Sandy & Barbara Woodside
Sandy and Barbara Woodside have made serving others a lifetime priority. While both Sandy and Barbara worked hard to have a home and raise their children in the Bay Area, they also remained dedicated to helping others and stayed actively involved in various church ministries.
Several years ago Sandy and Barbara felt led to focus their time and efforts on the homeless in their area. They became totally convicted after studying David Platt’s book, “Radical Together.” Something needed to be done now and God was calling them to do it.
As Sandy and Barbara began their journey to be more involved with the homeless, it was apparent that many of these individuals were also burdened with addictions to drugs and alcohol. It broke Sandy and Barbara’s hearts to see so many complete recovery programs, only to fall back into old habits because they had no safe place to go and start their newly found sober lives.
Successful transition in a structured Christian sober living home, a proven model - that was it. Sandy and Barbara had found their ministry with the homeless – opening New Hope Home.
Macy & Melody Bechard
Janet moved to Amador County in 2001. The next six years Janet and her husband Gary fostered several children, then provided care for an elderly parent.
Janet joined the ministry of New Hope Home in 2018. Being part of a team that helps provide a safe and loving environment for women is her goal. Janet came alongside Barbara and Melody to use the gift of serving and organization that God gave her.
Firmly believing God has created New Hope Home and that He has invited us to be a part of His story. With each new day we see how He loves, values and provides for these women who are taking the next steps of recovery from addictions.
Tammy Jo Spiva
I am truly blessed and honored that the Lord has chosen me to be the housemother here at New Hope Home.
The Lord has made a way to use my experience with the addictive strongholds in my life, not just with myself but with my loved ones as well, to create a ministry that I believe is changing lives in miraculous ways. Romans 5: 3-5 says;
And not only so: but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worth patience; and patience, experience; and experience hope; and hope taketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which was given unto us.
It is my goal to continue to help in the nurturing and teaching process in guiding women to a more godly, sober, happier, joyful, peaceful, restful, and successful life for themselves and for their families. In the couple of years that I have had the privilege of being here at New Hope Home I have realized that helping women focus on themselves and their relationship with Christ is the key to having strong relationships and a firm foundation that they can build on.
Macy and Melody Bechard share a lifetime of living and learning with an open heart.
Their first ministry together was serving refugees, teaching English as a second language and citizenship classes.
God used this experience to bring them to their next calling, the homeless. Soon through their church they became involved in a wonderful program called "Room in the Inn" serving so many that had lost their jobs, their homes and families. Often these losses were due to addictions.
Melody could relate to these individuals as she, too, knew first hand what it was like to struggle with alcoholism. It is only by the the grace of God that He removed it from her life. Unfortunately, a close family member lost his battle.
It was this final blow that moved Macy and Melody to step out in faith and join the Woodside's to open New Hope Home together.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God" 2 Corinthians 1:3-4