The H.O.P.E. Organization
H.O.P.E. is a state and federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit
organization and contributions are tax-deductible.
Board of Trustees
A board of trustees of from 9-15 members oversees the H.O.P.E. program.
H.O.P.E. is staffed by volunteers who themselves have been widowed and
have gone through the H.O.P.E. program and want to share their time and
experience with others. The H.O.P.E. staff consists of the following:
The Director is the chief executive and operating officer of H.O.P.E. with
emphasis on program oversight. Duties include monitoring all chapter activities,
working closely with the Board, and representing H.O.P.E. in the community.
The Director assures the integrity of the program and adherence to H.O.P.E by-laws
and policies, and reports quarterly to the Board on all aspects of H.O.P.E. activity.
Coordinator of Community Outreach - The Coordinator of Community Outreach raises
the communityís awareness of the services of H.O.P.E. and encourages both program
participation and community support.
Chapter Coordinators - Chapter Coordinators provide programmatic and administrative
oversight for each of the organizationís chapters. They are graduates of the program
who have undergone additional training.
Group Leaders - Group leaders present the H.O.P.E. curriculum to participants and
facilitate each group session. They are graduates of the program who have undergone
Program and Marketing
Funding and Grants
- Articulates H.O.P.E.'s mission and services for the community
- Develops and maintains a comprehensive public relations program
- Gathers support from key members of the community
- Recruits and trains H.O.P.E. graduates to serve in the process of
publicizing the program
- Identifies and contacts potential contributors
- Establishes and oversees fund raising activities
- Researches and applies for grants to support the program
Budget and Finance Committee
- Oversees H.O.P.E. finances