WOMEN OF HOPE INTERNATIONAL
Women of H.O.P.E. (WOH) is a Florida based non-profit that seeks to empower, develop and provide health education programs and services worldwide to underserved minority communities. In an effort to improve the quality of life for such communities, Women of H.O.P.E. ( Health Occupations Providing Education) gathers professional women in medicine to volunteer their time and expertise. Together these women provide communities in need with resources to gain better health care. Women of H.O.P.E. was the brain child of the late Ms. Lori Allen Jones. Jones was inspired to bring women in health professional fields together to discuss ways to motivate minority communities to develop healthier lifestyles.
Members of Women of H.O.P.E. value their faith and believe in the relationship between spiritual healing and spiritual health.
“The body is the temple that houses the Holy Spirit and when we abuse or neglect the temple we allow sickness and disease to break down a part of our foundation. The vision of this organization is to develop programs that promote health education and inspire minority communities to take charge of their health” – Paula Worts (Board Director)
Paula Anderson-Worts, WOH Board of Director, is a board-certified family physician and associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Other physicians that join her on the board include Michelle C. Powell, Tanya Milhomme Simmons Anita Petteway-Tyler, Heather McClymont, Corlette DeVeaux and Luzan Phillipotts.
Recently Women of H.O.P.E., under the direction of Paula Worts and other leading members, hosted the annual Women of H.O.P.E. 15th Anniversary Scholarship Luncheon to raise funds for college students. Seven scholarships of $1,000.00 were awarded to deserving high school seniors in South Florida by the organization. Some of the sponsors for the event included Milano Jewelers, Law Offices of Tanya Milhomme Simmons, Javanna Productions M.O.V.E. and the Florida based grocery chain, Publix. To learn more about Women of H.O.P.E. visit the organization’s website and Facebook page.