Light of Hope Inc

Helping people see the hope.

aka Light of Hope   |   Claremore, OK   |  www.lightofhopeinc.org

Mission

Light of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, assisting individuals and families faced with the struggles of substance abuse and addiction, and educating children through our school drug education program called L.E.A.D..

Notes from the nonprofit

God is the source of our ministry outreach. We believe that with the support of the community, prayer, and encouragement, we can bring hope to the lives of those who need restoration.

Ruling year info

2016

C.E.O. / Founder

Layla Freeman

President

Steve Regier

Main address

P.O. Box 669

Claremore, OK 74018 USA

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Formerly known as

Light of Hope Inc.

EIN

47-5613398

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

Christian (X20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Light of Hope focuses on helping families and individuals who are facing the struggle of addiction and life difficulties. Our services are free to the community. We assist in providing guidance for resource assistance. We also provide encouragement support groups, to allow a safe place for people to process through the necessary changes that will lead to a better future. We also offer monthly speaker panels, quarterly seminars, community education & school awareness education. We provide a confidential, non-judgmental, loving environment, which will bring encouragement and hope to families & individuals learning how to cope with the rollercoaster of addiction & life difficulties. We are a support system, bridging the gap: Helping people see the HOPE.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Resource Assistance

Individuals & families who are serious and ready for help, can find assistance in locating the best resources available to receive that help.We will guide and encourage you in this difficult step. We will pray with you and encourage you, and do our best to find the best facilities possible to meet your need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Encouragement Support Groups assisting families and individuals through the emotional difficulties of addiction and other life situations. We offer prayer, encouragement and wisdom through scripture.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Our desire is to educate and inform our community. We strive to bring the family unit together, by encouraging positive gatherings through monthly events.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Monthly panels of speakers, sharing their experiences with the truths of addiction. These are impactful ways to bring truth and awareness through real-life​ experiences. We are in partnership with the Roger's County D.A.'s office.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

A program designed to assist the community with the difficulties of finding employment, housing, and resource assistance. Designed to give a productive hands-up, to those who have faced difficulty rebuilding their lives after past mistakes. This is a very organized all-day conference, providing speakers, break-out sessions, employment guidance, techniques for improvement, and resources, to guide people towards a road to rebuilding and recovery. We are in partnership and on the Board of this program, through the Roger's County D.A.'s office.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In an exclusive partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.), Light of Hope provides current, powerful, and effective education to the schools - free of charge. Each school district can personalize our LOH/DEA school drug education to fit their individual school needs. Light of Hope has hired incredible educators, that go into the schools to teach this incredible curriculum. These educators are retired teachers, psychologists, and professionals, that have a passion to help equip and educate our children. The curriculum taught is provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration/Discovery Education. There are three levels of education; Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Each district can decide what ages, grades, and extent of education that fits their needs best. Again, this school drug education is free to the schools. We provide a powerful assembly hosted by the DEA and LOH founder, Layla Freeman. This assembly typically launches the program and prepares the students for discussion in the classroom once the curriculum begins.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Community Food Pantry, providing assistance with food insecurities. Certified through the Community Food Bank of Northeast Oklahoma.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Drug Enforcement Administration International Award Recipient 2020

Oklahoma Congressional Award of Community Excellence 2020

Non-Profit of the Year - Rogers County 2019

Non-Profit of the Year - Rogers County 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants that follow counseling recommendations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Resource Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients engaged in the criminal justice system in the last 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Resource Assistance

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Community Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Monthly Awareness events as well as monthly Addiction's Awful Truths. Quarterly, Reboot Rebuild Roger's County. Due to Covid-19, we were only able to have 2 primary events.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Light of Hope is focused on group support to families and individuals. We are striving to help people see the hope in a more positive future. Recovery requires support. Group encouragement brings a sense of belonging and hope, that we cannot achieve alone.

Community involvement gives us an opportunity to bring awareness and education to recovery. We provide monthly speaker panels, quarterly seminars, community events, and have partnered with Operation Aware to bring drug education into the schools.

Resource Assistance
Individuals & families who are serious and ready for help can find assistance in locating the best resources available to receive that help. We will guide and encourage you in this difficult step. We will pray, encourage, and do our best to find the best facilities possible to meet your need.

Encouragement Support Groups
Encouragement Support Groups assisting families and individuals through the emotional difficulties of addiction and other life situations. We offer prayer, encouragement, and wisdom through scripture, educational topics, and allow the opportunity to share and derive feedback.

Encouragement Support Groups - Meeting Times
Monday – Financial Peace classes (starts in November) 6:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday – Adolescent Group (young ladies only,15-25yrs.) 6:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday – LOH General Encouragement Lawn Chair Meeting – (alley behind offices) 6:30-8:00 pm
Friday - Warriors Anonymous – Veterans discussion group 6:30-7:30 pm
Saturday - Mother’s Angels Child Loss Group (Second Saturday of each month) 9:30-11:00 am

General Grief Groups, Weekly Tele-Groups, Parenting Through Recovery/Addiction, Finance Classes, & Renewed Thinking Classes are offered throughout the year. (check website)
Community Awareness
Our desire is to educate and inform our community. We strive to bring the family unit together, by encouraging positive gatherings through community-focused events.

School & Community Education – L.E.A.D. LOH/DEA School Drug Education Program
Offering school educational classes, assemblies & speaker panels.
Partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.). Bringing drug education & prevention education to the Elementary, Middle School & High School ages, using curriculum provided by the D.E.A.- “Operation Prevention”. Educators provided by Light of Hope. There is no cost to the schools.

Addiction's Awful Truths Monthly Impact Panel
Monthly panels of speakers, sharing their experiences with the truths of addiction. These are impactful ways to bring truth and awareness through real-life experiences. We are in partnership with Rogers County D.A.'s office.

Reboot, Rebuild Employment Initiative
Designed to assist the community with the difficulties of finding employment, housing, and resource assistance. Designed to give a productive hands-up to those who have faced difficulty rebuilding their lives after past mistakes. This is a very organized seminar, providing speakers, break-out sessions, employment guidance, techniques for improvement, and resources, to guide people towards a road to rebuilding and recovery. Light of Hope leads this program in partnership with the Roger's County D.A.'s office. This is a community-wide collaboration of organizations, companies & resources. We work together to create this powerful opportunity for our community.

Certified Emergency Food Pantry

Light of Hope has a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals, who work alongside us to establish these recovery opportunities.

Our encouragement support groups are a powerful opportunity to begin the healing process for the family or individual. These encouragement groups often open the door of awareness, that there is a need for more professional help.

Light of Hope is able to resource out, and give direction to families or individuals. This brings hope for a positive future.

Through community support and involvement, we have been able to educate, provide, and assist through partnerships.

Light of Hope has assisted many families and individuals toward a path to recovery. The evidence in the success is the hope these people now know.

We are striving to bring more awareness to the community so that the community understands the great need.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Light of Hope Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Steve Regier


Board co-chair

Cindy Griffith

Cindy Griffith

Randall Freeman

Sheila Urbonas

Steve Regier

Alisha Smith

Stan Harrell

Honorable Judge

Mindie Baab

Meggie Froman-Knight

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data