WHO WE ARE
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
Jylah Patterson, Executive Administrative Assistant
Keandra Cash, HSP
Hannah Brown, HSP, Case Manager
Diane Davis, Virtual Teacher
Dr. Kim Gallogly, Nurse Practitioner
House Parents/Life Coaches
Darcelle Burandt, MA, LPC
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.
BOARD MEMBERS & ADVISORS
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
Serena Fox, Secretary
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
Kamau Dickerson, Sr.