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Press Release – Andrea Kellner is now Director of Employment Services

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Star of Hope is pleased to announce that Andrea Kellner has accepted the position of Director of Employment Services.

Ms. Kellner has held several positions during her eighteen years with Star of Hope.  She served as the Program Manager for two of our group homes before joining the Administrative Team as the Assistant Residential Director.  In October of 2016, her job duties expanded to assist Star of Hope’s Employment Services Department as the Director of Program Supports.

Ms. Kellner has worked with a variety of at risk populations over the years, including youth, adults, and the elderly.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Oregon University (formerly Southern Oregon State College).

Ms. Kellner excels at organization and is continually researching new technologies to better assist time management and the overall efficiency of Star of Hope.

When not working, Ms. Kellner enjoys theater, wine tasting, and weekend motorcycle trips to explore the Oregon Coast.

If you have any questions about our Supported Employment Programs please feel free to call Andrea at 541-888-8893 x 27.

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May 3rd, 2018|

Press Release – December 14, 2017 – Henry L. Hillman Jr. Foundation Grant to Star of Hope

December 14, 2017

From:  LouAnn Dewater

Executive Director

Star of Hope Activity Center, Inc.

541-888-8893

 

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The Henry L. Hillman Jr. Foundation has recently awarded Star of Hope, a non-profit organization in Coos County serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a grant of $20,000.00.

This award goes towards improvements at Star of Hope’s Cammann Street Apartments.  The project goal is to make upgrades at the Apartments that will allow some of the most vulnerable community citizens the tools to pursue their passions and ultimately age in their homes while maintaining their independence.

Star of Hope embraces and embodies the principle that all people are unique and have skills and talents to contribute to society.  Further, no individual’s dreams or aspirations should be limited by preconceived notions or predetermined pathways. The Henry L. Hillman Jr. Foundation’s Mission is to inspire, invest in, and leverage great ideas and initiatives for outcomes that improve the quality of life and through this end Star of Hope shares in this vision.  ###

December 15th, 2017|

Press Release – House of Myrtlewood November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017
From:  LouAnn Dewater
Executive Director
Star of Hope Activity Center, Inc.
541-888-8893

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Dear Valued Customers and Members of our Community:

In 2006, Star of Hope purchased the Oregon Connection/House of Myrtlewood from Les and Barbara Streeter and Tricia and Joe Benetti with the intentions to use it for Star of Hope’s clients to work and gain job skills, and also to diversify our funding, along with educating our visitors about Star of Hope programs.

Over the past two years the Federal and State rules have changed regarding providing employment services to individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, now the focus and rules Star of Hope must operate under are geared towards community based employment (not provider owned businesses) for individuals we support.

It is an honor to say that our wonderful community has embraced this change and a number of individual’s Star of Hope supports are employed at local businesses.

With all the changes in how we deliver our services to our clients, The Oregon Connection/ House of Myrtlewood is no longer used for the reason Star of Hope purchased it.  With very careful thought and consideration, the Star of Hope Board of Directors sadly came to the decision that it is time to sell the Oregon Connection/House of Myrtlewood.  It is our hope that someone will come along and carry on the House of Myrtlewood tradition; you may contact Pacific Properties for more information about the property.

We wanted to let the community know that we will be ending manufacturing of Myrtlewood products produced in our factory January 1, 2018, and our gift shop will close February 1, 2018.

Star of hope appreciates all the support from our community.

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November 28th, 2017|

Press Release – Trust Management Services Grant November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017

From:  LouAnn Dewater
Executive Director
Star of Hope Activity Center, Inc.
541-888-8893

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Trust Management Services, LLC has recently awarded Star of Hope, a non-profit organization in Coos County serving adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities, a grant of $9,987.00.  Star of Hope will use this grant money to purchase recycling containers for redeemable beverage containers. The bins are to be placed at public gathering places such as; beaches, campgrounds, boardwalks and parks and will be serviced by Star of Hope.

Trust Management Services, LLC (TMS) was organized to contract with, assist and better prepare Charitable Organizations to make sound, funding decisions and maximize responsible giving in Oregon.

The project goal is to expand opportunities for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in Star of Hope services.

Star of Hope embraces and embodies the principle that all people are unique and have skills and talents to contribute to society.  Further, no individual’s dreams or aspirations should be limited by preconceived notions or predetermined pathways.

