New Mission Statement
Beth Hedges, Executive Director
"Choices, Inc. is creating a Place to Call Home built on Hope, Opportunity, Motivation, and Empowerment."
This is our new mission statement which incorporates what we have been about for 20 years.
In 1996, when we opened Norma's House, we envisioned comfortable long-term housing for single women working to get their lives back on track as they sought recovery from mental illness, substance abuse, and the ravages of domestic violence. With the support and guidance of Choices' single staff member, five women ate together, laughed together, cried together, and began rebuilding their lives.These five strong women told our board that what the community needed was the same kind of program focused on families.
So, the board went to work to build another house, and with the support of numerous community partners and a generous gift from Rob and Donna Toney, we opened The Marijane Toney House in 2000. Then we were able to provide a place to call home for families battling the factors of homelessness as they sought to keep their family intact.
Over the years, we've added two additional houses and throughout our 20 years of service our single women and families have had the opportunity to make the space their own, while experiencing the joys and challenges of community living. We provide not only physical space, but the space for hope to take root; opportunities to gain new skills; the motivation to do something different; and throughout their time with us, our residents realize they are empowered to recreate their lives. We invite you to help create this place to call home.