Hope Harbor 

August/September 2023

Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered and participated in the Ribbon Cutting ceremony September 16, 2023. Thank you to the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce Greeters for a beautiful and memorable celebration! Thank you to Queen of Confections and Parties for the beautiful spread. Thank you to Smokey's Country Market for the sandwiches and One Church for setting up the tables and chairs. Thank you to all who came from near and far. We are so grateful to our community for all your support! This was a long awaited day, and we were honored to share it with hundreds of supporters that made this day possible. This place of hope and healing exists because of YOU!

God bless each of you always. - Lorna, CEO

Volunteer Spotlight

We need YOU!

As we prepare to open we are in need of volunteers to assist with maintenance, yard work, fence building, construction,

inventory, moving, cleaning and storing donations.

We also need volunteers as life skills teachers,

counselors, office work and staffing.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Thank you volunteers from Portales Church of the Nazarene for coming to volunteer painting pickets, building fencing and weed eating! You are making a difference in lives without hope. Blessings on you for serving!

Thank you all "Whats Up" volunteers who worked at Hope Harbor making shelves, painting pickets, building fences, installing trim, weed eating and having a good time blessing us. We are grateful for all the planning and organizing to help this community in general and our project.

Thank you Lincoln County Realtors for helping at Hope Harbor again!!! Thanks Phil and Jill for finishing the playground and Deena and Dena for helping with the yard and construction! You’re amazing!

Thank you Hard CORE Motorcycle Ministry for donations from the Smokey 4th of July Parade and for hosting a booth for Hope Harbor at Old Lincoln Days! We are so thankful for your ministry and your partnership!

Farewells and New Beginnings

Recently Pastor Rick tendered his resignation as the president of our board. We wish him well in retirement and we are excited to announce that we elected a new Board President, Vicki Thompson! Vicki has faithfully served our board for many months and has a passion for our mission. We are excited to see what God has in store for us!

If you would like to donate physical items but are not sure what we need, feel free to click on the link below for our Amazon wishlist. We keep this list up to date and your order will be shipped directly to us.

Amazon Wishlist

Hope Harbor Heroes

Give monthly to Hope Harbor! We could meet our monthly budget if we had 300 monthly donors of $10 or more. (One time major gifts are also always greatly appreciated.) There are many definitions of what a hero is, but a Hope Harbor Hero is dedicated to providing safe and stable housing for women and children recovering from domestic abuse. Anyone can be a hero simply by committing to a monthly or one time donation. By making this commitment, our heroes are ensuring that we are able to meet needs and give hope to the women and children living in our home.

Be a HERO!

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In Memory Of / In Honor Of

A gift was made by Cindy Stowe

In Memory of Jace Ensor's mother

A gift was made by the Fred Fike Family

In memory of Harold Quarles

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 continue 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.

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Partner with us to give hope and healing to women with children! Donate online through the website donate button on each page,

use the Donate button below,

or mail a check to:

Hope Harbor

P.O.Box 1136

Capitan, NM 88316

*Note: Puerto Esperanza Inc is the 501c3 registered name and we are doing business as Hope Harbor.

When giving on FaceBook, or other sites:

Look for our non-profit name: Puerto Esperanza Inc (EIN: 46-5453890)

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.
Who we are:
Puerto Esperanza dba Hope Harbor is a 501(c) (3) tax-deductible organization (registered as Puerto Esperanza Inc. dba Hope Harbor) for women and children who have been affected by domestic violence.

Hope Harbor is a safe Christ-centered two-year transitional home at no cost for women and their children who have experienced domestic violence/abuse. Education, job skills, life skills, professional counseling and case management are offered to equip these families to succeed on their own.
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Location in Capitan by appointment only.
Executive Director:
Lorna Fike

Board of Directors:

Vicki Thompson, President

Marci Butchofsky, Vice President

Shippen Salas, Secretary

Billie Wieland, Treasurer

Ryan Trosper

Sue McCaw

Tanya Tyler


Janet Wilhelm

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