experienced a divorce which led me to drink even more. I had reached a place in my life that alcohol would no longer take away the pain that I was suffering. I did not see a way out of the problem. Thankfully God provided me a way out of my addiction. After completing the Overcomers program in November 2012 I transitioned to a one year internship at Homes of Hope. During my year at Homes of Hope I began to grow spiritually strong and learned to trust God with problems in my life. As a part of Homes of Hope’s job training program, I participated in a unique opportunity to build six LoCAL homes for families in poverty. Knowing that I played a part in the construction of those homes is very satisfying. My brother came to visit me recently and I took him to the West Greenville neighborhood and showed him the homes I had helped build. I felt pride, in a good way. I see that something I did has lasting value. Construction was completely foreign to me when I entered Homes of Hope, but the job
skills I learned help me even now as a mechanic. Working with my hands, going from blueprint to reality, and becoming proficient with tools— these are skills that have carried over into my new venue of work. Since graduating from Homes of Hope in November 2013 I have been continuing my education through Greenville Technical College’s Diesel Mechanics Program and putting my skills to work as a mechanic at Steve White Volkswagen. I have also been able to rebuild relationships with my family and I continue to help others through my church. I would like my story to help others who are suffering in their addiction. The spiritual growth and spiritual fulfillment that I experienced at Homes of Hope I would not trade for anything. Each day before work at Homes of Hope we started with prayer and Bible study. This is a tradition that I carry on even now. The peace of mind that I had sought through alcohol can’t compare to the peace I have now by surrendering my life to Christ. Christ continues to open doors for me and gives me strength. I am thankful for all the supporters that make Homes of Hope possible. I have a new life and continued hope because of valuable lessons taught to me there. I have been able to maintain my sobriety for 2.5 years because of my continued reliance on God for strength and His guidance. I am thankful that Homes of Hope is there. It was the best year of my life. Sincerely,
Making an IMPACT in 2014
received specialized job training and mentorship. All men are enrolled in WorkKeys and Financial Wellness Training
500 192 180 6 hours of spiritual discipleship training per man
hours of classroom training per man
days of on the job training per man
Fully Equipped Graduates
“Homes of Hope was the best year of my life.”
MEN’S DEVELOPMENT Through LoCAL Housing we provided specialized construction trade job training, Christian discipleship, life skills and financial wellness training for men overcoming drug and alcohol addictions. We partner with community human service agencies, educational institutions, and churches to provide targeted services that benefit each man. Community partners include: • Greenville Technical • New Horizon Medical • Sullivan Learning Center College • SC Vocational Rehab • United Ministries • Miracle Hill Ministries • SHARE
• Strengthen partnership with Greenville Workforce Collaborative • Establish “Quick Jobs” Certification by Greenville Tech • Complete Christian Life Library • Complete Job Training Manuals
FINANCIAL WELLNESS EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION HOUSING EMPLOYMENT
4 Pillars of Success It is our goal that men graduate our program with Education Improvement, Affordable and Reliable Transportation, Affordable and Energy-Efficient Housing, and Employment. These four pillars securely hold up the roof of financial wellness training for each man, with the whole house being supported by the foundation found in the love of Christ.
In our 15 years we have graduated
A FATHER AND HIS SON SAMUEL LASTER - LoCAL HOUSING CLIENT
My name is Samuel Laster and I have a 13-year-old son named Jevahn. I recently divorced and moved from Oakland California to Greenville in July of 2013. My baby sister was living here but moved after a few months. Her lease was up and I could not afford $600 a month. We couch-hopped and because there are no shelters in the Greenville area that accept men with children we were living in our car. I wanted to start my life over with God as the foundation of my new beginning and I connected with a great church where I joined the choir. My worship leader referred me to GAIHN - a network of churches that accept homeless families from week to week. While in the GAIHN program I continued to work a temporary job in Easley and I applied for permanent housing with Homes of Hope. Within two days I was called in for an interview. They were so nice and helped me and my son go through the proper channels for a possible home in the Greenville area.
“My prayers to take care of my child have been answered.”
God blesses his faithful and I’m very proud to say that in 3 weeks I moved into a brand new home that was perfect for my budget. It was just 10 minutes from my son’s school and our church. Within a month I received a phone call from the City of Greenville for a maintenance position and I have been working there ever since. If it wasn’t for caring, loving organizations like Homes of Hope and GAIHN, my son and I would still be searching for peace. Now we have been blessed with a fresh start. My prayers to take care of my child have been answered with multiple helping hands at Homes of Hope. My mind is clear so now I’m recording a Gospel CD and I plan on buying this beautiful home. Most importantly I want to give back to Homes of Hope and help another family by donating money to the next LoCAL home to be built. Remember, believing and having faith is the substance of all things not seen. God bless everyone that has contributed to our new home. Sincerely, A grateful father,
WHERE MEN’S DEVELOPMENT MEETS
Lo-ngterm C-ompact A-ffordable
It is Permanent Housing
It is Efficient in Space
“ The SAM Group feels truly blessed to be able to
provide a home for the Laster Family and the opportunity to work side by side with a great organization to participate in building a wonderful home for a very deserving father and son. When we met Sam & his son Jevahn we really knew we had done what God wanted us to do. It was an awesome experience to hear from them what this new home, opportunity, and a new start meant to them. We are very grateful to ALL the volunteers who made this become a home for the Laster Family; SAM Group did the easy part.
Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given. Luke 12:48
- SAM KELLY
PRESIDENT - SAM GROUP
ORIGINAL LoCAL HOUSING SPONSOR
2014 LoCAL HOUSING SPONSORS INCLUDED:
For Poverty Level Families
L-EED™ Standards The Highest in Energy-Efficiency
In January 2014 Homes of Hope completed its 5th and 6th LoCAL Homes for families in poverty. The homes were built side by side in West Greenville with help from volunteers from Fluor Corporation and financial contributions from SAM Group, The Sisters of Charity Foundation, and Hollingsworth Funds. Through a collaborative partnership with GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network), these homes were quickly available to two families transitioning out of homelessness. LoCAL lifts poverty-level families from sub-standard housing to new hope through safe, quality, and energy-efficient homes that they can be proud of. For a family at poverty level ($1000-1300/month income) LoCAL has a target rental or mortgage payment of $325-350/month. Coupled with LEED™ standard construction, LoCAL homes achieve the highest energy efficiency making the goal for a standard bill less than $75/month. LoCAL Housing is constructed in part by interns in Homes of Hope’s Men’s Development Program, equipping them with specialized job skills, and offering LEED™ training which increases their marketability and enables them to command higher wages in our green economy.
2015 PLANS • 3 LoCAL houses built in Greenville County • Pipeline of LoCAL Sponsors for 20152016 • Continue Pilot of Upstate Collaborative with GAIHN, Serenity Place and AIM’s Women and Children Succeeding Program
70/30 MODEL Homes of Hope is able to produce 70% of our budgeted income. We depend on you for the remaining 30%.
“Homes of Hope maximizes every financial decision. It’s incredible to see an organization run so efficiently that their own internal revenue drives 70% of their needs. What an example for all non profits!” - LEIGHTON CUBBAGE
CO FOUNDER - SERRUS CAPITAL PARTNERS
MAJOR FUNDING SOURCES OUR HOUSING ACTIVITIES Income from housing developments GRANTS United Way, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation, Government, and Private Donations from Foundations and Corporations
INCOME - $3,458,000 n n n n
Community Support $459,000 Foundations and United Way $369,000 Housing & Urban Development Grant $57,000 Housing Activities $2,573,000
COMMUNITY SUPPORT Solid Rock Club Individual and Corporate Monthly Giving Special Events Hope House Dinner and Auction Golf Classic
EXPENSES - $3,282,000 n n n n n
Housing Programs $2,505,000 Staff Training and Development $15,000 Fundraising $35,000 Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Development $233,000 Administration $494,000
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bike & Build Community Foundation of Greenville The Daniel-Mickel Foundation Duke Energy Foundation Fluor Corporation The F.W. Symmes Foundation Golf for Greenville The Graham Foundation Hollingsworth Funds John I. Smith Charities Jolly Foundation Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Sisters of Charity Foundation South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development South Carolina Christian Foundation
South Carolina Department of Commerce South Carolina Housing Finance & Development Authority South State Bank Suntrust Bank TD Foundation United Way of Anderson County United Way of Greenville County U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Wells Fargo Foundation
In the construction world, the term “foundation” is defined as part of a structural system that supports and anchors a building. Often, the foundation is partly or wholly hidden below the ground as it distributes the load of the building. Though partially unseen, it is the groundwork on which something stands. So it goes with our financial donors.
Since our beginning we have relied on our Solid Rock Club as a strong foundation of donors who anchor our work through prayer and giving. Often hidden from the limelight, our donors are faithful and generous. Their monthly financial gifts provide the foundation that allows us to rebuild communities and rebuild lives. Each and every donor is a vital member of our family whether they give monthly or once a year.
