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Restoring our Youth by Turning Trauma into Triumph for Female Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia.



House of Hope is a 501(c)3 faith-based therapeutic Maximum Watchful Oversight (MWO) safe house with a 12 month program - a place of refuge and recovery - for girls traumatized by sex trafficking or are at risk for becoming sex trafficking victims. 

House of Hope is licensed by the State of Georgia as a CCI (Child-Caring Institute) and is both a MWO (Maximum Watchful Oversight) designation by OPM and a DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) designation by Georgia Cares and the CJCC (Criminal Justice Coordinating Counsel). HOH is willing to work with placing agencies to utilize our 11 therapeutic beds.

Our operations/program team is made up of mental health professionals, teachers, mentors and volunteers who work with the girls in our program to provide safety, security and trauma-informed care that is vital to working with minors who have been designated as CSEC victims in the State of Georgia.




Yoshi Jones, Executive Director

Karisa Pearsey, Director

Hannah Brown, HSP, Case Manager

Diane Davis, Virtual Teacher

Dr. Kim Gallogly, Nurse Practitioner

House Parents/Life Coaches

Darcelle Burandt, MA, LPC

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House of Hope was founded in 2017 and opened in 2018 by a small group of concerned citizens in Glynn County under the leadership and vision of Darcelle Burandt. We are eternally grateful for the immeasurable investment Darcelle and her family made in HOH's earliest days.



SWAHT: Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking

Shelley Hendrix, Coastline Design, Communications & Marketing

Centered for Life, Inc.

The Remedy Project, Inc.

Faithful Love, Inc.

Yoshi Jones, CEO

Shugella Weaver-Thomas, CFO

Anna Cabeca, DO, Board Member

Kamau Dickerson Sr., Board Member

Wellspring Living, Advisor

Susan Norris, Advisor

Gil Nellis, Advisor

Deb Thompson, Advisor

The Georgia Coalition to Combat Trafficking, Advisor

Board of Directors

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Yoshi Jones

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Shugella Weaver-Thomas

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Kamau Dickerson, Sr.


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