The vision of Wright’s House of Hope (WHOH) is to help at-risk girls in the Upstate of South Carolina overcome the challenges in their lives by offering support services from our partners that will help them become self-sufficient young adults. Our passion is to see these girls take back their lives, achieve their potential, and become productive members of the community. WHOH is Where Healing and Opportunities Happen.
The mission of WHOH is to help at-risk girls achieve their potential by providing housing with a structured, nurturing environment, where they can learn practical life and independent living skills. Which will enable them to grasp the necessary tools for success, and self-sufficiency as they transition into adulthood.
WHOH serves girls who are aging out foster care, young homeless mothers, and girls who are in transition from the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The goal is to help these girls break free from the cycle of poverty and dependence which will help them become the purposeful women they were born to be.
Our ultimate goal is to build residential facility to allow us to serve 15-20 girls.
Phase I (where we are currently): WHOH’s Executive Director, Beverly Caligaris, currently fosters 1-2 girls in her home, and mentors girls in need. The plan for Phase I is to build an addition onto Beverly’s house so that she may foster up to six girls. This will enable WHOH and its partners to fully implement the program to help the aging out girls to successfully transition to self-sufficient adults. WHOH will also be a place they'll always be able to call “home” by providing them with a family-style environment to build a foundation that most of the girls will not have experienced before. A new normal!
Phase II: In Phase II, the plan is to partner with landlords in the area. The model will be for the young ladies to share low cost rentals until they are ready for independent living.
Phase III: In Phase II, we plan to purchase a larger home which will enable us to provide safe shelter for homeless girls, young mothers with small children, and girls transitioning from the Department of Juvenile Justice.