Operation HOPE-Vista Celebrates Birthday of Year Round Program

Board of Directors and Volunteers L-R Kathleen Higgins, Anita Gunther, Nicole Katcher, Tracy Lyons, Beth Haight, Beatriz Palmer, Mary Donovan

Operation HOPE-Vista (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement), hosted a birthday celebration on Saturday, August 5th in honor of its first full year as a 12-Month Program. The celebration of this tremendous milestone brought the community and family members together with food and fun activities such as face painting, games, and live music.

In fiscal year 2017 they have served 215 individual unique clients which includes men, women, and children. Last November in 2016, there were 100 families on the wait list as the homeless population continues to grow and the need is always there. There has not been less than 45 families on their waiting list.

Operation HOPE Vista first opened its doors in 2003 as an emergency winter shelter. With the support of the community and all of their donors throughout the years, the shelter was able to open its doors as a year round shelter on August 1, 2016 to provide services to homeless families and children all year long to help them regain their hope and self sufficiency.

The shelter’s First Birthday is to celebrate all the community support and generous financial contributions from donors who together, have made this all possible for their clients.



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