How a Local Family is Providing Hope
for the Hopeless
Brad and Haley Winstead committed a generous 10-year gift to Place of Hope’s “God’s Children. Our Future.” Campaign because they believe in the mission and vision of the organization, and how it is clearly making an impact in the lives of so many who need hope.

The Winstead's generous gift is recognized in our "God's Children. Our Future." Campaign at our "Protector" level. Brad and Haley are not only protecting the youth and families in care on our Leighan and David Rinker Campus through our annual fund, but also providing hope as they have named an apartment in our new Schmitt Family Complex. This apartment provides affordable transitional housing for young adults aged out of foster care, homeless youth and single mothers with dependent children.
“Place of Hope provides the aged out foster youth, homeless youth and single moms in their care with an environment many of them are being introduced to for the first time: a home where they can feel safe, secure, and loved. They support these youth by providing them with the knowledge, life skills, mentoring, and resources they will need to succeed on their own, walking alongside them every step of the way. It is an honor to support Place of Hope’s continued efforts and future vision to fill this urgent need in our community.” Haley Winstead

Brad shares why is he is so fond of the Villages of Hope program providing critical support services in addition to affordable transitional housing, “When you have a support system around you and people you can lean on and talk to, no matter what your background is, you’re a better person…It’s like playing golf with someone who is a 6 and you’re a 16. You play better with that individual than you ever will be playing by yourself because there’s an expectation. There’s that challenge, that drive, and you want to be your best. I think Place of Hope gives people the strength to be their best and rise above.”

The couple is passionate about raising their two kids, ages eight and five, as servant leaders. “When we made the 10-year commitment, we had our kids in mind. We're just blessed to be able to help. That's our look at it,” said Winstead. It's really about showing our kids that, hey, when you have the means to help people, you help them.”

“One of the other things that is so exciting and important,” Brad goes on to say, “is they are creating a great foundation for the future of the Place of Hope through their endowment. They are making sure there are people and dollars in place so the organization is sustainable 50 years from now and beyond.”

“Brad and Haley Winstead are genuine, dedicated, and focused leaders with hearts for those in need. Their philanthropy and gifting are strategically focused on helping others become the best they can be. They are also a joy to spend time with. We are so grateful for Brad and Haley and the ambassador roles they fulfil each day at Place of Hope,” says Charles Bender, Place of Hope Founding CEO and Board Member.

If you desire to join the Winsteads and other leaders and help us build more critical housing during this affordability crisis, please contact us today about our "God's Children. Our Future." Campaign!
Homeless to Hope Filled
Youth in foster care age out of "the system" at 18 years old. Many of them do not have a place to go. Imagine celebrating your 18th birthday homeless. Place of Hope created its Villages of Hope program specifically for these youth in mind. This program is designed to help young people who would otherwise be homeless transition to healthy self-sufficient living.

This comprehensive program provides affordable independent living, residential support, and essential life-skills development services for emancipated foster youth, homeless youth, single mothers with children and human trafficking survivors. We are committed to strengthening and guiding these young people and families in breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect, homelessness, poverty and human trafficking.

These young people need our support. What are you prepared to do?
John Erbey was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, awarded an A.B. degree from Allegheny College and a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt Law School.

After law school he served as a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force in Delaware and Japan. During his service John was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal by the Secretary of the Air Force for his defense of an airman in a General Court Martial and successful appeal to the Court of Military Appeals to require all military services to recognize Constitutional rights as part of the military justice system.

Upon an Honorable Discharge, John practiced business and securities law before joining the Law Department of Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.

business and securities law before joining the Law Department of Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.

In 1989 he joined his brother in Palm Beach County as a principal of Ocwen Financial Corporation and all its subsidiaries and retired in 2005. Since retirement John continues to volunteer at several non‐profits and manages the family foundation.

John and his wife Bobbi have three children and seven of the best grandchildren, with whom they have traveled in six continents.
🌸 Our 9th Annual Angel Moms Brunch & Benefit “Hope in Bloom” was a great success!! This was an inspiring day filled with hope for the future for aged-out foster youth, homeless youth, single mothers with dependent children and trafficking survivors!

Congratulations to Amy Kazma who was honored as our 2023 Leighan Roberts Rinker Angel of Hope for her leadership, tenacity, dedication and heart for our mission. Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Year Bonnie Hildebrand for Service, Wendy Sadusky for Mission Support and Paige Kornblue for Advocay & Awareness.

Villages of Hope resident Hasan received our Outstanding Youth of the Year Award and a scholarship from the Kazma Family Education Endowment. Shyra Johnson, also a resident on the Leighan and David Rinker Campus who was awarded earlier this year an Outstanding Youth Award delivered an inspiring keynote presentation.

We are so grateful for our co-chairs Kathy Adkins, Rebecca D'Emic, Renee Feder, Amy Kazma, for our sponsors, volunteers and staff for stewarding their time, talents and treasures to make this event possible.

To learn more about Place of Hope and how you can get involved contact us at
Help Shine a Light on Human Trafficking
Join us this Thursday, April 27 at 5:30PM as we kick off our Inaugural Anti-Human Trafficking Luncheon event planning committee with a gathering on our Sam & Connie Frankino KidSanctuary Campus!

RSVP by Wednesday, April 26!
We are so excited to be launching the first of its kind in our area, our Inaugural Anti-Human Trafficking Luncheon! The luncheon will be held December 7, 2023 and will benefit our Human Trafficking Education and Prevention Program and Human Trafficking Aftercare Services and Program.

Before we can put on a great event to raise critical dollars, we need to assemble a great team of community members who will help us shine a light on human trafficking and be a part of this event planning committee. Comprised of leaders, visionaries and influencers in our community, each member brings unique strengths and talents to the committee to help secure sponsorships and table hosts, secure silent, live and raffle auction items, and help make new friends.
Thank you to Gulfstream Hospitality, Jupiter Magazine and Palm Beach Illustrated for choosing Place of Hope as their charity of choice for this Friday's VIP Grand Opening!

With every donation of $25 or more to Place of Hope, you will be entered to win (3) $100 gift cards to The Jupiter Grill and a Private Chef's Tasting Dinner (for up to 6 guests).

The Jupiter Grill is a luxurious and modern coastal steakhouse by acclaimed Gulfstream Hospitality, featuring celebrity Chef Paul Niedermann.

The Jupiter Grill at Harbourside
149 Soundings Ave, Jupiter, FL 33477