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November 21st, 2017|

Press Release – August 7, 2017 – New Recycled Container Locations

From:  Lisa Montez
Deputy Director
Star of Hope Activity Center, Inc.
541-888-8893

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Star of Hope is pleased to announce that recycle stations for redeemable beverage containers are now available for the public’s use throughout Coos and Douglas Counties. These recycle stations are serviced weekly by Star of Hope and can be found in the following gathering places:

  • One at Coos Bay Visitor’s Center parking lot
  • One at Horsfall Campground
  • Two at Bullard’s Beach State Park
  • Two at Dean’s Creek Elk Viewing Area

We would like to thank our partners for making this possible, which include;

  • Bullard’s Beach State Park
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • City of Coos Bay
  • Coos County Commissioners
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Department of Forestry

This project has allowed us to expand opportunities for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are enrolled in Star of Hope services.

For more information contact Robert Morris, Recycling/Document Destruction Business Manager at 541 751-6946

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Press Release – August 7, 2017 – Recycled Containter Locations

August 7th, 2017|

Press Release – DEQ Recycling Grant

June 21st, 2017|

Press Release – Bay Area Health District Community Foundation Grant

April 17th, 2017|

Press Release – Jordan Cove Sustainable Jobs Grant

 

Press Release – December 8, 2016 – Jordan Cove Sustainable Jobs Grant – http://www.jordancovelng.com/

December 8th, 2016|

Press Release – New Executive Director, LouAnn Dewater

Press Release – September 29, 2016 – New Executive Director, LouAnn Dewater

September 29th, 2016|

Star of Hope’s Summer Celebration BBQ August 31, 2018

Star of Hope will be hosting it’s Summer Celebration BBQ on Friday, August 31, 2018 between 10AM to 2PM.

This will be open to the community, so come on down to learn more about Star of Hope, listen to some great music by the band Middle of the Road, and get some free lunch!

 

 

August 14th, 2018|

2018 Clamboree and Glass Art Fest

Star of Hope will be hosting a booth at the 2018 Clamboree and Glass Art Fest on Saturday June 9, 2018 at Ed Lund Park in Historic Empire.

The event starts at 10am and runs until 6pm

Come down and see all of the events! There will be a Car Show, live music, amazing vendors, great food, and much, much more!

We hope to see you there!

In Ed Lund Park, between 10am-6pm

June 6th, 2018|

Trust Management Services Grant to Star of Hope featured on oregontoday.net

November 28th, 2017|

Star of Hope hosting at Shore Acres November 28, 2017

Star of Hope will be hosting at Shore Acres in the Gardener’s Cottage the evening of November 28, 2017 at 6:45pm and running until park closing.

There will be a guest book for signing in, cider, cookies, punch, and hot coffee for park goers to get cozy and warm.

We look forward to seeing you there and wishing you Happy Holidays!

November 28th, 2017|

Bay Area Fun Festival – September 16 & 17

Star of Hope will have a booth during the Bay Area Fun Festival on September 16 (Saturday) and 17 (Sunday). We will be open from 8:30AM to 6:00PM on Saturday, and 9:30AM-4:00PM on Sunday.

Stop by our booth to support Star of Hope. We will have informational brochures and be selling some awesome Star of Hope merchandise!

For more information on the event, click here, or you can go to Star of Hope’s Facebook Page.

We hope to see you there!

September 14th, 2017|

Downtown Wine Walk – August 4, 2017

Star of Hope will have an information booth in the Bay Area Appliance Store, located at 253 S. Broadway in downtown Coos Bay next to the Egyptian Theatre, on Friday August 4, 2017 starting at 5pm during the Downtown Wine Walk.

The Downtown Wine Walk is a fun way to get out, see what local businesses have to offer, and support your community! Proceeds from the Downtown Wine Walk will go to support Star of Hope programs and other organizations.

We hope you come down, see what we’re all about, and have a great time!

For more information, you can check out the Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk page here.

August 2nd, 2017|

Star of Hope Newsletter June 2018

July 3rd, 2018|

Star of Hope’s April 2018 Newsletter

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April 30th, 2018|

Star of Hope’s November 2017 Newsletter

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Star of Hope’s October 2017 Newsletter

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Star of Hope Newsletter September 2017

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Star of Hope Newsletter – August 2017

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