Our Champions

“…Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore…
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.”

 - from Kindness, by Naomi Shihab Nye, 1952

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A Gift

In today’s America, it is tempting to imagine and easy to convince ourselves that the prosperity we enjoy is a direct result of the work we have done. That is to claim that as Americans we have somehow earned our place and deserve the wealth by which we are surrounded. The deeper challenge we face, both as individuals and as a nation, is to accept the extent to which everything we have is in the end, as the poet reminds us, only a gift.

The Ladies of Hope Ministries and the work it does are direct results of the gifts we have received. The work doesn’t create the gifts. The gifts make possible the work. The first and deepest of those gifts are the lives of the women and girls who come to us. They seek assistance and shelter, acceptance and healing, and their arrival is a blessing. Their lives are opportunities for each of us to open our hearts and our doors and undertake the work to which we are called. Their lives are gifts to us.

Dr. Barbara M. Amos
R. David Andrews
Gidi Cohen
Susan Flynt
Robert Granier
Jana Jones
Jeannie Linam
Randall Mays
Gail Milliken
Stephen Schatzman
Garrett Temple
Gabriel Tsuboyama
Isabel Wilkinson Schor
Virginia Wood
Dr. Barbara M. Amos
R. David Andrews
Gidi Cohen
Susan Flynt
Robert Granier
Jana Jones
Jeannie Linam
Randall Mays
Gail Milliken
Stephen Schatzman
Garrett Temple
Gabriel Tsuboyama
Isabel Wilkinson Schor
Virginia Wood
Linda Andrews
Courtney Bryan
Nicole Daedone
Catherine Gund
H. Fisk Johnson
Van Jones
Kasia Mays
Karen Mehiel
Cristina Rasmussen
Aaron Shumaker
Suzanne Thorniley
Ian Wallace
Jenny Wood
Remarkables
Linda Andrews
Courtney Bryan
Nicole Daedone
Catherine Gund
H. Fisk Johnson
Van Jones
Kasia Mays
Karen Mehiel
Cristina Rasmussen
Aaron Shumaker
Suzanne Thorniley
Ian Wallace
Jenny Wood
Remarkables

““There is no lending in that house. There is only giving.” - Pearl S. Buck (1931)

