September Meeting

Lisa Steven has more than 25 years of experience working with teen moms.  In 2003, she co-founded Hope House of Colorado and has served as the Executive Director ever since.  Under Lisa’s leadership,  Hope House has reached new levels and growth that, with a budget of over $1.6 million, puts the organization in the top 10 percent of nonprofits in the United States. Under her leadership,  Hope House also received the Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Organization in Colorado in 2015 and was named the Arvada Nonprofit Organization of the Year in 2018.  Lisa is also a co-founder of the Colorado Teen Parent Collaborative and is active with the Denver Women’s Leadership Forum.  In 2013, Lisa was named the Arvada Woman of the Year for her contributions to the community.  Lisa co-authored the Teen MOPS Handbook and worked with MOPS International on their strategic plan for expanding the ministry of Teen MOPS.  A former teen mom, Lisa is committed to empowering teen moms in her community and across the world.

Hope House is metro-Denver’s only resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms, including Residential, High School & GED and College & Career Programs. Additional supportive services include parenting and healthy relationships classes, an Early Learning Program, health and wellness, financial literacy and personal growth classes as well as certified counseling, all designed to prepare them for long-term independence. Hope House relies on numerous volunteers and local business partnerships to accomplish its mission.