Hope is: Empowering Girls to Become Leaders

Hope is: Empowering Girls to Become Leaders

Newburgh Girl Power began with a mission at a local church to help pregnant teens. However, as the needs of the community changed, so did the scope of the services. In 2012, Girl Program was created to empower girls at a young age to make choices for themselves and...
Hope is: Rebuilding Homes and Lives

Hope is: Rebuilding Homes and Lives

For those affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, “home” might not seem very appealing. Long after news coverage of the disaster dissipated, many were stranded with nothing and were unable to return to their unlivable homes. In 2017, New Orleans was hit with a...
Hope is: Sewing the Way to a New Future

Hope is: Sewing the Way to a New Future

In 2015, when Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Headley, OP completed her first trip to Haiti, she was hooked. She talked openly about the need, her ministry of presence, and the hope of it all. By 2016, she was on a plane back to Haiti for a second time. Sister Mary has...
Hope is: Encouraging Play, and Study

Hope is: Encouraging Play, and Study

Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Alice Hannan, OP was volunteering at a homeless shelter for runaway women under twenty-one-years-old when she first met Desda, a homeless woman in Manhattan who she would soon befriend. In 2000, Sister Mary Alice opened Desda’s Grate, a...
Hope is: Giving Women a Space to Thrive

Hope is: Giving Women a Space to Thrive

In 2007, the Bishops of the State of New Jersey published a “Call to Action” on poverty. As a New Jersey resident, Dominican Sister of Hope Cass McDonnell, OP wondered if they could transform the edict from a written statement to actual action steps toward justice....