“The New Hollywood” votes at each meeting on which charity we donate to. Throughout the year each member has an opportunity to share her personal connection to a cause and to educate the TNH community and members about her philanthropic goals. This month we are featuring TNH member Annie Little’s charity she will be sharing with the rest of our members at our Fall meeting. As always we urge our readers to educate themselves and please share on our Facebook page and Twitter feed what you think about these different issues and organizations. Thank you for reading!
WALTER HOVING HOME.
One evening last May, two young women, Barbara and Catrina, came to my doorstep. Normally, I’m not too keen when people do this, but there was something about these two women that made me open my door, and I’m so glad I did. It turned out these two women had rebuilt their broken lives with the help of the Walter Hoving Home and what I felt from them was a deep heartfelt gratitude and a great sense of hope. I wanted to support them because I knew it would truly help them and make a difference in their lives.
I feel The Walter Hoving Home’s cause relates to The New Hollywood’s mission statement and ideologies because this home is accepting these women and helping give them a new chance to rise above, shine brighter and give back to their communities. The Walter Hoving Home’s greatest need is to cover the women’s tuition. It costs about $1,800 per month to cover each women’s needs. If The New Hollywood were to make a donation to the Walter Hoving Home we could allocate that 100% of our donation would go towards tuition.
Please visit www.walterhovinghome.org and continue reading to learn why The Walter Hoving Home is an important cause to support.
Mission Statement: Rebuilding lives shattered by drugs and alcohol
Description: The Walter Hoving Home is a residential spiritually-based home. They are a non-profit organization serving women ages 18 and over who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems. The 6 or 12 month program is geared to rebuilding broken lives in an atmosphere of warmth, trust, support and love.
Services: The Walter Hoving Home meets the basic needs of these troubled young women through:
-A warm bed and three nutritious meals a day for the full length of their stay
-Daily classroom study and instruction in an on-campus, faith-based Learning Center
-A structured daily work program
-A variety of healthy extra-curricular activities
These services are offered the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.
Program: Over the Home’s 47-year history, a program has been developed which completely transforms the lives of the women who come to them from many different walks of life – many directly from prison or off the street. The primary vehicle for transformation is the Learning Center’s curriculum, comprised of courses designed to help each student acquire a knowledge of life-changing principles. Included are such topics as The Winning Attitude, The Curing Power of Love, Healing for Damaged Emotions, Handling Conflicts, How to Win Over Depression, Principles for Decision Making and Goal Setting. We also offer an Anger Management Class and a Parenting Class.
Facilities: The Walter Hoving Home operates three facilities, located in:
• Garrison, New York (founded in 1967, with the help of the late Walter Hoving, former CEO of Tiffany & Co., for whom the Home is named.)
• Pasadena, California (since 1984)
• Las Vegas, Nevada (since 2006)
All three homes combined have the capacity to care for over 135 women.
Leadership: John and Elsie Benton, serve as president and founding directors. The Home is governed by a Board of Directors.
Referrals: The Walter Hoving Home is recognized as an effective residential-care facility and receives referrals from many sources including courts, judges, parole officers, probation departments, police, clergy and churches.
Impact/Results: The purpose of our program is to help women become free from addictions and other life-controlling problems. Our Home offers a faith-based discipleship program as an alternative to traditional rehabilitation programs.
The educational foundation and spiritual renewal available through the Learning Center, along with working in a communal living setting and assuming increased responsibilities and privileges, prepares each woman for successful reintegration into society. After graduating from the required 12-level study program, women can elect to continue to live at the Home for six months to a year for ongoing skills and training, while also working or attending college.
Funding: The Home is funded through private donations from individuals, churches, corporations and foundations. All gifts are tax-deductible. To help offset a small percentage of the cost for her stay, each student is responsible for an entrance fee of $500 and for attempting to raise a minimum of $500 sponsorship each month.
Please consider The Walter Hoving Home for your next charitable contribution and make a difference in the lives of women like Barbara and Catrina.
*Please note that not all experiences, beliefs and ideas are shared by each member of the “The New Hollywood.” We are a group of shepherds, not sheep.