Marty is joining us as the new program director of the Community of Hope. She is returning to us after a several year hiatus. She spent the last few years finishing her social work degree and helping start the St. Johns Tiny House Village. She is excited to be back to working with the families and staff at the Hope House again.
Since the creation of Community of Hope, Cat has felt called to serve here. Now that her children are both away at college, she finally has the time and began working at COH in 2018 as on-call overnight staff. Being a single mom herself, she feels a strong connection with the families here. Cat has been a volunteer facilitator at a personal growth workshop for over nine years and is now a Certified Professional Life Coach. Previously she worked as a flight attendant, an apprentice carpenter, and in sales. For fun she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, competing in sprint triathlons, camping, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Amor is a loving bilingual addition to Community of Hope. She is a first generation college student getting her bachelors in Psychology, minor in business and a certification in spiritual direction. She dedicates her time working with all ages from infant to elders in the community. Amor encourages others to let their light shine and be the best versions of themselves. On her own time you can find her in nature, being with family and exploring new places.
From her native New York to Oregon, Robyn has been helping people make decisions, implement ideas, and meet goals for more than twenty years. As a traveler and global citizen, Robyn gained more perspective and acquired a deeper knowing and intuitive approach to helping individuals navigate their own changes and transitions. In the non-profit sector, Robyn worked with women in transition after incarceration; in the private sector she specialized in the fields of personal growth and private aviation. With a keen ability for problem solving, she brings a comprehensive approach to finding solutions and planning for unanticipated circumstances. Goal-oriented and sensitive to the unique needs and circumstances of those she works with, Robyn brings a broad range of experience, knowledge and skills to Community of Hope.
Emily joined us as staff after living here and graduating from our program in 2018. Like many of the women here, she went through the Teen Insights program, as well as the Teen Parent program at Madison High School where she graduated. As a previous resident, Emily has experience enrolling her child in Albina Head Start. She also completed the Rent Well course, parenting classes, and trauma classes offer by Community of Hope, classes which now, years later, she helps teach to residents. Emily also has experience in Aging and Disability as a home care worker through DHS. Emily loves coordinating activities and spending time with the families in her community. With her real-world experience, Emily brings a unique insight to Hope House.
Peyton Strade grew up spending a lot of time within the St. Johns and is eager to serve the community. She is currently an intern at Community of Hope while she attends Portland State University studying to get her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She hopes to continue her work with the community to help empower and support them as they transition into new stages of their lives. In her free time you can find her with family and friends, traveling or golfing!
Ash is from Los Angeles, California and a mother to two wonderful boys. She is a former resident of the Community of Hope. She was able to share her story of overcoming addiction and houselessness at a recent gala. She is most proud of helping to advocate for a Domestic Violence group at the Hope House that still runs to this day. She wants families to know that they are not alone and that there is someone here who is living proof that you can get through this and come out a stronger person.
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Community of Hope is a Program of AllOne community services, which engages local faith communities to work together to serve our community.