We Are New Hope Girls
We live in a place of tension - a place where deep pain is met by true promise.
We live on the front lines. As advocates, ambassadors, counselors, mothers. We exist for them. For the girls. The women. The ones that were first labeled as a statistic but now we live alongside them.
We’re with them in their healing. We are determined to see them overcome every wound. Stepping into the trenches, we become acquainted with their scars and every detail of their stories. This is where we have chosen to live. Chosen to run. Chosen to fight. Chosen to reach out, extending ourselves for the sake of rescue, refuge and restoration. We are convinced of our purpose. We are driven by justice and overcome by the sense of urgency to see our girls through. To walk with them as they reclaim their true purpose, to celebrate with them in their journey of redemption, to teach them what it means to dream and live in the belief that their untouchable worth is meant to move mountains.
"CREATING A REFUGE OF LIGHT AND LIFE FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN FROM DARK, DIFFICULT PLACES AND RESTORING IDENTITY AND PURPOSE FOR THE FUTURE."
This is our Story
New Hope Girls began 12 years ago! Our story is one marked by transformation, favor and HOPE. Scroll through memory lane with us as we share highlights from the last 12 years.
WE BECAME NEW HOPE GIRLS
In a little shack donated to us by a local woman with six months of her salary. We watched our new home transform where we would spend the next five years schooling, discipling and providing a home for our girls in our safe house.
WE BEGAN OUR WORKSHOP
We began our workshop, employing moms from the barrio who were struggling to keep and provide for their children. We started making flip flops in the back shed of a local friend’s home then later to led to the making of our handbags.
12 GIRLS LIVED IN OUR CARE
We provided school for 35 girls each day as we worked to secure their birth certificates and legal rights to study and someday work, making them far less vulnerable to exploitation.
WE PURCHASED THE LAND
We began construction projects, creating beautiful therapeutic spaced allowing us to provide for girls coming from the barrio the home we would provide for our own daughters.
A GLIMPSE OF JUSTICE SERVED
We saw our first predator prosecuted and convicted. As we began to see a shift within the legal system we became hopeful of justice for each of our girls.
WE BEGAN OUR OUTREACH
Each week we gather over 100 girls from the barrio for a time of sharing, teaching, and worship led by Wanda, the leader of our workshop. Wanda lives in the barrio and is committed to raising world changers in her own community.
NEW WORKSHOP CELEBRATION
After 7 years of hand cutting yards of fabric and pushing our home sewing machines to the limits, we inaugurated a brand new production facility full of industrial machines provided by Vera Bradley!
WE SENT OUT 1,000 BAGS
and watched as hundreds of women chose to join our story. Our dream of a collaborative line that would raise awareness and funds for New Hope Girls went live with Vera Bradley!
SECOND COLLAB WITH VERA BRADLEY
We had the opportunity to engage in another collaboration with Vera Bradley as we celebrated our 9th anniversary. We were thrilled to have our signature Tote available in our collection and continue to expand our circle of support!
OUR FIRST GRADUATE
We celebrated our very first New Hope Girls High School graduate! It was one of the biggest highlights of 2020 and one of our proudest moments to date.
Following our first graduate we launched our very own University House. This gives our teens the opportunity to transition into adulthood with the support and independence needed to thrive!
3RD COLLABORATION WITH VERA BRADLEY AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY
We celebrated our 3rd collaboration with Vera Bradley on our 10th Anniversary! Their support, mentorship, and encouragement continues to help drive our organization forward - as we step into more!
Our Newest Safe Home
During the Fall of 2021 we welcomed a work team from Vera Bradley to help us finish our second Safe Home. We also fully funded our capital campaign - amazing!
March 8, 2022
Our 4th Collaboration!
Our 4th collaboration told a powerful story of transformation - and our girls even helped design the fabric! We are grateful for this continuing sisterhood with Vera Bradley!