WHO WE ARE
Lighthouse of Hopeful Hearts is a grassroots 501(c)(3) California nonprofit
which was originally known as the Annual Christmas Project.
Lighthouse of Hopeful Hearts strives to meet individuals where they are at in life
and provide hope and love while honoring many who have died as the result of drug or alcohol use.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
A core belief of our organization is simple acts of kindness, a willingness to help others,
and connecting with each person individually as being essential in delivering hope and love.
OUR CURRENT GOALS
The primary goal of Lighthouse of Hopeful Hearts is to meet the basic needs of the disparity,
provide food, clothing, water, toiletries, and other resources in the communities throughout California,
and more specifically, Sacramento and Ventura counties.
We work towards bringing awareness, removing prejudice,
and eliminating the stigma associated with addiction, overdose, and mental health issues.
We firmly believe that regardless of what someone’s circumstances may be, no one should be forgotten.
We are humbled by every opportunity we have to interact, love, and honor people from all walks of life.
OUR FUTURE GOALS
Our future goals include expanding to all 58 counties in California,
and offering the following supports to our ever growing community:
Providing shelter to those without.
Acting as a referral service to other organizations (both public and private).
Hosting training sessions which will include job seeking.
Resume writing & interview techniques.
Basic computer skills.
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Educational opportunities through a scholarship program.
Mentoring, and more!
Chief Executive Officer
A governmental employee working in the adoptions field, mom to four and Grandma and Nana to many! A domestic violence survivor who is actively involved in her community helping individuals with substance use disorder, mental health issues and domestic violence. A believer in meeting people where they are in life and assisting with change when needed. Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) facilitator, Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (AOD), and Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). Associate of Arts in Human Services, Chemical Dependency Studies, and Administration of Justice.
A graduate with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from San Bernardino State University. Proudly working in the field of oncology medicine. The basic principals of providing respect and dignity to every human is essential in promoting self-esteem, self-reliance, and self-respect.
A musician, co-author and publisher, writer, and inspirational speaker, love chatting with folks about the complexities of life. An advocate believer in self-empowerment, and body, soul, and spiritual healing, and has completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Master in Psychology.
A 2009 graduate of University of Phoenix – Sacramento with a BSB in Business Management/Accounting. I spent the first part of my career in the private sector working for a financial services firm but through life experiences, trials, and tribulations I found my calling in helping others. I currently work as a government employee in the Human Services field where I find satisfaction helping those in need obtain access to basic human services as well as with leading and molding an amazing group of employees in their quests to help others. I am also a proud mom, nana, and wife who believes in the goodness of people and that holding on to hope & faith in light of darkness is essential in our life journey. As this is my first delve into the community advocacy realm as a volunteer, I am in hopes that I can leave a positive footprint on the community as well as be of ongoing assistance to those who are in need.
A government employee who strives to live life in a simple manner leaving less of a footprint, helping others and enjoying life in the process. An avid bicyclist, dog and cat owner, and blogger. A graduate of Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.
Retired from the legal field to work in my community as an advocate for people who are under-served. A strong believer that each human life has value and a hand up is different than a hand out. Single mom to a beautiful daughter, many dogs, llamas, goats, geese, chickens, ducks, and a cat. A seeker of peace and desire to make the world a better place for all.