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Soroptimist House of Hope 
April  2017  Newsletter

Allstate Insurance

Audrey Moe

Beth Friedman

Bighorn Golf Charities 
- Big Horn Cares


Desert Healthcare District

Employees Community Fund 
of Boeing

H.N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation

Hoyt "Larry" Larison

Judie Burlingame

Judy Behm

Kaiser Permanente

Laura May Stewart 

 Patricia Krupinski

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

Steve & Marianne Kneass

Sun Lakes Women For Hope Tournament
Supervi sor Marion Ashley
The Champions Volunteer Foundation

The Community Foundation
- Seraphim Fund

The Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation

Tim Brophy of
Radigan Company

Union Pacific Foundation
 UPS Store
Desert Hot Springs
Weingart Foundation

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo  
- Community Connection
Patron  Soroptimist Clubs
SI Desert Cities of the
Coachella Valley
SI of Palm Desert
SI of Palm Springs
SI Beaumont/Banning
SI Blythe
SI Idyllwild
SI Moreno Valley
SI Twentynine Palms
SI Yucca Va lley


Morning Mediations
Smoking Cessation
Parenting Classes
Weekly Family Rap
Health Clinic/TB
Drug Education Class 4
Dept.Public Serv
Food stamps
Anger Management Group
Relapse Prevention Group
Self Esteem Group
Dr./Dentist appointments
Coordination Care Team Visits
Monthly Family Day
Healthy Relationships
CPS child Visits
Probation Visits
AA/NA Meeting
Aftercare Workshops
Goal Setting/Client Progress
Co-Occurring Disorder Education

The staff and clients are also involved in many community volunteer opportunities.


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Board and Staff

 Board of Directors

George Fisher
Trish Klimkiewcz
Vice President / Human Resources
Marilyn Alt
Recording Secretary
Maria Cox
Dot Reed
Past President / Director
Charlotte Hughlett
Peggy Redmon
Legal Resources Director
Yvonne Parks
Community Outreach Director
Mark Guidry
Accounting Service
Margaret Henderson
Payroll Service
Banning/Desert Hot Springs
Cynthia "Oma" Gray 
Executive Director
Residential Treatment Program
Lupe Stoneburner
Director/Program Manager
Desert Hot Springs 
Leslee Blake
 Assistant Director
Cindi  Handwerk
 Assistant Director

Christopher Francisco
Grant Writer
Hope's Horizons 
Transitional Living-Banning

Rebecca Norton
Resident Manager

A big thank you to both SI Beaumont-Banning an SI Palm Desert for two amazing house showers. SIBB hosted a lovely lunch for staff and clients at the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital on April 5, 2017. Everyone had a chance to share their joy and gratitude for being at SHOH and beginning their new lives. On April 6, SI Palm Desert treated us to a trip to the San Jacinto Monument Nature Walk, a beautiful lunch and lots of needed items for both houses. We always enjoy the annual club house showers and deeply appreciate the generosity, love and support of our Soroptimist friends.

Client Comments:

The second I walked through the doors of SHOH, I felt that I was home. To have had this opportunity to get to know me and build an intimate relationship with God has been an immeasurable blessing.I will forever be grateful to all the people behind the scenes that keep these doors open to encourage and help women.
Thank you, K.

I am so grateful for this program. Today I can look myself in the mirror and can tell myself I love you and mean it. I know today that I am loved, respected and my life has value and worth. I have learned how to be a lady. I am a miracle.
Thank you so much! L.

I am so grateful to have had the chance to go through SHOH. I've never felt so loved and blessed my whole life until I came here. I've seen miracles happen from women who complete this program and I am looking forward to coming back and sharing my recovery success with everyone at SHOH
Thank you very much, A.

Soroptimist House of Hope
PO Box 1055
Desert Hot Springs, California 92240
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You Are Invited

 May 6, 2017

Mark your calendars for House of Hope's fourth annual "A Day of Hope" event on Saturday, May 6 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We'll be hosting lunch at the beautiful Miracle Springs Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, and the afternoon will include a live auction and raffle with a variety of "must-have" items including a spa vacation at Two Bunch Palms, a 55" flat-screen TV, and a mountain bike. The event's MC will be Patrick Evans, Chief Meterologist at CBS Local 2 (and master auctioneer), and all proceeds will help disadvantaged women overcome substance use disorders and live sober, productive and happy lives. Tickets are $40 per person and are available on our website ( or by calling 951-849-9491.
Seating is limited so make your reservation now!

Soroptimist House of Hope
President's Message

Thank you all for taking the time to read our newsletter and catch up on all the latest news for Soroptimist House of Hope. We are in the process of making a minor change, and that will be having our newsletter come out on a quarterly basis, so we hope all of you will continue to read all the good things SHOH does for our clients and beyond.
Speaking of good things, I want to remind you all of our annual event "Day of Hope" fundraiser on May 6, from 11:30 to 1:30 pm. Please see your invite above.  As a nonprofit organization, we are dependent on the generosity of the community to raise funds to support our program activities.
The SHOH Board of Directors and staff would like to thank you all for your support, and look forward to seeing you at our " A Day of Hope".

George Fisher, President

Soroptimist House of Hope
Executive Director Message 
        JANUARY - MARCH 2017    
Welcome  to the  beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2017! Spring has sprung and we have hit the ground running with our new Drug Medi-Cal ODS Waiver Agreement that was effective February 1, 2017.  A huge thank you to the loyal and dedicated staff of SHOH. You have all hung in with SHOH through many, many years of working diligently toward this exciting day. We also welcome two new employees to the SHOH family: Alexcia Ramirez and Elizabeth Webb who will serve as our night shift personnel effective 4-1-17.  Another thank you to our amazing Board of Directors who support and encourage us as we move into the reality of the new landscape in SUD Treatment Services.  One more big thank you to Rhyan Miller, SAPT Program Administrator with Riverside University Health Care System - Behavioral Health. Rhyan and his dedicated team have continued to help SHOH be the successful program that we are. Lupe and I continue to serve on the CCAPP Credentialing Board and Membership Board. Our service to these boards has been such a blessing in furthering our education and having such a plethora of resources throughout the state.
Besides our Drug Medi-Cal work, we are gearing up for our 4th Annual A Day of Hope on May 6, 2017. You can find more information in this newsletter. It will be the best one yet! Thank you Chris Francisco for your tremendous support and guidance.   
To help us with our mission, please visit 
In love and Service,
Cynthia "Oma" Gray, CADC-II, ICADC
Executive Director 
Soroptimist House of Hope relies on the generosity of corporate and foundation funders to provide grants that support our efforts to provide our service. So far in program year 2016-2017, we have received grants totaling $37,200 from the Berger Foundation, Employees Community Fund of Boeing California, Champions Volunteer Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation, Desert Healthcare District, the Laura May Stewart Foundation and Wells Fargo. We extend our sincere appreciation to all of our corporate and foundation supporters, as well as the generosity of our local Soroptimist clubs and individual donors. Thank you for your support of our efforts!

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Good News and . . . . . 

SHOH received a grant to purchase a generator for electrical emergencies. It will allow business as usual in the event of a power outage.

We now have the generator and the next hurdle is to have it installed. We are in the process of finding the funds and also finding the right certified people to do the job.

Our goal is to be able to have it in operation before summer which we all know is not far away.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please call.

Dot Reed
SHOH Past President
760 835-4576