Hope Harbor is celebrating its very first Christmas! It has opened its doors, has two residents, and everyone came together to celebrate on December 16. Staff, board members, and residents and volunteers came together to join in celebration of Hope Harbor’s first Christmas in Winona. Because of the wonderful donations and support of the community, Hope Harbor was able to get a Christmas tree and gifts such as supplies for the home, gift cards, and winter items to keep warm.
Hope Harbor is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that has the capacity for up to six girls. It is fully funded by the amazing people living in this community. The program supports and counsels teen girls along with their families. The facility is almost staffed, but is still looking for one more part-time person for a position that ministers to young ladies.
“The support of the people I have had the privilege of encountering has been tremendous!” said Mary Meyer, site director at the home. “We are humbled and genuinely celebrating this Christmas. Our residents are learning what the true meaning of Christmas is and was: a God who came from Heaven to give us new life. And that is what our hope is for these young ladies!”