Posts by shelly mason

Hope Internship Program Launches

Haven of Hope International’s Hope Internship Program will launch this April, spearheaded by one of our own Hope Family members! Desiring to serve in a greater capacity, and put her degree in social work into hands-on practice, Alexis Basik will join the Refugio de Esperanza staff and children in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, becoming our first…

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Meet Maria Fernanda, Our Future of Hope Child!

PHOTO: Maria and her brother, Rudy Maria Fernanda is in her senior year of high school and is a role model of hard work and determination: making and selling chocolates, tutoring the younger girls at Haven of Hope, studying cosmetology as part of the HOH Transition Program and putting her newly-learned skills to work at…

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General Assembly: Powerful & Profound!

PHOTO: HOHI Display at General Assembly Powerful and Profound…these words best describe Haven of Hope’s week at General Assembly, July 30-August 3, 2018. Haven of Hope representatives to the annual Church of God Council Assembly were Founder Alice Skaff, Onsite Director of Youth Development Cathy Trentini and HOHI’s Sustainability Program creator Judy Cutler-Teeven. Over 65…

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Orphan Sunday is November 11, 2018

Each November, millions of Christians worldwide will give their VOICE to the VOICELESS—153 million orphans worldwide. Sadly, only 1% of these children will ever be adopted.  Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse your church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan. And while one person at any time can do…

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Products of Hope!

Part of Haven of Hope’s mission is to provide age appropriate teens, vocational training, giving them hope for a brighter future. Our sustainability program, Products of Hope, created by our board member Judy Cutler-Teeven, teaches both the orphanage and children about financial sustainability. These programs have a dramatic impact on not only lives of orphans, but…

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Raising the Bar on Global Orphan Care through Trauma Informed Care training.

  During the summer Mission Trip, Angela Bryan conducted her third year of Trauma Care Training with Haven of Hope, Bolivia staff members. Training addressed the newest scientific findings in brain development, and how to develop specific interventions for the children battling different traumas. The HOH, Bolivia staff learned that recent scientific research shows that…

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To benefit orphans, Haven of Hope founder to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/to-benefit-orphans-haven-of-hope-founder-to-climb-mt-kilimanjaro/ By Florida Weekly Staff | on August 22, 2018 SKAFF Children growing up without parents in impoverished nations face a challenge as imposing as any mountain. Haven of Hope International founder Alice Skaff plans to climb to the 19,341-foot summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in October to bring awareness to the plight of orphans, raise…

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Programs make progress as people get involved

Many thanks to Judy Teeven who heads up our Sustainability Program, and the folks who quickly jumped on board to help us launch Phase II.  From purchasing supplies from the Amazon Wish List, to friends who gathered in her home to help with preparations – she left with great anticipation and had a very productive…

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