Upcoming Events

Hope Awards

  Thursday September 13, 2018
  8:30am - 10:00am
  Monarch Country Club Palm City

  Event Description:

The Hope Awards breakfast honors the agencies, businesses, individuals, faith-based organizations and neighborhoods that perform extraordinary work hand-in-hand with House of Hope.
Each year, the event celebrates a new group of community partners who support the mission to empower Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship. The honorees have long-term, wide-ranging or otherwise significant relationships with House of Hope.
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Please join us in congratulating the following Hope Award recipients for 2018:
Mike Morrissette - Muscle Mike
Schaffer Auto Service
Stacy Merkel - Publix
Mariner Sands Country Club, Inc
Nettles Island
Renay Rouse - Florida Department of Health (DOH)
Riverland Knitters
Covenant Fellowship Baptist Youth Group
First United Methodist Church Stuart
Craig R. Ahal - Circular Recycling
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen - Stuart, FL
Southeastern Printing Co Inc
Lion's Heart-Teen Volunteers and Leaders
Mary E. Dawson & Robert C Dawson - Palm City Farms Produce & Market
Joanne Dougherty
Elaine Matts

Sponsorships available now by clicking here or contact Chelsea Paine at (772)286-4673 x 1002 or email Chelsea@hohmartin.org

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Dare to Care: A Poverty Simulation

  Wednesday October 10, 2018
  8:30am - 12:00pm
  IRSC Chastain Campus

  Event Description:

It's a simulation, not a game. House of Hope, Martin County Community Foundation, and the United Way of Martin County are collaborating to host “Dare to Care: A Poverty Simulation” workshop Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the IRSC Chastain Campus in the Clare & Gladys Wolf Technology Center located at 2400 SE Salerno Road in Stuart.

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families in Martin County, but the daily struggles can be an abstract idea for those who have never experienced it firsthand. This simulation bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. An interactive immersion experience, this event aims to sensitize community participants to the realities of poverty. The goal is to enlighten Martin County’s influential members, leadership, and residents in order to better advocate for problems suffered by underresourced locals.

Participants will be assigned an identity and typical circumstances of someone who is facing poverty in order to experience how dynamic and interwoven the common challenges are for local residents. The task is to obtain food, shelter, and other basic necessities by accessing various community resources during the course of four 15-minute "weeks." They will interact with volunteers posing as service providers such as agency workers, law enforcement, teachers, government entities, employers and more. This inclusive simulation will challenge perceptions and perspectives, inspiring new understanding and empathy for what so many fellow Martin County residents face.

The event is limited to 80 participants and space is filling up fast. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and light refreshments will be served throughout the day. To register for the Dare to Care Poverty Simulation, participants may sign up online or call Lauren Mustelier at (772)286-4673 x 1004.

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