Jonathan Spencer – Founder and President

Interview with Colorado Public Radio (CPR) – Jan. 02, 2020

Two of the board members from New Horizons House were featured on a segment of K-LOVE’s Closer Look series on 91.1 K-LOVE (KLDV FM). Closer Look is a 30-minute public affairs program that airs nationally on Sunday evenings. To listen to our interview with Kenny Noble Cortes,
click here.

Jonathan Spencer at Allegheny

The Times – India

Board Member – Tim Hillmer…

is also a writer and has published novels, short stories, and poetry in a wide variety of publications. He currently supervises student teachers through the University of Colorado-Boulder.


A New Horizon

Even now you travel to us,
Our daughters, our sisters,
Some faceless,
Some voiceless,
Some homeless;
You are ravaged warriors,
Your souls unbroken,
Your spirits resilient, fierce
As you march,
Pulled along
By the slender possibility of shelter.

Even now you travel to us
Through shadow country,
Your hopes laced with dreams
Of mango orchards, of a shaded road
Protected by sturdy fencing
And impenetrable brick,
Of a home where scarlet butterflies
Flicker across pure white tile,
Where bedrooms are safe-sealed
Behind doors of burnished teak.

No hand or hammer or hatred
Shall break this seal,
These vows we make to you,
Our lost daughters, our lost sisters
So far from home.

Even now you travel to us
Over rough paths which intersect
The way streams bleed
Into one river
Flowing south to Podu.

Even now you travel to us
And hold one another close,
Providing breath when needed,
Clinging hand to hand when necessary,
And thrusting your heads high
Above the drowning,
Above the roar.

And when you arrive,
Our lost daughters and sisters,
We shall wait with gifts
Of fresh mango
And garlands of rose and lily
And chrysanthemum.

We shall say
Please step inside
Into this sanctuary of light
Which is now yours.

And we shall know this to be true:
You were lost,
Our daughters, our sisters,
And you have been found
By following the beacon of your hearts
In unison
At last to home.


The Times – India