About Rivers of Hope

Our History

Rivers of Hope is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that was founded in the summer of 1989 by a small group of citizens who were concerned about domestic violence in their local community.  By the mid-1990s, Rivers of Hope expanded from Sherburne County into Wright County and has grown to its current status as sole provider of adult community advocacy and support services for victims of domestic violence.  Rivers of Hope offers general and legal advocacy, education, support group, information, and referrals. In 1991, a youth program was added along with a criminal justice intervention program.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a diverse group of community members who are dedicated to the Rivers of Hope mission to end domestic violence in both Sherburne and Wright Counties.  The Board provides the necessary direction, structure, and strategy for the organization to thrive.  For more information about joining the Board of Directors or Advisory Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director.

Dino Buege - Express Employment Professionals

Stacy Doyle - Wright County Sheriff's Office

Neal Huemoeller - Wright County Probation

Gary Meyer - West Sherburne Tribune

Jenny Paripovich - Wright County Attorney's Office

Tanna Houlton - First National Bank of Elk River

Judy Johnson - Elk River School District #728

Elizabeth (Betsy) Larson - Assistant Wright County Attorney

Kevin Lin - Sherburne County Assistant Attorney

Trisha Mowry - Metal Craft

Michelle Anderson - MidWestOne Bank

Deborah Weston - Guardian Angels

Thomas Zachary - Zachary Consulting


Key Financial Supporters

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