An Evening of Hope

In an effort to keep you safe, our community safe and the future of Peoria Home safe, we have once again moved our annual fundraiser to a virtual streaming event. Please join us to support Peoria Home and give our residents a second chance at life — because all women are born worthy!  All funds raised during the virtual fundraiser go directly to support Peoria Home’s resident program.

Event Details

An Evening of Hope brings to you the voices and stories of those supporting the efforts to make a difference in the lives of women survivors and are making change happen!   
  • DATE: Thursday, March 11, 2021

  • SHOW TIME: 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

  •  JOIN US early at 6:30pm to enjoy our musical guest.

CLICK HERE  to Join us LIVE!

(No registration required to attend)


Unable to attend and still want to give a women survivor a second chance?    DONATE HERE!

Emcee Duo

Fred & Ashley Northup

Fred and Ashley Northup have been supporting non-profit fundraisers together for over 10 years. Prior to joining Fred onstage, Ashley was a public school teacher. When off stage, Ashley teaches chair yoga at various senior centers. Fred is a nationally-recognized fundraising auctioneer, emcee, and comedy improviser. He hosts over 100 auctions each year for organizations across the country, raising over 20 million dollars a year. For 10 years, Fred performed as a company member of Seattle’s famed TheatreSports comedy improv group. When not entertaining the masses, Fred and Ashley can be found in Seattle, Washington entertaining their two children. Visit Fred online at and @FredNorthupJr.

Guest Speaker

Eli Zucker

Eli Zucker comes to Seattle by way of Michigan, where he has led immersive efforts throughout his career to uplift sustainable community dialogue. Today, Eli is the Director of Men’s Accountability with Seattle Against Slavery and Associate Faculty at the University of Washington School of Social Work. Eli holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Survivor Speaker

Jenn Hayes

Jenn has been clean, sober, and out of the life for over 29 years. She is able to pull from her own life experiences, good and bad, to support the women of Peoria Home. Jenn’s experiences provide the connection to show our residents that they are worthy of a better life. Jenn will share some of her story and what she has experienced in her mentorship role with the Peoria Home women survivors.

Peoria Home Updates

From Paula & Terri

Hear from Peoria Home Founder/Board President, Paula Newman-Skomski, and Executive Director Terri Inglis on the history and future of the program.

Musical Guest

Farshid Babazadeh

Farshid ‘s music is a fusion of Spanish Flamenco, Contemporary and New age classical guitar.  He has been performing in many local bistro’s, wine bars and receptions and his style of music is widely received by both young and older generations.  Most of his music is uniquely his own creation.

Thank you to our 2021 event sponsors:

Streaming Sponsor: 

Sustaining Sponsors:


Gayle Ossenkop-Faubion Family


Guardian Sponsors:

  • Eli Zucker: supporting our guest and survivor speakers
  • Farshid Babazadeah: supporting our evenings musical entertainment

Interested in supporting the Peoria Home mission with a sponsorship opportunity? Contact