Here's What's Coming Up... 

Raising the Roof...For the Next 100 Years    
Great progress is being made at 609 Texas Street on the new Hope Cottage.  The building is beginning to take shape. 



A Little Bit About the Building..

The new three storied, 8,500 square foot, facility will greatly enhance Hope Cottage's ability to deliver much needed services to the community in an effective, efficient and welcoming manner. The building is designed with appropriate and flexible spaces to provide necessary training and emotional support to future adoptive families; confidential counseling to women seeking pregnancy and emergency services; provide post adoption services to all members of the adoption triad and seminars to professionals in the Dallas community needing to learn more about adoption.
 
The first floor provides welcoming access to the public for services and immediate support. The second floor provides offices and meeting space to administrators and program staff. Also, included on the second floor is space for future growth of staff and expanded programming. The top floor or third floor will offer impressive meeting and training space both indoor and out, along with a spectacular view of downtown Dallas.

The building is being built under standards the City of Dallas has established in their green building code and every effort is being made at the design and planning stage to ensure sustainability, efficiency of operation and environmental responsibility. The landscape design is one that relies heavily on native grasses, low water shrubs and the use of perennials for color. The decks and porches will have floors made of life time, no refinish materials and carpets made from recycled products.
 
The internationally known architecture firm, Gensler has taken great pride in designing a beautiful, efficient and functional building for Hope Cottage's current and future needs. The Gensler team, comprised largely of adoptive parents, was excited to lend their expertise to the Hope Cottage project.

 

Follow our construction progress on the Hope Cottage blog.
  
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Hope Cottage Board President Receives Award

John with his wife Jody and Hope Cottage CEO Sonyia Hartwell
Hope Cottage Board President, John Dickey  won the Dallas Foundation's annual Good Works Under 40 Award (#GWU40).  Good Works Under 40  celebrates North Texas's committed, skilled and passionate volunteers under the age of 40.  Along with the honor comes a $10,000 grant to Hope Cottage.  

On the board since 2009, John represents the second generation in his family to offer board service to Hope Cottage and he is the first ever Hope Cottage adoptee to serve as Board President. John started  volunteering with Hope Cottage as a teenager.  He regularly attends support group meetings and educational seminars to share his story with other adoptive families and those considering adoption. 

He is employed as Director of Property Management at Carlisle Interest's, Inc. and is a graduate of Texas Luther University, where he received his bachelor's degree in business administration. 

Congratulations John!
Chi Omega Christmas Market

Hope Cottage and our Youth Education Programs is one of the beneficiaries of the
2015 Chi Omega Christmas Market.  This year's market is being held at Fair Park's  Centennial Hall  and runs Thursday
November 19 - Saturday November 21. 

The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 175 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday d├ęcor, women's clothing and accessories, home accents, children's clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more! In its 38 year history, Chi Omega Christmas Market has distributed  $6.75 million dollars to the Dallas community through grants to local charities and collegiate scholarships.

To purchase your tickets, contact Leslie by email or by calling 214.526.8721, ext 3202. 

Joe and Carmyn Neely with Mike and Sonyia Hartwell
Recent Events

Hope Baby Carmyn Neely and her husband Joe recently opened their house for "Nibbles and Sips with Hope Cottage".  For many attendees, this was their first introduction to Hope Cottage and the comprehensive capital campaign,
Hope Cottage...For the Next 100 Years, the agency is conducting to construct a new building and a three year expansion of programming.  Read more...





Adoption Counselor Sara Campbell and Post Adoption Coordinator Amy Broussard
The Post Adopt Group recently held their Halloween Bash.  To read more and see pictures, click here.

For a list of upcoming Post Adopt Group events or to learn more about the group, contact Amy Broussard

In honor of National Adoption Month...On the Blog


November is National Adoption Month and in honor of the occasion the Hope Cottage blog has featured articles by Hope Cottage adoptees and parents. 

Hope Baby Shannon Kincaid shared her adoption story on the anniversary of the day she was placed in her new home. 

Julia Gibson and her daughter Audrey shared the story of their open adoption in
Openly Adopted Audrey

Another Hope Cottage family shares how they honor their children's birthmothers

Rosie the Riveter and
Sugar Skull
Hope Cottage Leadership Council

Hope Cottage's Young Professionals Group  Hope Cottage Leadership Council recently held their first Boo Games:  Halloween Trivia and Diaper Drive.  The price of admission was a pack of diapers which were shared between Hope Cottage and Alley's House
Read more...


The next event for the Hope Cottage Leadership Council is the 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on December 3rd, 7 pm at HGSply.  Grand Prize will be awarded to the ugliest Christmas Sweater there. 
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Adoption Information Open House
Learn more about building your family through Hope Cottage.  Information will be shared about adopting from the Infant Adoption Program and about adopting from Foster Care.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Christa Stewart by email or by calling 214.526.8721, ext 216

Tuesday December 1
6-8 pm
Hope Cottage
Rooms A&B
2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX  75204

DFW Triad Support Group
The DFW Triad Support Group helps adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents navigate their experiences of loss, search, reunion and rejection.  You do not have to have a connection to Hope Cottage to attend.  Contact Amy by email or by calling 214.526.8721, ext 227 for more information.

Saturday December  12
1-3 pm
Hope Cottage
Rooms A&B
2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX  75204



Did you know a gift of $10 provides transportation for a pregnant client to a prenatal appointment?

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