The Journey of Hope
As the founder of Hopeful Solutions, my journey began with a mother that was a very loving, nurturing and insightful woman. She shared a lot of her wisdom with me throughout my childhood and gave me all of the tools she felt I needed to become a successful independent woman. I received a Master’s in Education, was selected as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and voted DISD Teacher of the Year, to name a few of my accomplishments. The disease of addiction robbed me of all the positive things in my life for which I had worked. Instead of prosperity, my addiction took me to a place of emotional, spiritual and physical bankruptcy. It was not until I reached a place of extreme hopelessness that I realized that jails/institutions were not a part of the vision my mother had for me. This is when I sought help to recover. In June of 2003 I began a new journey that involved walking a totally different path. I began praying for direction and realized that my passion for children was still there. I also discovered a new passion which involved working with women suffering from the same disease that nearly destroyed my adult life. In 2005, through prayer, my vision became clear. I wanted to give women and children solutions that would give them hope for a brighter future. It was with this vision and compassion that Hopeful Solutions was born.