Dreams of Hope
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Helping Families to Self- Sufficiency

 
 
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Mission

Dreams of Hope Foundation has a mission to take proactive steps to remove barriers that forces families to eliminate distress. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the number of at-risk families by promoting literacy and education through family togetherness.  

Goals

Dreams of Hope Foundation,  is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to take proactive steps to remove barriers that forces families to eliminate distress. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the number of at-risk families
by promoting literacy and education through family togetherness. 

 

Programs

01.iNfocus Eye Glasses Voucher Program 

Are you in need of glasses? Our iNfoucs eye glasses voucher program is for you. Dreams of Hope Foundation has partnered with Conexus to provide free vouchers for those in need of glasses. All you need is a prescription that has been dated in the last two years. Vouchers can be picked applied for and picked up.

02.Clothing Closet 

Our clothing closet is open to all who are need. Items include women, mens, children and baby clothing items and some household goods. Each individuals is allow to select items. One visit per month. A picture ID and completed application is required.

03.Breaking Bread Food Pantry

Our food pantry is open to all who are need. Items are provided through private donors. Each family is allow to receive food from the pantry once a month.  A PICTURE ID and SOCIAL security cards for all in the HOUSEHOLD is required. by appointment only except for Breaking Bread events once a month.  Completed APPLICATION is required.

04.State ID Card / Birth Certificate Program 

The Dreams of Hope Foundation helps those who are needing a state issued ID or birth certificate for re-entry / transitional use only. Please contact our office for more information.  

 
 
 
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Coy Dreher

Co-FOUNDER/ Chairman of the Board

Coy Dreher was born and raised in Columbia, SC and graduated from Eau Claire High School. At Eau Claire he received a band scholarship and was honored to play for the South Carolina State Marching 101 Band. At South Carolina State University, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Coy served eight years in the United States Navy. Coy now resides in Newport News, Virginia. In 2015, he earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Stratford University.  Coy is currently obtaining his second Masters in Counseling from Hampton University. Coy has a great passion for the youth and sports. He is very passionate in making a difference in the lives of those in need specifically young men.

 
 
 
 
 

Simone Dreher

Co-FOUNDER/ Executive Director

Simone Marie Dreher was born and raised on the island of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. She currently resides in Newport News, Virginia. Simone graduated from Hampton University in 2006 with Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a double minor in Leadership and Criminal Justice with a focus on Juvenile Delinquency.  Simone received her Master of Social Work at the University of Southern California in 2017. Simone dedicates her time to helping those in need especially those with mental illness.

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Melissa Dale

Program Director

Melissa Dale is a lifelong resident of Newport News, Virginia. She is a graduate of Heritage High School, from there she attended North Carolina A&T but completed her studies Norfolk State University, graduating in 2015 with a degree in Mass Communications. Melissa enjoys writing/blogging, reading, and running. We are sure she will bring a level of professionalism and advocacy to our Agency. 

 
 
 
 

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi.”

 
 
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History

Dreams of Hope Foundation was founded in 2012, in Newport News, Virginia with the mission of taking proactive steps to remove barriers that cause distress to families. Since its conception, Dreams of Hope Foundation has helped thousands of families in the Hampton Roads area.

We provide various services, some to include: Medication Management referrals,  State ID / Birth Certificate, iNfoucs Eye Glasses Voucher, Food Pantry, Clothing Closet/ Mobile Clothing Closet, Support Groups: Hope After Loss, I am mentally Prepared for offenders with mental illness, Mentoring teen boys and girls ages 10 to 18, Referrals to community resources, Re-entry program for convicted Felons. Our goal is to be of service to whoever may need help, we are here for YOU!


 
 
 

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Upcoming Events

 
 
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Bread Pantry

Every Wednesday, FREE bread from 2: 15 pm to 3pm. Photo Id required and Social Security for all in the household.

 
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Breaking bread Food Pantry

Last Thursday of every month from 2 pm to 5:30pm. Pre -Registration required. Food bags and Clothing closet will be available to everyone that pre-registered. Picture ID and Social Security Cards for all in household.

 
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Finding hope after loss

Dreams of Hope Foundation will be hosting a monthly support group at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 765 J Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 6:00pm. For more info and/or transportation call Melissa 757-806-6339 Open and Free to the public  Dinner will be served. 

The death of a child, of any age, brings heartbreak and devastation. Whether your child died recently or some time ago, Finding Hope After Loss Support group is here to help you find hope, healing, peace, and a way forward.

Finding Hope After Loss support group is for bereaved parents who have lost children to homicide, suicide, accidental death incidents, infant loss, as well as disease processes. This group is for parents who would like to connect with others who have experienced the passing of a child. Our discussions are meant to be uplifting. Please know that we are just bereaved parents like all of you and this group should not replace professional counseling. Our common goal is to celebrate the lives of our children and to ultimately heal as a group. ♥

Grief/Loss group for adults who are dealing with loss related to death, illness, infertility, adoption, or sudden death.