MEET OUR DONORS $10,000+
Leighton and Tammy Cubbage Tim Grant Rodgers Builders
$5000 - $9999
Downtown Presbyterian Church Stuart and Holly McAlister South State Bank Roger and Lisa Stevens
$3000 - $4999
Redemption Tim and Lisa Revis
$1000 - $2999
Brad and Robin Bylenga Mark Carithers First Baptist Church Simpsonville First Choice Property Management Russell and Ann Foster John and Shannon Gordon Timothy Granger Sam and Brenda Green Paige Haney Harris Flooring Robert Hearon Robert and Cecilia Jackson JHM Hotels Daniel Jones LS3P Engage Design Transform Mauldin United Methodist Church Hugh and Elaine McCown Don and Pam Oglesby David and Cary Palma Pendleton Street Baptist Church Fred and Perky Pollard Kirk and Hannah Scogin Bruce and Elaine Steen Mike Sword J. Ronald Terwilliger James White Enterprises LLC Dave and Wilma Wagner Kimberly Williams
$500 - $999
Glenn and Lana Kay Abbott Paul C. Aughtry Dave Ayers Timothy and Jennifer Bickel BNC Bank Tamika Brock John and Deborah Burnett Anne Clark Bruce and Florence Colby Paul and Linda Davis Dawn Dowden Kathy Dowden Cyndi and John Gullick Bob and Marnie Hiner Bob and Robin Ivins John and Bobbie Jamison Tony and Mardella Jones Michael Keaton Bob and Wendy Linn Long Branch Baptist Church Susan and Don Lowcavage New Life of Excellence Brian Robinson Allan V. Rose John Sanders Perry and Pam Sanders Michelle Stadler Truist Ben and Virginia Wallace Rebecca Warth Gary and Becky Weldon June White Leta Williams
$100 - $499
James Abbott John and Carolyn Allen Kimberly and Charles Ankney Bertha Terry Ministries Inc. Jay and Janice Blankenship Larry and Louise M. Bowling Robert and Tanisha Brissie Roger and Patti Brooks Mark and Dee Brown Anne Brown Don Bush
Ty and Cee Cee Cameron Angela Carter Michael Coggin Mark E. Collett Commercial Real Estate Services Sonya Cunningham John Daniel Sharon Day Robert Dayton Tito and Lawanda Dendy Hailey Dillingham Faith Dowden Hugh Duck Aaron and Natalie Dunham Beverly T. Ellington Matthew Ferguson Thomas and Betty Fitcher Patrick Fitzsimmons Nathan and Patricia Fleming Foothills Property Management Kimberly Galloway Tony and Lillian Garcia Tony and Carol Garland Edward and Deidra Graham Neil Grayson Sarah T. Gullick John and Kathy Hall Doug and Tracie Halloran Richard and Judy Hardy Al and Karen Hardy Denice Harris Sean and Courtney Hartness Ruthie Haskins Vickie V. Hawkins Brian Heinbaugh Gary and Marie Hembree Kedar and Paula Hodges Jerry and Lois Holcombe Glenn and Terri Holland Stephen and Veronica Houston Phil Hughes Gary Hyman Albert Irby Jr. Jake’s Landing JK Jay Napoleon and Angela Johnson Kevin and Joy Jones
Kellett Electrical Sims and Kate Key Norris and Nancy King Christopher Laney Robert and Karen Leake Will Lamneck Nancy Magee Jerry and Nancy Malone Harriet Martin Myrna Mathis Michael Mazuelos Rachel Mollica James and Margaret Morgan Jonathan Nett Dan and Clare Nunnery Gary and Carol Oglesby DeBario and Tomeka Payton David Peebles Ronnie and Marlene Peebles James and Sandra Peters Jr. Edwin and Frances Phillips Carl Pierce Warren and Elizabeth Popwell Kirsten Pratt Les Pritchard Jay Ratterree Ken and Sandie Rawls Ken Reed Andrew and Denice Robinson Cynthia Robinson John Revis Lena Grace Roper Joshua and Rachel Sack Abram and Lauren Sanders Drake Saylors Sherman Builders LLC Jeffrey Shippy Signal Insurance Group Craig Sikkelee Cheryl Smith John and Allison Smith Southend Reclaimed James C. Starkes Danny and Jennifer Stout Michael and Beverly Swart Abe and Amy Swartz David Swaynghame
Jonathan Thatcher Robert Thomas Denise Tibedo Jennifer Trilk Stephanie Troyer Steve Vicari Ben Walker Dorothy Webster Jordon Weldon Brian Wildrick David and Fran Williams James E. Wilson Cyrus and Laura Witte Linda Wolf Robert Yeargin Diane Youngblood Diane Zillotti
*Bold denotes Solid Rock Club Member
PLAYING MY PART
ZACCHEUS MOSS - VOLUNTEER & SOLID ROCK CLUB MEMBER
omes of Hope’s mission has a special place for me because growing up poor in Alabama, my family was one that would have needed affordable housing. Today I want to play a small part in encouraging, strengthening, and positively reinforcing the mission and values of Homes of Hope by lending my experience. I realized that constructing a house is not my gifted area but helping in the Men’s Development Program, participating in relationship building and preparing Bible studies, was the perfect place for me. The beauty of volunteering is that operating in your area of expertise in a united effort allows everyone to have a part to play. The results are awesome. Coming through the doors of Gideon’s House has been a great opportunity to see the result of each man’s determination to get to his present state, free of addiction. I’ve also seen that their success is, in part, a result of the staff who themselves have faced addiction and are now leading this new generation of men.
