Building Hope


Building Hope

A capital campaign of Hope Unlimited

Hope Unlimited’s emergency shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides a safe, compassionate setting for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Hope Unlimited currently utilizes a two-story house for our emergency shelter. The upstairs is inaccessible for those in a wheelchair or using crutches. Rooms are limited, and prior to COVID-19, several people bunked together to accommodate more residents.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations, the shelter had to house people in motels or turn them away completely. The new shelter will provide more space to allow private bedrooms, more residents and larger common spaces, all on one level that will be accessible to all.

COVID-19 showed us that more space was needed.

Our goal is to raise approximately $3 million for a new shelter. This will serve our current and future needs by:

  • Doubling the current capacity
  • Providing private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Offering a single-level, 100% ADA accessible facility
  • Guaranteeing a comprehensive security system

$2.5 million will go towards new shelter construction and land acquisition. $300,000 will allow for up to three years of operational support, and around $200 will be for architect and miscellaneous fees and permits.

The co-chairs of this capital campaign are Nich and Robin Lohman, and our executive director is Dorothy Sparks.

Hope Unlimited’s board members are:

Diane Bertone, President
Anne Marie Foley, Vice President
Shannon Culiver, Treasurer
Emily Hamm, Secretary
Wade Bowie
Maria Unruh
John Leahy
Melissa Miller

Together, we can make a difference. Please contact us today to make your donation.

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