Erica Boland
Zoe Afrin
Ayodele Akingbade
Suzanne Anderson
Russell Andrews
Robin Beaman
Jason Black
Olivia Brokaw
Joi Bruce
Jason Burzenski
Amelia Chapman
Curt Clifton
Arian Colachis
Alison Cornyn
Carmel Curtis
Christina Dawkins
Dania Diaz
Samantha Egan
Gregg Fergus
Eric Gonzalez
Simone Gordon
Stephane Guerrier
Gordon Hayward
Adriane Hill
Frances Hunt
Juliene James
Deanna Joy
Aileen Kelly
Lucy Kissel
Sarah Klepner
N. Landau
Chelsea Lee
Bryan Lumpkins
Nichaele McClure
Kai Miller
Larry O. Moore
Shirley Moore Smeal
Heidi Nel
The Orangemoon
Sheronda Patton
Akinah Rahmaan
Rashida Ricketts
Susan Rosenberg
Matt Runyan
April Schneider
Dawn Sinko
Daniel Sommer
Marvelous Spraggins
Ashley Suder
Ashley Thomas
Delena Turman
V. Vacanti
Sheuvaun Vernon
Anne Vollen
Lauren Webb
Joshua Wiese
Lumumba Woods
Erica Boland
Zoe Afrin
Ayodele Akingbade
Suzanne Anderson
Russell Andrews
Robin Beaman
Jason Black
Olivia Brokaw
Joi Bruce
Jason Burzenski
Amelia Chapman
Curt Clifton
Arian Colachis
Alison Cornyn
Carmel Curtis
Christina Dawkins
Dania Diaz
Samantha Egan
Gregg Fergus
Eric Gonzalez
Simone Gordon
Stephane Guerrier
Gordon Hayward
Adriane Hill
Frances Hunt
Juliene James
Deanna Joy
Aileen Kelly
Lucy Kissel
Sarah Klepner
N. Landau
Chelsea Lee
Bryan Lumpkins
Nichaele McClure
Kai Miller
Larry O. Moore
Shirley Moore Smeal
Heidi Nel
The Orangemoon
Sheronda Patton
Akinah Rahmaan
Rashida Ricketts
Susan Rosenberg
Matt Runyan
April Schneider
Dawn Sinko
Daniel Sommer
Marvelous Spraggins
Ashley Suder
Ashley Thomas
Delena Turman
V. Vacanti
Sheuvaun Vernon
Anne Vollen
Lauren Webb
Joshua Wiese
Lumumba Woods
Boland Zoe
Lois Ahrens
SueEllen Allen
Amy Andresen
Callie Barlow
Elise Bernhardt
Amma Boakye
Deborah Brownlow
Snow White Bui
Megan Campbell
Daakeia Clarke
MiAngel Cody
Julie Coren
Crystal Crawford
Sally M. Davis
Antony Denaro
Stephanie Drachkovitch
Joanne Emmons
Carlene Ferguson
Stacy Goodgame
Tamara Greenfield
Viola Hamilton-Keith
Samantha Hickey
Joan Hornig
Sooyoung Hwang
Meredith Jones
Dana Kaplan
Rebecca Kim
Rosalie Kissel
Patric Lambert
Monica Lang
Patricia Lewis
Cheryl Marius
Opal McPartlin
Eleanor Moody
Loletha Moore
Kimberly Moore-Rolle
James D. O'Shaughnessy
Olga Palladino
Colleen Powers
Molly Reno
Janet Riggs
Jennifer Rudick
Sandra Sam
Isaac Scott
Beverly Smith
William Song
Jonathan Stenger
Trish Tchume
Lauren Thomas
Christine Umali
Robynne Van Der Werf
Pilar Victoria
Cara Volpe
Tonesa Welch
Julius Williams
Rebecca Zack
Boland Zoe
Lois Ahrens
SueEllen Allen
Amy Andresen
Callie Barlow
Elise Bernhardt
Amma Boakye
Deborah Brownlow
Snow White Bui
Megan Campbell
Daakeia Clarke
MiAngel Cody
Julie Coren
Crystal Crawford
Sally M. Davis
Antony Denaro
Stephanie Drachkovitch
Joanne Emmons
Carlene Ferguson
Stacy Goodgame
Tamara Greenfield
Viola Hamilton-Keith
Samantha Hickey
Joan Hornig
Sooyoung Hwang
Meredith Jones
Dana Kaplan
Rebecca Kim
Rosalie Kissel
Patric Lambert
Monica Lang
Patricia Lewis
Cheryl Marius
Opal McPartlin
Eleanor Moody
Loletha Moore
Kimberly Moore-Rolle
James D. O'Shaughnessy
Olga Palladino
Colleen Powers
Molly Reno
Janet Riggs
Jennifer Rudick
Sandra Sam
Isaac Scott
Beverly Smith
William Song
Jonathan Stenger
Trish Tchume
Lauren Thomas
Christine Umali
Robynne Van Der Werf
Pilar Victoria
Cara Volpe
Tonesa Welch
Julius Williams
Rebecca Zack

With Gratitude

The LOHM would not be able to receive at our houses the women and girls we do were it not for the generosity of each of you, our members and supporters. It is only through your donations of services, talents, resources, and dollars that we have become what we are and are able to do the work we do. Whether you are a founding organization, a partner, a member, an individual subscriber, a one-time giver or an in-kind provider, your generosity has created and sustained the LOHM from day one, and we are truly grateful. Every hour and each dollar count just as much as the next one.

At the LOHM, we live in a house of giving, a house that has been built by your gifts and that is occupied the women and girls who have given themselves to it. We are surrounded by gifts, and our gratitude knows no bounds. Your kindness cannot be repaid, but we acknowledge it and we thank you for it.

You are our friends; you are our companions on a journey toward hope.
You are our champions.

“Whatever a man has is in the end only a gift.”- C.M. Wieland, 1780

To Learn More about being a
Champion, PLease contact Kenya
Welch, Kenya@thelohm.org