Quakerdale is making some structural changes, and with those changes comes the transition of Hope4Healing into its own nonprofit organization by January 1, 2018. I am writing this letter to share with you, as one of our Hope4Healing partners, the changes that are taking place. The word change seems like a scary word most of the time, but not all change is bad. We do ask for your thoughts and prayers as we make this transition while continuing to serve those in need across Iowa. We look forward to carrying on both the vision of Quakerdale rooted in its 160+ year history, and our mission to help individuals and families find “… the resources they need to live life to its fullest!”
It is normal for most people to consider during times of transition what has brought them to this point, and how they can use the lessons of the past to make transitions proceed more smoothly. That is why we want to share with you what your investments of time, talents, and treasure towards Hope4Healing have accomplished over the past 3 years:
“I can’t imagine doing ministry without Hope4Healing. I am the pastor of a small rural church, and Hope4Healing helps us care for others when normally we would have had no options to help them.” Pastor, April 2017
“I appreciate the help in getting my finances in order. The Hope4Healing process has helped me to pursue college in the fall.” Person in Need, April 2017
“I like that I have help in identifying resources. I love the fact that I have a single contact person.” Pastor, March 7, 2017
“Notifications of people in need are timely and much appreciated.” Church Financial Counselor, March 2, 2017.
“I contacted Hope4Healing for summer camps for my two boys who were being bullied at school. The church that reached out to us as a friendship support partner has a youth group that my boys are now a part of. They now have church friends at school and are not having to deal with the bullies any more!” Person in Need, June 2016.
Since August of 2014, Hope4Healing has been privileged to assist nearly 400 persons in need with over 700 requests for help. For each of these requests, we have seen the partnership of Hope4Healing, community resources, and churches working together to make an impact in the lives of individuals and families with nowhere else to turn. These partnerships will continue to provide greater access to services for those who really need them.
This blog serves to share with you, as one of our partners, about the transition of Hope4Healing to becoming its own non-profit organization. We also want to invite you to receive our most up-to-date information by SUBSCRIBING to our newsletter.
We appreciate the relationship we have developed with you as a partner. Please fill out the attached card and mailing it TODAY. Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and prayers.
Serving as Christ Serves,
Ryan Keller – Executive Director
Hope4Healing Resource Assistance Network