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Hope Harbor
April May June 2020

"You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3

We are grateful for each of you as we continue to prepare to open in the next few months. God knows when and who He will bring to live here. In these days of uncertainty we know God is in control and we trust Him.
Please continue to pray for Hope Harbor's leaders, for God to bring the resources to complete the building, and for the families that will live here.

Hope Harbor building now has windows! The wrap is getting ready for siding. Utilities are still in progress with some delays due to covid-19, but we are still at work!

Friends, we need you!
It is with a sense of anticipation that I greet you today. I would like to keep you informed of Hope Harbor’s progress, especially during these challenging times. Our expectancy continues to grow and our work continues in the effort to bring to completion Hope Harbor’s build-out.
During this time when protective measures have been prescribed regarding the Covid-19 virus pandemic, domestic violence has become its own pandemic. We can only imagine how difficult home-life has become for women and their children who faced the threat of violence before mandated home isolation occurred. We realize that some do not need to imagine at all. Survival mode even without the threat of contracting Covid-19 is a way of life for those we are tasked to assist through Hope Harbor’s advent.   While there are no current statistics available because we are still in the middle of this crisis we know that the conditions that have arisen such as sheltering-in, quarantine in place and lack of social gather, all lend to an atmosphere of imminent danger and probability of more abuse.  Check out this article from ProPublica:   https://www.propublica.org/article/domestic-violence-and-child-abuse-will-rise-during-quarantines-so-will-neglect-at-risk-people-social-workers-say  
Building continues on our site. Plans continue to bring to fruition Hope Harbor’s Mission and Calling. Hope Harbor hopes to open its doors during 2020 and its work is needed now even more than before.
I would like to ask that you prayerfully consider generously supporting Hope Harbor’s efforts during this final push to open doors as we assist those who desire a new and safe life. There are a variety of methods to give, as shown below.  Time is of the essence and it is my hope that you’ll come on board as a Hope Harbor benefactor.
Hope, indeed, is on the horizon. 

We have a “Donate” button on our website and our Facebook page where you can donate online
Checks can also be sent to our mailing address below!
Finding Hope | A Mother’s Day Celebration was a celebration with music and interviews with community leaders. You can watch it anytime on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HopeHarborNM/videos/239438460731387/

Hope Harbor, along with many of our local community members, would like to bring you something positive this Mother’s Day. We’ve connected with businesses and individuals across Lincoln County and asked them to share something hopeful.
Join our watch party when we launch our collaborative community video this coming Mother’s Day! Help us celebrate the moms we know and love who have guided us through such a challenging season these past couple of months. We’ll also hear from some of our favorite local businesses as we prepare to return to life together in Lincoln County.
We are $150,000 away from completing our building and opening up our Domestic Violence Transitional Home.
To make a donation for our building completion, click the link below!
Donations may also be made by mailing a check to:
PO Box 1296 Ruidoso NM 88355

Some of the guests included: Todd Oberheu, General Manager at Lincoln County Medical Center, Tim Keithley, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, Micah Woodull, Sierra Blanca Pharmacy Owner and HEAL Board President, James and Cindy Hobbs, Flying J Owner, Emily Hobbs and Mickey Bakas, Flying J musicians, Corinna Ripple, Flying J Fiddle Player, Rebecca Ponder, Sacred Grounds Owner, and Susan Kolb, Singer, as well as board members and staff and other community leaders.
Keith Roberts was a gift to all who knew him and he was a gift to Hope Harbor beyond measure. He was our friend. He oversaw the storage, barn, and grounds. He loved working at Hope Harbor and was always thinking and doing things to improve the project. He worked behind the scenes quietly with care and excellence. He was always at work. He moved and stored over 500 square feet of furniture and donations. He laid gravel and rock to landscape the parking lot and sign area. He was the leader to oversee the Eagle Scout Project of Alex Demiter beautifying the grounds and placing a stone walking path in the back acreage. The volunteer man-hours alone are astounding. 
He left this void and will be missed, but not for his work alone. Keith will be missed because of his smile, his positive and encouraging attitude, his willingness to do anything needed, his love of people, his patience with everyone that he worked with, and his passion for service and for God. He loved God, he loved his family Betty and Teresa, and he loved people. He was truly a man of the highest integrity and deep love for everyone. He was patient and kind and generous and loyal. He lived well. 

We thank God for his service to Hope Harbor and his caring, kind, generous spirit working for the best home for women in need of hope and healing. Our sympathy and prayers to his family and many friends. He made a difference for good and his legacy will continue at Hope Harbor.
His funeral service will be at Angus Church of the Nazarene Saturday June 27 at 10 am and will be live streamed on Angus Church of the Nazarene Facebook.
When someone close to you goes home to be with the Lord you may want to make a meaningful gift to honor them. Through Memorial Gifts to Hope Harbor their memory can continiue to impact lives for Jesus Christ. You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift and the family of the person remembered will receive a note that there was a gift in their loved one's memory or honor with no mention of the amount. Their memory will continue to bless and bring hope to others. Gifts may also be made in honor of loved ones special occasions.These living gifts will be listed in future newsletters.
Given By
Sandy Pape

Memorial for KEITH ROBERTS
Given By
Marci Butchofsky

Memorial for OCTAVA FIKE
Given By
Nadine Stafford
Welcome Lucy Rodriguez to Hope Harbor staff!
Lucy retired in January 2018 from a 32+ year career with the Federal Government. During her career, she managed the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program as part of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention/Response Program for Department of the Air Force in Lajes Field Air Base, Azores Portugal, Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Department of the Army, Daegu,South Korea. She also served as a Family Life Consultant in Portugal and Family Advocacy Program Manager Assistant at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. She held various other positions with the Department of Defense in Germany, Japan, California, and Texas. Other employment included Case Management with Border Area Mental Health in Deming, New Mexico and Clinical Counseling under supervision in Phoenix, Arizona. Lucy possesses an under-graduate degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Professional Counseling from Ottawa University, Kansas. After retiring and settling in Ruidoso, Lucy decided to return to work where she served as the Program Manager for High Mountain Youth Project Evening Drop-in Center and is currently the Assistant Program Director for Hope Harbor Transitional Home. Lucy’s passion for working with victims of violence will prove her a wonderful asset to Hope Harbor.
Donate today! 
Partner with us to give hope and healing to women with children! Donate online through the website, the Donate button below,
or mail a check to:
Hope Harbor
P.O.Box 1296
Ruidoso, NM 88355
The mission of Hope Harbor is to offer a Christ-centered program of hope, healing, and supportive guidance for women and children escaping domestic violence.
This up to two-year program offers safe housing, life-skills training, counseling and the opportunity for further education to promote financial stability.
Location in Capitan by appointment only.
Executive Director Lorna Fike
Donate using the donate button by credit or debit card or paypal to HopeharborNM@gmail.com
and at
Board of Directors

Rick Hutchison, President
Irma Devine, Vice President
JoBeth Vinson, Secretary
Sandy Pape
Lyman Stanton
Sue Hutchison
Ed Vinson
Emily Hobbs
Shippen Salas