CONTACT US

halstonshopefoundation@gmail.com

 

Halston’s Hope Foundation is a Colorado based non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and ending the stigma surrounding mental health.  Halston’s Hope Foundation provides scholarships to young adults interested in the animal service industry and who are passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness.  We believe that through the healing touch of animals and the helping hands of a community, together we can save lives and inspire strength in young adults everywhere. 

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© 2019 By Halstons Hope Foundation

Meet The Team

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KIMBERLY SMITH-ADAMS

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CHUCK ADAMS

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TAYLOR SMITH

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BOB VANOUREK

Chuck Adams is Halston's stepdad.  Chuck holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.  He is the owner and president of  1UP Aerial Drone Services.  Chuck is a FAA Part 107 certified pilot and tenured IT, Cloud industry veteran who spent 25+ years in the high-tech industry.  

Taylor is Halston's sister. She holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University and currently works for one of the largest savings destination brands in the world. Taylor has extensive experience in media planning, full-cycle marketing, B2B sales, and business strategy.  She will manage Halston's Hope Foundation's marketing strategy, website and social media platforms.

Leadership expert Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five companies and the author of two award-winning leadership books. He devotes his time to numerous nonprofits and is a leader in Colorado in the Conscious Capitalism and Better Angels movements.

 

Kimberly is the mother of Halston and the founder of Halston's Hope Foundation.  She has a Bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University in Sociology and is the owner of MMDay Properties which provides housing to parolees.  She currently volunteers for Bessie's Hope playing the piano for the residents at Cedars Healthcare Center and also for Lakewood Villa. 

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CHERYLE POWELL

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KELLEY DECLEENE

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MARGO HAMILTON

Cheryl has a dual Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Sports Event Planning from Metropolitan State University in Denver. She is currently involved in the Colorado Association of Realtors, MCPN Gala Committee, Golden Civic Foundation, and ARC Gala Committee. Cheryle has been on BOD for D.A.R.E. Colorado and Healthcare Network, and has spent many hours volunteering at the Steadman Research Institute to advance the cause, prevention and treatment of orthopedic disorders.

Margo Hamilton was tasked to reveal how hurt turned to hate while working with at-risk youth
involved in gangs, prostitution and addiction issues during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. In 2003, Margo was asked to serve as a feature writer for a newly created community-imaging magazine that availed opportunities to interview Colorado notables such as John Elway, actor Boti Bliss and countless others. It was through that venue that Hamilton met Bill Coors and his son, Scott. A decade later Bill reached out to her to ask her to collaborate with him on his inspirational biographical memoir entitled Bill Coors: The Will to Live.

Kelley DeCleene has served in the field of education for over 30 years in inclusive settings, self-contained programs and non-profit environments. She currently teaches Understanding Autism and Inclusive Arts at the University level, serves as a chairperson on the Special Needs group within NAEA and CAEA, and works at Access Gallery in Denver as the Education Director. She earned her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, as well as an Autism Specialist certificate and National Board Certification. 

MISSION PARTNERS

Organizations that we have aligned with that share our mission and vision.

Kirk Johnson, MA, LPC, LAC

South Platte Counseling

West Pines Behavioral Health

Kirk has spent over two decades helping clients overcome emotional distress and psychological pain.  Kirk's treatment approach addresses the entire person promoting healing in the body, mind, and soul.  

https://www.southplattecounseling.com   

For more than 30 years, West Pines has provided complete behavioral health services for people experiencing addiction, substance abuse, and mental health conditions.   Their holistic approach to treatment focuses on one's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.  

https://www.westpinesrecovery.org 

Jefferson Center For Mental Health

Jefferson Center provides mental health care and substance use treatment, suicide prevention, and wellness services. 

https://www.jcmh.org

LeanIn.Team

LeanIn.Team serves Jefferson County young adults ages 12 to 20 by making mental health resources accessible.  It is the goal of LeanIn.Team to normalize mental health therapy and break down the stigmas surrounding mental health.  The program started in Evergreen Colorado and served 507 individuals within the first year.