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About Us

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Our mission at Hope Circle is to aid in assuring no one goes hungry and is without community resources.


Our Vision

Our goal is to be a necessary liaison within our community, focused on the needs of our low income seniors, low income families, domestic violence survivors and children.

Our Mission

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Meet our FOUNDER

Nori Allen has been an IDD (Intellectually Disabilities) Nurse and advocate for over five years fighting for equal right of the IDD community. Nori founded Hope Circle in 2019 with a vision to aid in ending food insecurities for seniors and low income families. Nori also added to her list of initiatives, finding available resources for survivors of domestic violence. 


Nori has dedicated her life to caring for her family and being an advocate to the issues that plague her community. 

Nori Allen

Vice President

Marlon Patterson

Marlon Patterson, a Bay Area native, is an experienced community leader. Driven by his love for his family and volunteer work, his previous experience includes coaching sports youth teams and participating annually in his local American Cancer Society’s breast cancer fundraiser. He has enjoyed making an impact in the community during his duration as a board member with Hope Circle, Inc. He plans to further his reach by continuing his passion for contributing to better his community through his work for low-income families, children, and survivors of domestic abuse.

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Director of Operations 

Dr. James Vaughn

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Director Of Community Outreach

Jacqueline Brown

Jacqueline Brown is an experienced Behavioral Health administrator, with over 25 years of experience. During her career she has served in roles where she has worked with autistic adults with behavioral issues, including Supervisor Coordinator with Family Resource Development Agency (FRDA) in San Bruno, California; Residential Manager and Educational Instructor with Clausen House in Oakland, California; and has served in similar roles with the Department of Rehabilitation in Oakland and The ARC of Alameda County in San Leandro. A New Jersey native, she holds Bachelor degrees in Human Development (Adult Development specialty) and Sociology from California State University – East Bay. She also completed work as part of the Masters of Education – Oakland Partnership program. In her free time, she enjoys a night out at the theater, visiting a good art exhibit, sewing, or quiet time meditating or engaging in yoga.

Officer-Head Of Volunteer Services

Barbara Patterson

Barbara Patterson has been an active member of her Bay Area community since moving from her home state of Texas over fifty years ago. A mother of two boys and grandmother to eight, she loves working with children. Previously a preschool teacher, she currently works as a school crossing guard for the city of Pittsburg and has volunteered her services at her local elementary school. As a member of her church community, she is currently the Secretary for the Olivet Baptist Church of San Francisco as well as the Vice President of their Senior Women’s Ministry. She is glad to continue her passion for volunteer work across San Joaquin as the Head of Volunteer services with Hope Circle Non Profit. 

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OUR Values

• To acknowledge diversity • To share in community partnership • To be an advocate for our community

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