Renata Marie Hasle
Director of development
What do I do? Short version: I lead the philanthropic efforts for the Mission.
The better story is that I help people make change in their lives. The goal is to ensure that an individual experiencing homelessness gets a roof over his head, eats a hot meal and much more - a tent and a granola bar do not count. People need support to overcome chronic addiction - and our recovery team is outstanding, patient and committed.
I'm also an advocate, I listen to learn, and I am a storyteller. My workday begins with a visit to the Bread of Life kitchen. Here, I catch up with the men in LifeChange Recovery to hear how things are going. These conversations inspire my work. They are about resolutions to do better; overcoming addiction, rejoining family, finding employment, completing a degree or "simply getting life back into order."
I am not just the Director of Development. I champion for our homeless, because street life is incredibly exhausting, both emotionally and physically. I invite you to give someone a 2nd (3rd or 4th) chance. Help give shelter, hot meals, recovery, dignity and hope to people experiencing homelessness. You will be surprised how much of a difference you can make! Volunteer or donate!