On behalf of the children and families we serve, our board of directors, and our staff, I want to thank you for the many ways you helped Casa de Esperanza in 2018. Your gifts of time, talent and treasure are vital to our ability to keep children safe and stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and we are truly grateful for each and every one of you.

It's hard to believe we already bid January goodbye, but please allow us to wish you all a Happy 2019! There are many exciting things going on already, including the 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 9 and the annual Building Hope for Children Gala on Sunday, May 5. You can find out more about both of these events in this issue of our newsletter.