A night of standing ovations at She Brews “A Celebration of Hope”
(GLENPOOL) The Glenpool Convention Center was sold out Thursday evening for She Brews Coffee House and His House Outreach Ministry first fundraiser. The turnout so great, extra tables had to be brought in for everyone in attendance.
“A Celebration of Hope” featured guest speakers Dustie Fields and Oklahoma First Lady Sarah Stitt, both of whom talked about breaking generational cycles of addiction.
“My mom was a heroin addict and had been put in the mental hospital for trying to take her life,” Stitt shared. “And my dad had been in a cult and gone across the country and been put in Vinita, the mental hospital, for a year until he got his head right.”
Stitt said her parents met at a drug rehab and later when on to help others who struggled with addiction. While her dad was able to stay off drugs, her mother could not.
“I didn’t want to just survive anymore,” Stitt said about breaking her family's "generational curse". “God has a hopeful, thriving future for everyone in this state. Whether you’re behind bars or you’re not behind bars.”
Appreciation and gratitude for founder Rhonda Bear, her team, and all the lives their ministries have helped filled the packed room as their community offerings were highlighted.
Four group homes helping women through different points in recovery, including moms with children, and a new group home for men. Five family homes for single family dwelling.
Job training and opportunities. Mentorships.
Bear said they are in talks with DHS to expand some of their opportunities to young adults who age out of the foster care system.
She said money raised at Thursday’s event will go toward expanding their resources for others, including expanded housing opportunities to 18-20 more women in Tulsa.
This story has no comments yet