Communities of Hope
Communities of Hope
"Compassion With Dignity"
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About Communities of Hope
Don and LeeAnn Fredricks live in Southern California. They have five children and nineteen grandchildren! 

Don is founding co-director of COH, and Up-Lift Aquaponics.  Before establishing COH, Don worked as a field representative and team leader for "Strategic World Impact" and worked as a Missions Director at Water of Life Community Church. Don received his BA in Elementary Education at Colorado Christian University (formerly Rockmont College). 

LeeAnn is serving COH as founding co-director and has experience serving other non-profits with her skills in admistration and accounting.
Key Concepts of "Compassion with Dignity":

  • The motivation for compassion is the heart of God- God is at work in our world!
  • Requires thoughtful consideration of the long-term impact of a project or intervention. 
  • Strives for sustainable, appropriate, cooperative and participatory, asset-based development.  
  • Is a creative and God-inspired response that matches the unique individual or community.
  • Reconciled relationships are produced and nurtured (Poverty Alleviation).
  • Values each individual as created in the image of God and loved by Him.
  • Both the giver and receiver are benefited from compassion with dignity. "Win-Win"
  • Timely in responding (boldly advance in faith when windows of opportunity are presented)
  • Self-awareness of our own poverty is a safe-guard against “God Complexes” that are toxic and hurtful.
  • A demonstration of Love reflects the heart of God and the proclamation of Hope reveals the heart of God! 
" Establishing Justice, Righteousness, and Peace."

Isa.  32: 16-18
The Founding Directors:
Communities of Hope ® 1333 Devore Rd, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Our Vision:

To see the church vitally alive and transforming the local community through restored relationships in every area of life. 

Our Mission:  

Communities of Hope is an international, faith-based, relief and development organization dedicated to assisting the church in bringing a message of Hope and a demonstration of Love to those who are oppressed or locked in the cycle of poverty.  Our projects focus on holistic community transformation through "compassion with dignity".