According to the Book of Joshua (in the Bible), Rahab was a woman who lived in Jericho in the "Promised Land" and assisted the Israelites in capturing the city by hiding two men in her home who had been sent to scout the city prior to taking over the land miraculously. In the New Testament, she is admired both as an example of one who lived by faith, and as someone "considered righteous" for her works. Rahab's actions stemmed from knowledge of God's power and faithfulness to the Israelites and required great faith and courage.
Preshuis Williams (Founder) chose the name Rahab's Hope after praying and seeking the LORD about whether she should step out in faith on her desire to launch a charity to provide transitional housing. In hopes to receive guidance, she turned to the bible and it opened up to the story of Rahab. Rahab's story inspired her because she recognized the faith of this woman who provided temporary shelter for the Israelites in need. From that point, Preshuis was determined to include Rahab in the name of the organization.
The establishment of Rahab’s Hope began with an earnest desire to see those living in poverty experience greater abundance. Founded in 2016 by Preshuis Williams, Rahab’s Hope began its service with a mission to provide individuals temporary housing and employment services to pave the way from homelessness to self-sufficient living. In 2017, during the startup phase of the transitional housing program, Preshuis Williams was introduced to a homeless family - single mother with five children. Despite the plans for transitional housing, the board recognized an opportunity to immediately support a family in crucial need of financial support, therefore we provided rental and utility assistance for three months. From that point, Rahab’s Hope was awakened to an alternate option of providing housing through rental assistance services.
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Preshuis Williams is the Founder and President of Rahab’s Hope. Since founding the non-profit in 2016, she has served the organization within several roles including program development and management, client services, fundraising and board leadership. Through her countless volunteer hours and dedication, she has sustained the organizati
Preshuis Williams is the Founder and President of Rahab’s Hope. Since founding the non-profit in 2016, she has served the organization within several roles including program development and management, client services, fundraising and board leadership. Through her countless volunteer hours and dedication, she has sustained the organization and led Rahab’s Hope through consist financial growth, program success, and community outreach through care packages, financial assistance, and community resource support. During her role with Rahab’s Hope she has received training and education through written materials and in-person training related to leadership, board development/management and poverty. Preshuis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Information Management and worked full-time as a Senior Healthcare IT Specialist for 9.5 years, receiving two promotions and team recognition. Throughout her career, Preshuis has served in leadership by assisting in the training of new employees, and leading projects and initiatives that resulted in greater efficiency. Aside, from her career, her involvement within the community has revolved around support of those who experience homelessness and food insecurity since an early age. It has become her passion to seek solutions to support vulnerable communities to become stable and exit homelessness and poverty.
Hailey graduated from Montclair State University in 2017 with her BA in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Human Services. Since graduating, Hailey has served in various roles within the field including Care Management for youth in crisis, and serving in her current role providing information, referrals, and advocacy to the
Hailey graduated from Montclair State University in 2017 with her BA in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Human Services. Since graduating, Hailey has served in various roles within the field including Care Management for youth in crisis, and serving in her current role providing information, referrals, and advocacy to the residents of Montgomery County, PA. Hailey is passionate about helping those who are experiencing hardship to navigate resources, overcome barriers, and gain access to the services and supports they need to thrive. Hailey is an alumnus of an Emerging Leaders program through Montgomery County in which she was able to develop skills to lead a group, organize and facilitate meetings along with documenting the progress of the group. Aside from her professional service, Hailey enjoys serving as a worship leader and life group leader at her church. Hailey is excited to be able to extend her service as a board member to help Rahab's Hope serve the community and keep people in their homes.
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