St. Joseph’s Day

Hope Builders is proud to be a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Today, on St. Joseph’s Day, we honor our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and as we’ve done every day for 25 years, proudly live out their values as we serve the “dear neighbor” and move Orange…

An Interview With Shawna Smith

An Interview with Shawna Smith – 20+ years of changing lives

How long have you worked at Hope Builders? 22 years! I started in 1998 and assumed the role of Executive Director in 2008. What drew you to Hope Builders? The first time I walked into the Hope Builders lobby at 801 North Broadway in downtown Santa Ana I knew without speaking to a single person…


2020 Marks Hope Builders’ 25th Anniversary

This year marks Hope Builders’ 25th anniversary. Since 1995 Hope Builders has helped more than 6,000 young people move from poverty to prosperity. Join us in honoring this milestone by revisiting our founding by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange as the first feature in our anniversary series. Click here for a personal recounting…