Valley Hope is committed to providing proven, high quality treatment for individuals with substance use disorder and their families. Our multi-disciplinary team works together to treat the whole person–mind, body and spirit. Our approach is rooted in evidenced based practices and treating each person with compassion and respect.
Valley Hope is built on the belief that addiction is a treatable disease. With proven therapies and tools, persons whose lives are disrupted by addiction can sustain long-term recovery and find a new way of life.
Valley Hope recognizes that every person is unique. Our treatment plans are individualized ensuring that each person recieves the help they need. Patient success is defined by abstinence and overall increased life satisfaction. We offer support for family members who have been impacted by addiction and recognize the importance of healing the entire family. Addiction may never go away, but together we can offer hope and change lives one person at a time.
Valley Hope Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization under the IRS Code (EIN 48-1236586). The organization accepts a variety of gifts as donations for endowment, capital initiatives and for programs to benefit the institution, including, but not limited to:
We encourage you to discuss these gift-giving options with your adviser, accountant and/or attorney and select the most effective way for you to make a gift to Valley Hope Foundation. Current gifts can be pledged up to a five-year period.
Valley Hope seeks to invest more than $15 million into treatment scholarships, program enhancements, equipment, renovation and construction projects as part of the BUILDING HOPE Comprehensive Campaign.
Valley Hope seeks current and deferred gifts to assist patients who otherwise are unable to afford treatment.
Valley Hope residential treatment facilities require significant renovation and expansion – specifically in the area of detox services. The current opiate epidemic continues unabated and requires Valley Hope to expand its detox centers at its residential treatment facilities.
Thanks to the vision and generosity of many since 2000, Valley Hope Foundation has built an endowment of $4 million. Named endowed funds may be established at Valley Hope Foundation or gifts may be made to the General Endowed Fund. Current and deferred gifts can be made for endowment purposes. Treatment scholarships, equipment and recovery programs can be funded by your endowed funds.
Gonzalo Ardavin, Gilbert, AZ
Scott Bahe, Gothenburg, NE
Pat George, CEO/President, VHA (Chairman)
Steve Knuth, Holdrege, NE
Tom Lolley, Denver, CO
Dr. Jolene Nichols, VP of Clinical Services, VHA
Megan O’Connor, Director of Development
Amanda Rawson, Major Gifts Coordinator
Joe Sims, Overland Park, KS
Ryan Stover, Director of Operations, VHA
Jeff Wheeler, Colorado Springs, CO
Christopher Wilkens, Interim Director of Administration, VHA
785-202-1358 – Cell
785-877-5111 – Office
Megan is responsible for fundraising activities including the BUILDING HOPE CAMPAIGN, Annual Fund Drive, major gift solicitations, special events and stewardship. After earning a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from Oregon State University, Megan began her career as an event planner in the hotel/hospitality industry. She joined Valley Hope in 2003 and was certified as a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Kansas. In 2005, Megan was promoted to her current position where her efforts have helped countless patients and their families get the treatment they need. Megan obtained a Fundraising Management Certificate from The School of Philanthropy, University of Indiana.
785-202-1222 – Cell
785-877-5111 – Office
Amanda is responsible for managing a portfolio of prospective donors and grantors. She has worked in the Foundation office in an administrative role since early 2016. She is currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Amanda has been with Valley Hope since 2012 and transferred into the Foundation from a longtime position assisting the Valley Hope Information Services Department.
785.877.5111 – Office
Kortney is responsible for assisting the Foundation staff, Hope Builder Boards and special events as well as managing administrative tasks. Kortney has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Emporia State University. She comes to Valley Hope from an established career in child welfare.
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