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Supporting the Upward Climb to Continued Economic Self-Sufficiency



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Families of Hope

Harford County Families of Hope logo

Families of Hope is a publicity campaign and fundraiser organized by The SUCCESS Project to build awareness about the many local families right here in Harford County struggling to realize the American Dream.

With the help of a variety of churches, agencies and support organizations, not to mention mentoring from private parties, these individuals are working hard to achieve or regain economic self-sufficiency.

Because they continue to work towards and are hitting their goals, they serve as a Beacon of Hope for others. So for that, and for their personal efforts, we want to celebrate and support them and that's what this event is all about.

Find out how to nominate yourself or others for the 2019 Families of Hope campaign!
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Milly Conklin - the 2019 Beacon of Hope

A learning disability caused Milly to struggle with academics so she did not have a chance to earn a high school diploma. At age 54 she went back to school and earned her GED; but that was only the beginning.2

Read the rest of her inspirational story here.

Why Be Part of The Families of Hope?

The 2017-2018 Families of Hope Campaign

There were nine nominees for the 2017-2018 Family of Hope Campaign.

Read their stories (pdf)

Rebecca Svoboda was named the Beacon of Hope for 2018 at the Celebration of Hope, held November 3, 2017.

Check out pictures from the 2017 Celebration of Hope.


Read about the 2016-2017 Families of Hope Campaign