The Hope Found vision is to end homelessness, one family at a time.

Prolonged exposure to homelessness has a significant negative effect on adults and children— the longer a household experiences homelessness, the poorer the outcomes are likely to be.  Health, physical and mental ability, and self-esteem all suffer.  HopeWorks began the Hope Found program in 2017 as a way to eliminate family homelessness in the greater Albuquerque area.  By coordinating rapid, affordable, and stable housing and supportive services for families that are experiencing homelessness, these families stand a much better chance of success.

Staff Stories: Meet Stephanie

I have worked with HopeWorks since November 2017.  I started as a DVR Coordinator, and now I am a Case Manager for Rapid Rehousing.  I was attracted to HopeWorks because I have a sincere interest in helping people, and I know all of my co-workers share the same mission.

In this current role, my foremost objective is to house families as soon as I can and start providing case management services.  I work with partner agencies and landlords, doing everything I can to help my clients find safe and adequate places to live.  It is such an amazing feeling to see a family who has hit rock bottom move into their new home.  When they get to show their child a brand-new bed and place to live after being homeless, my heart soars.

I am proud of the relationship that Hope Found has built with other community agencies and the faith community.  They collaborate with us and help move furniture in for newly-housed families.  I love seeing the community come together and collaborate for the greater good.

My clients have taught me everything from being humble and appreciative to the value of hard work and dedication.  This will forever positively affect my professional and work life.  Helping others is the way we help ourselves.

Even though the work can be difficult, I am proud to be a part of the Hope Found team.  I can lean on my co-workers and my family.  When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two-year-old son, my nine-month-old German Shepherd, and traveling, cooking, and teaching dance.