August 2021 | Issue No. 23
Celebrating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Recently, our Inclusivity and Cultural Awareness team put on two events for the women at House of Hope to celebrate diversity and increase inclusivity within our organization and as individuals.

On Juneteenth, our newest federal holiday, we asked the women at House of Hope what freedom meant to them. Here are some of their answers:

  • "Freedom means being able to raise my children how I want to. It means sacrifice. It means love. It means everything to me. And I am so grateful to those who have sacrificed everything for me to be able to be free."
  • "[Freedom] is being at the House of Hope & learning about myself."
  • "Freedom means being able to believe and act in the way I feel is right."
During June, we also celebrated LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with our Salt Lake residential clients. It was touching to see how much it meant to many of them, and our hope is that diversity and inclusion is something we can all celebrate daily!

In July, the Utah Pride Center presented a training to all House of Hope employees entitled “LGBTQIA+ 101 for Medical & Mental Health Providers,” which offered additional instruction and resources to make our organization more LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
House of Hope is committed to educating and celebrating all matters related to inclusivity, diversity, equality, and cultural awareness. We are grateful to our Inclusivity and Cultural Awareness team for all of their efforts to make House of Hope better!
Job Openings at House of Hope
We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to help women in recovery rebuild their lives and strengthen their families! Positions available in Salt Lake City and Provo: and range from direct client care to administrative services such as:

  • Family Specialist
  • Client Services Transporter
  • Recovery Assistants
  • Human Resource Manager
  • FT/PT Women's Therapist
Year-End Reflections
July marked the start of our new fiscal year here at House of Hope. As we reflect on this past year, we are filled with wonder and gratitude for the experiences we've shared and the many ways that we have grown, individually and as an organization. Though the pandemic brought unexpected challenges, it also fostered great opportunities for growth.
During 2020 and 2021, we saw the women at House of Hope take greater ownership and pride in their homes at our residential facilities; we watched as they developed and practiced greater self-sufficiency; and we marveled at the unbreakable bonds of friendship they cultivated with one another.

For staff, re-engineering how we provide treatment to the women in our day treatment and outpatient programs was a challenge, to say the least. Yet, it magnified our resolve to conquer any obstacle to provide treatment to the women and children at House of Hope and further our mission.

As House of Hope embarks on a new fiscal year, we are eager to build upon our experiences of 2020-2021 to make this next year our best one yet!
Donation Opportunities
Thank you to all who have expressed interest in donating to House of Hope! Currently, we are most in need of new underclothing and personal hygiene items such as:

  • Razors
  • Hair brushes
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Diaper Bags
  • Baby Sling Wraps
  • Twin-size fitted sheets
All of these items and more can be found on our Amazon Wishlist. You can also make a difference by shopping through Amazon's charitable giving program, AmazonSmile. For every purchase you make through, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to House of Hope at no additional cost to you! To learn more about AmazonSmile, and to start making a difference with every purchase, visit
Catch Up with House of Hope on Social Media!
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COVID-19 Updates
As a congregate healthcare facility, House of Hope is happy to announce that we are on the path to having our staff fully vaccinated in the fight against COVID-19. House of Hope is dedicated to the safety of our employees and clients. We endeavor to provide all preventative safety measures and establish strict sanitation protocols in accordance to the Utah Department of Health.

As of June 1, 2021, all fully-vaccinated employees and clients are no longer required to wear masks in House of Hope public spaces, including residential facilities and the main treatment center. Partially and non-vaccinated individuals are still required to wear masks in public spaces at House of Hope.