Hisway Painting was so excited to attend the Hope Clinic for Women’s 2019 Hope for the Future Gala on March 7th, 2019. We sponsored a table and sat with friends, customers, and service partners, including Weighting Comforts’ owners and Sew for Hope partners Jamey and Donna Durham. (read their story here)
The gala was held at the Clementine, a historic 1889 brick venue in the heart of Nashville that also serves as a church with an impressive organ and seats for 300. Music was provided by contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Rachael Lampa, who brought soulful renditions to open and close the evening. The speaker was Allison Allen, actress and author who talked about finding God in desert seasons, and the unexpected blessings that came out of it. CEO Renee Rizzo emceed the event, reflecting on Hope Clinic's 36 years and her 15 years of service: what we have accomplished, how the landscape has changed, how we are helping women, men and children and our vision for the future.
The client stories were so encouraging, and all were deeply touched by the event. The goal of the fundraising event, which was set at $100,000 was met and exceeded, and Hope Clinic was given resources to continue their work advocating for women and unborn children in Nashville.
Established in 1983, Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based safe and confidential place equipping women, men and families dealing with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women's healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss and postpartum depression. They provide medical care, professional counseling, education classes, case management, mentorship and practical support regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay.
Hope Clinic takes a non-political, non-judgmental approach to meeting women and men where they are during a difficult season of their life. Between 1,000-2,000 women and men walk through their doors every year crossing all socioeconomic backgrounds. They have a team of nearly 20 staff, a dozen under and graduate level students, and hundreds of volunteers who work together to provide compassion, comprehensive care.