ADELINE LUCAS FOUNDATION
"Standing Strong for All Women and Their Children"
A BIT MORE ABOUT US AND OUR FOUNDER
Adeline Lucas Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting women. Since our beginning in 2015, it's been our privilege to champion the wellbeing of women and their children every day, forging relationships and touching lives, through service and with our public health programs. Our efforts create ripples of positive change within our communities, as the women we support go on to give back to the people around them and in their communities. Dr. Hope L. Rivera Matthews, our founder and director, founded and named our organization in honor of her maternal grandmother. As a resident of South Florida, she strives to make a difference by providing support to homeless families in the community. Aside from founding our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Hope also volunteers and is a supporter of other charitable organizations that also serve Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. She has also developed programs that range from public health initiatives to provide food security to homeless families, combat childhood obesity and introduce technology to children living in the shelters around Palm Beach County. She also served as a member of the Western Communities Non-Congregate Shelter Neighborhood Oversight Panel for Belle Glade, Florida. Hope has an extensive educational background in Psychology, Research Methods and Psychiatry. Over an eleven-year time frame, she has published writings about homelessness, poverty, supporting marginalized communities, socioeconomic status, developed public health programs since 2018 and presented her research at conventions around the world. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mercer University, in Atlanta Georgia, her Master of Arts in Psychology, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, in Chicago Illinois, her Doctorate of Educational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, in Chicago Illinois and she will conclude her Master of Public Health at George Washington University, in Washington D.C., in the summer of 2024.
Shaping Our Future
Our Community Outreach program is transforming the day-to-day lives of women throughout our community. Many participants go on to get involved with our other programs as well as outside initiatives, creating an empowering chain of women helping women.
PROUDLY LED BY WOMEN OF COLOR
YOU MAY REACH US VIA EMAIL OR TEXT @ (561)628-6554. LANGUAGE INCLUSIVE (WE SPEAK ENGLISH & SPANISH) ASL INCLUSIVE BIPOC INCLUSIVE LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVE VETERAN AND MILITARY INCLUSIVE WE PROUDLY SUPPORT ALL MEMBERS OF THE DIASBLED COMMUNITY.