2007 – The faith community was made aware of the 300 families per year seeking services related to domestic violence.
2008 – A steering committee was formed, the Articles of Incorporation were written, and Non-Profit status was achieved.
2009 – The Co-Founders, Sue Poole and Julie Cravillion completed course work, partnered with other shelters, and received training.
2010 – A 7000 sq. ft. building was secured to house 8 women and their children at one time. Volunteer staff was trained, and the shelter opened Oct. 1, 2010.
2011 – Shirley's House of Hope provided services for forty-six women and children.
2012 – Salaries were raised for one night staff person and the program director.
2013 – Forty three women and children received services. A partnership was formed with the Bridge of Hope to expand Transitional Services.
2014 – Over 200 women and children have received services since opening. A Volunteer Coordinator/Office Manager was hired.
2015 – Began the public phase of The Building Of Hope Capital Campaign. The goal was to raise $572,000. We provided 2158 nights of shelter this year.
2017 – Over 400 women and children served since our opening.
2018 – Hired Associate Development Director. End of Capital Campaign; paid off building, acquired a 2nd building and became debt free.
2019 – Opened the Recovery Center.