“I can be a part of lives being changed.”
Along with volunteering, I chose to be a Solid Rock Club contributor because I see that Homes of Hope’s impact has transformed countless lives. I believe that if there is an important initiative taking place in the community in which I am a part of, it is essential that I partner financially to see it become successful. I am reminded of Matthew 6:21 that says where your treasure is there will your heart be also. It is my chief aim that if my heart is toward the community, men’s development, and love of humanity that my financial contributions efforts reflect it. I may not be on the construction site but I can be a part of the resources that lead to lives being changed. I can proudly smile as I see men, and my local community thriving as result of Homes of Hope and feel that I played a small part in the process. Sincerely,
help us connect. Through our 2014 events we raised
HOPE HOUSE DINNER AND AUCTION The Hope House Dinner and Auction is our primary way of welcoming over 500 new and continued supporters to learn about our work. The event includes dinner and dessert, a focus on our ministry, as well as silent and live auctions. There is a diverse mix of the Upstate community at this annual spring fundraiser.
2014 Presented by
ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC The Annual Golf Classic is our fall opportunity for the community to get involved. Sponsors have a great opportunity to play a top-notch course, as well as showcase their company to 130+ business and community leaders from the Upstate.
Volunteers help us thrive. The long-term transformation of neighborhoods, cities, and the lives of the populations we serve is best accomplished through collaboration. We encourage individuals, groups, and corporations to find their â&#x20AC;&#x153;nicheâ&#x20AC;? within our organization and to serve accordingly.
OVER 700 VOLUNTEERS OVER 3,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS Thank you to the many individuals as well as groups that donated their time to Homes of Hope. Brushy Creek Baptist Christ Church Episcopal Christ Church Episcopal School Clemson University Costco
Covenant United Methodist Downtown Presbyterian First Baptist Greenville First Baptist Simpsonville First Presbyterian Fluor Corporation
Greenville Health System Hands on Greenville Harris Flooring Horizon JHM Hotels Mt. Zion Christian Fellowship
Redemption Riverside Baptist Resurgent Capital Services Rodgers Builders SHARE
Contac t Homes of Hope to see how you can get involved. 864.269.4663
OUR HISTORY Sixteen years ago Homes of Hope began with the dream to provide families in poverty with housing that they could afford and be proud of. A collaborative effort arose to pair men overcoming addictions enrolled at the Greenville Rescue Mission with the training needed to reconstruct donated mobile homes that could be sold to disadvantaged families. As a result, men’s lives were restored through sobriety and job training, and families in poverty found a housing option they could afford for as little as $100/ month. In order to improve impact, mobile homes were phased out and the development of newly constructed energy efficient stick-built homes became the organization’s primary focus. Today, Homes of Hope’s impact has expanded statewide with the development of 499 affordable homes and the graduation of 286 Men’s Development interns. Men overcoming addictions are now equipped with specialized job training and life skills to lead restored lives. Greater impact begets greater responsibility and Homes of Hope remains dedicated to strategically rebuilding communities and rebuilding lives.
OUR TEAM STAFF Don Oglesby
PRESIDENT / CEO
Dawn Dowden VICE PRESIDENT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MEN’S DEVELOPMENT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tim W. Revis
TOTAL QUALITY HOME BUILDERS, INC
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
WISDOM IN LIVING LIFE MINISTRY THE EQUIPPING CENTER CHURCH
REPRESENTATIVE OF WEST GREENVILLE COMMUNITY
CO-FOUNDER - SERRUS CAPITAL PARTNERS
HAMPTON DEVELOPMENT GROUP FIRST BAPTIST GREENVILLE
BRETT PUBLIC RELATIONS
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY MANAGER GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM
COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
FINANCIAL COUNSELOR GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEMCANCER INSTITUTE
CEO - RESURGENT CAPITAL SERVICES
SAFE HARBOR SC VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT
CRESCENT HIGH SCHOOL
GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM
REPRESENTATIVE OF WEST GREENVILLE COMMUNITY
PRINCIPAL - FLEETMASTER
REPRESENTATIVE OF WEST GREENVILLE COMMUNITY
CO-OWNER - ACKERSON-STEVENS, INC
PRINCIPAL - BROADSTREET PARTNERS
ACCREDITATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS Certified CDC with SC Dept of Commerce South Carolina CHDO Greenville County CHDO City of Greenville CHDO Upper Savannah CHDO Member of SCACED Member of SCANPO Member of SC Affordable Housing Coalition Member of Upstate Homeless Coalition
You can reach us at: 864-269-4663 3 Dunean Street, Greenville, SC 29611 www.homesofhope.org