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We need paper towels. — We also need some more vinegar, chlorox wipes, spray and wipe or equivalent, and bleach – this is good to run through the washing machines now and then. — We are completely out of fabric softener and dryer sheets as well.  —


Angel McDonald
Angel has been with Mother’s Refuge since 2002. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. As Executive Director, Angel writes and submits grants and oversees the implementation of all programs. Her expertise in grant writing, speaking and her compassion for youth are a great asset for the organization.
Julie Johnson, BS
Case Manager
Julie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Missouri State University in Joplin, Missouri. She joined our staff in 2009. She provides individualized strengths-bases case management for our residents.Julie assists each young woman with planning her educational and parenting goals. Her objective is to challenge each resident to make thoughtful and wise decisions for themselves and their babies. Julie is a dedicated case manager, passionate about helping pregnant, young women improve their lives and achieve success.
Kimberlee Peppers
Program Manager
Kimberlee earned her degree from Southwest Baptist University. She first started working at Mother’s Refuge after graduation. She served for several years as case manager. She left to serve with two other child caring organizations, with her husband, as live-in house parents and managers. She returned to our staff in August 2014 as Program Manager.
Hope Ortego
Events and Volunteer Coordinator
Hope earned her Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She comes to us from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she served as the Director of the Volunteer Department at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. She has several years of experience with social media marketing, volunteer recruitment, and event planning. When she's not coordinating volunteers, she loves watching sports and reading.
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