From the Executive Director

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
— Lao Tzu

Dear Friends of Hope for Opelousas, 

When we began HFO 7 years ago I remember Reggie Dupre, the President of our Board saying, “Starting an organization is like launching to the moon, the hardest part is the first 8 feet. You’ve got to overcome gravity.”

A work like HFO has so many different natural elements attempting to pull it down. Working with children living in poverty, hopelessness that plagues our people, raising funds for our operations annually, finding and keeping good staff.

With a growing waiting list of 75+ students, six dedicated staff members, 40+ involved families, and dozens of committed funders, we know that HFO has become an integral part of our community.

I hope the stories and statistics you read here will encourage and inspire you. Thanks for your partnership and continue to pray for our efforts.


To learn more about Loren read his bio here.