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Radiant Futures Opens Multi-family Hope House Residence

by: Dan Pittman
Published: May 19, 2023


L-R: Chris Lindsay, President and CEO of RDM General Contractors, Inc.; Mark Jablonski, Board Chair and Chair of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee, Radiant Futures; Mayor Fred Jung, City of Fullerton; Scott Do, Representative from Senator Josh Newman’s Office; Mark Lee, CEO, Radiant Futures; Dr. Robert Turner, Board of Directors, Radiant Futures; Paul Prichard, Board of Directors, Radiant Futures;Renee Aumiller, Board of Directors, Radiant Futures; Supervisor Doug Chaffee, 4th District Orange County; Paulette Marshall Chaffee, 4th District Ambassador Orange County; 4th District Ambassador Orange County; Janet Brown, Representative from Congressman Lou Correa’s Office; and Eddie Carmona, Representative from Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva’s Office


FULLERTON...With the snip of a ribbon, nonprofit Radiant Futures, formerly Women’s Transitional Living Center, officially opened Hope House, a newly built California craftsman-style four-bedroom, two-bathroom, multi-family residence in Fullerton that will be a temporary home to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Hope House will accommodate 16 to 20 survivors for up to 24 months at no cost to them, adding much-need capacity for the Transitional Housing Program run by the nonprofit. Funding for the $1 million structure was raised through the Hope House Capital Campaign.

On hand at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Fullerton Mayor Fred Jung; Supervisor Doug Chaffee and his wife Paulette; and representatives of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, California Senator Josh Newman, and Congressman Lou Correa. Also attending were Fullerton City Manager Eric Levitt; Mark Jablonski, Radiant Futures board chair and Capital Campaign Steering Committee chair; Mark Lee, Radiant Futures chief executive officer; plus other board members; Radiant Futures staff; and other guests. The home was designed by Rick Crane Architecture and built by RDM General Contractors of Costa Mesa.

“My wife Paulette and I are honored to be here to celebrate the opening of Hope House that will be a sanctuary for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking,” said Chaffee. “Too many of our community members have been affected by abuse, exploitation, and violence.  Through the work of Radiant Futures, these survivors can heal and see a new radiant future of peace and wellbeing.”

Mayor Jung said, “Hope House offers survivors a safe housing option and reliable support services. Hope is important because it can make our present moment feel less difficult to bear. The reason we named both of our daughters Hope is because hope gives us all the belief that tomorrow will be better.”

“I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who made this project a reality,” said Jablonski. “From the donors who provided the funding, to the architects and contractors who drew and built the home, to the staff members who will be working with survivors, every person involved in this project has played a vital role in making this new home a reality.”

“This new four-bedroom home expands the capacity we have with our current 12-unit apartment property to provide a safe and nurturing environment for survivors and their children to heal and rebuild their lives,” said Lee.

He said Hope House residents will have access to counseling, legal and holistic support services, an expert staff, and individual service plans in a shared, pet-friendly facility that allows them to build community in a safe, secure, and trauma-informed atmosphere. Photo:Nicholas Koon Photography


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