A Night of Hope fundraiser helps females find optimism

The Hope Women’s Center invites the public to attend “Night of Hope 2016 ~ Lighting a Path to Hope” from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess to celebrate 32 years of bringing optimism to local women, teens, and families and raise funds for two new centers.

In addition to efforts to increase its operating hours and programs at all the centers, the gala, which includes dinner, a silent and live auction, music and a special program, will benefit the non-profit organization with its locations in Apache Junction, Coolidge, and Phoenix and future locations in Maricopa and the West Valley, according to a press release.

night-of-hopeThe fundraiser is designed to assist in engaging, encouraging, and equipping vulnerable women and teen girls by providing support for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as more than 90 percent of Hope Women’s Center’s clients come from extreme poverty, the release stated.

In 2015, the Hope Women’s Center served 1,026 clients throughout the three centers along with more than 250 children, the release said. The center provides trained mentors and teachers, educational opportunities, and awareness programs to lend the encouragement and support necessary to influence positive changes when faced with such turmoils as drug and alcohol abuse, family conflicts, domestic or sexual abuse, unemployment, poverty or other difficult life situations.

The center offers programs that address educational needs in addition to providing assistance with electric, water, gas utilities, clothing, toiletries, diapers, and other items from their Women’s Resource Room in exchange for attending educational classes on topics including forgiveness, money management, life skills, parenting, anger, relationships and more.

Hope Women’s Center is a Christian non-profit organization that serves vulnerable women and teen girls in Arizona. Thousands of women, teens and their families have received free services and care through education, mentoring, pregnancy support and material resource programs.

The Center’s mission is to engage, encourage, and equip women and girls facing crisis situations by addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, according to a release.

To purchase tickets, donate, or learn more about Hope Women’s Center, go to hopewomenscenter.org.

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