Hope Mansion Holds1st Annual Fundraising Gala

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Full-Service Residential Home for Women in Crisis Pregnancies – One of Few in the State

Hope Mansion is holding their 1st Annual EXTRAVAGANT HOPE fundraising Gala on Friday, November 16 at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

Hope Mansion exists to break the chain of generational poverty and hopelessness by providing women age 18 and older in crisis pregnancies a loving, structured, residential environment, as well as the necessary time, resources, and support for them and their babies to become productive, well-balanced citizens.  Providing residency for women and their newborn children, the facility offers educational and training classes, supervision by loving house parents, as well as necessities such as food, clothing, counseling, life-skills training and medical care through a coalition of medical providers.  The 14,719 square foot mansion, formerly a high-end events center, is a faith-based residence operated by Transformation Vision; a Cedar Hill based nonprofit coalition of churches, nonprofits and city leaders.

The featured speaker for the event is Christian Comedian and Author Mike G. Williams. Williams is a nationally known speaker and writer who has a passion for life. He is heard daily on the SiriusXM Satellite radio’s Laugh USA. He has recorded 14 CD’s, 4 DVD’s and written 6 books. His two most recent are entitled Men Moved To Mars When Women Started Killing The Ones On Venus and Love Is NOT A Three-Letter Word (A new look at Abstinence). His own personal adoption story and the rescue and subsequent adoption of his son will move you to tears of great joy. Each of Mike’s presentations are given in a very positive humorous direction that will leave every listener feeling encouraged and empowered to make a difference. He came to popularity as a pro-life speaker after Focus on the Family brought his personal story to a national spotlight. Mike will have you rolling on the floor with laughter, while simultaneously building your reverence for the work of local life-saving organizations.

Hope Mansion is one of only 12 full-service Christian residential group homes in the state for women dealing with crisis pregnancies.  According to a study by Brigham Young University, nearly 4 percent of single, young pregnant women reported some degree of homelessness during their pregnancy.  In addition, they are usually unmarried, uninsured, less educated and have less access to prenatal care.  No other maternity homes in the North Texas region offer the holistic, residential programs and services that will be found at Hope Mansion.  “The need is great,” says Angie Hammond, Executive Director of Hope Mansion, who used to drive by the mansion everyday on her way to work, and for 10 years prayed that God would allow it to become a maternity home.