DOORS TO HOPE ANNOUNCES CLOSING
Since 2012, Doors to Hope, a Sisters of Charity ministry has served the Louisville Latinx community providing services for immigrant women and families. Because of COVID-19, this has been a very difficult year for all. A decision has been made to close Doors to Hope.
From the beginning, Doors to Hope has been a collaboration with local organizations that work with the Latinx community in Louisville. We rejoice that there are more organizations now providing similar types of support to families than there were at the inception of this ministry. This Sisters of Charity of Nazareth ministry has provided learning opportunities, engaged in advocacy, and made sure that all knew how to access the many resources available to them. Our dedicated staff and volunteers have journeyed with families as they participated in: ESL, GED, Citizenship and Computer Literacy classes, and their children in After School Tutoring.
Programming for Doors to Hope will cease on May 31, 2021 and the ministry will vacate the building on June 30, 2021, at the end of a rental agreement with Saints Simon and Jude Parish.
Our thanks goes out to the Directors of Doors to Hope over these years: SCNs Rebecca Miles and Brenda Gonzales, and Lorena Miller. We are also grateful to the staff, Advisory Committee, volunteers, families and donors who have made Doors to Hope such an impactful ministry.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO IMMIGRANT FAMILIES DUE TO COVID-19
A number of our local organizations serving the immigrant and refugee communities (including Doors to Hope) have identified families and individuals who are not eligible for government support such as stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, and who cannot find relief through other established efforts.
You can help us provide support to these families and individuals. CLICK HERE to learn more and to make a secure donation.Give to Colectivo Esperanza
Doors to Hope opens learning opportunities, encourages community involvement and engages in advocacy for immigrant women and families.
Thank you to our staff
Sr. Brenda Gonzales
Sr. Brenda Gonzales, SCN is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She earned her Bachelors degree in Health & Physical Education from Radford (College) University and Masters in Religious Education from LaSalle University.
She spent 30 years teaching K-college, worked in Campus Ministry in Diocese of Brownsville, TX, Loyola University Chicago and Spalding University and for five years, ministered in Belize, Central America;
She most recently completed ten years of leadership for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Bernadette “Bernie” Mudd-White has over 30 years experience in Marketing with several of those years working with non-profits and donor management. Bernie comes to Doors to Hope with a desire to provide the educational opportunities that can lead individuals to reach their full potential and be the change they want in this world.
Program Services Manager
Gabby studied at the University of Louisville where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Spanish. Throughout her time at UofL, she was able to study abroad in both Costa Rica and Brazil, improving her Spanish language skills and knowledge of Latin American cultures. She is passionate about the power of education and helping our Latinx community.