Doris Hood is a native New Yorker and most lovingly known as “Hoodie”, she is the mother of nine (9) children, children that she gave birth to that is, but she is the mother to many, many more. Despite having a house full of children, her door was always open to all of the neighborhood children as well. This was evidenced one day when a community mother was looking for her child, a friend of one of her children, came to her home looking for her son. The mother was told that her child was not there. Little did Hoodie know that the child had in fact snuck into the house and was hiding in the basement not wanting to go home, mainly due to that child feeling safe, engaged and nurtured in the past by Hoodie.
Honor is born out of a desire to serve humanity and community. So it is with this attitude of service and a desire to aid our youth, young adults and community, through individual and corporate financial sponsorships, donations, partnerships and volunteers, that Jeffrey A. Hood, Founder, and a committed Board of Directors, assist Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth in the realization of its mission. This non-profit charitable organization seeks to offer the necessary support to enhance the lives of youth and young adults that reside within the underserved region of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and on occasion, New York and Missouri communities.
The goal of the Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth is to provide educational, programmatic, and structured support to youth housed within underserved communities, while aiding them in improving their decision-making skills and preparing them for a successful future, thus enhancing the quality of their lives and allowing them to make positive contributions to society. Additionally, it is the goal of our organization to reduce homelessness, hunger, and youth related dropout rates.