Two nonprofits merge to double their humanitarian efforts

Chris Close, chair of the Rancho Damacitas board, and Scott Treadway, president of Community Mission of Hope, sign an agreement to merge the nonprofits. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services and Community Mission of Hope merged into a single nonprofit to maximize their impact on local communities. With similar mission statements and long-term visions, it made sense to combine forces to better support the targeted populations each were individually serving.Rancho Damacitas, which was founded in 1983, owns and operates the 12-acre Empowerment Village in Temecula. The community of single mothers and children leads the women through an extensive two-year program, learning to take care of themselves and their children. The long-term goal is to keep the children out of the foster care program and with their mothers who are taught how to be self-sufficient.“There are many wonderful nonprofits in our community, but combining th
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