Serving since 2020
Yoshi brings decades of experience (both personally and professionally) to this field with over 20 years experience working in group homes for children and with female survivors of sex trafficking.
Yoshi became House of Hope's CEO and Executive Director in 2022 and we have seen incredible growth as an organization under her leadership. As she observed a need for sisterhood in the "House of Hope girls" following the completion of their recovery program, and after prayer, meditation, and conversation, the vision of the NU IOTA ALPHA sorority originated from Yoshi’s brilliant & creative mind.
Yoshi has utilized her skills, education, and passion to create a safe environment for women to become empowered - both at House of Hope and now through Nu Iota Alpha. She is dedicated to teaching women of all ages how to pursue their purpose by connecting to their queenship through sisterhood. She educates, empowers, elevates, and daily establishes women from all backgrounds.
Yoshi is more than just a founder and leader; she is a woman who founded herself and lives to lead others to find their passion and purpose.
Serving since January 2022.
Karisa oversees the daily operations in direct care services of the girls in our program. She is responsible for the daily care and supervision of program residents. She partners with the therapeutic, educational, and life skills staff to meet organizational goals and individual participant goals
Karisa brings extensive experience in the group home setting and excellence in her professional leadership of our direct care staff.
Human Services Provider - Case Manager
The House of Hope Social Worker (HSP) is responsible for ensuring that the educational, medical, emotional, and social needs of the girls are met and is also responsible for providing and/or coordinating ancillary and social services for the child.
The Social Worker (HSP) takes and screens program referrals by phone, sends intake packets to referrals, maintains feedback and ongoing communication with clients, guardians, and service providers, schedules and may accompany clients to appointments and other obligations.
Social Worker (HSP) contributes to the clinical needs and provides individual and group therapy to assigned cases. Social Worker (HSP) is also responsible for contributing to the program structure and maintaining clinical records according to industry standards.
In her own words:
When I turned 15, I was more excited about starting volunteer work than earning my Drivers Permit. My senior year of high school I volunteered to decorate and collect clothing for House of Hope before they opened their doors to the public. While in college I worked with high-risk children teaching Emotional and Social Development and later went onto becoming a Victim Advocate at the Hall County Courthouse. Spring of 2022, I graduated from Brenau University's Women's College with my Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Legal Studies and specialization in advocacy. In July 2022, I began working for House of Hope as their Child Advocate and Human Service Professional (HSP). My entire life I have been drawn to this line of work, it is something my family and friends never quite understood about me but have come to accept and support my passion for helping others. I have dedicated the majority of my youth and young adult years to be in the field I am today and have found immense purpose at House of Hope. Every day I come to work curious about what I can learn next and what I can do to make a difference in our community.
Dr. Kim Hudson-Gallogly, PHD, WHNP, CNE
Dr. Kim Hudson-Gallogly, PHD, WHNP, CNE has been a nurse/educator for over 30 years and a women’s health nurse practitioner for over 25 years. She has had a long and productive career in caring for teens and women here and abroad.
Several years ago, she felt called to serve HOH where she has been joyfully serving as the health educator/nurse practitioner. She is a recently retired Assistant Professor with Georgia Southern University and a presenter for human sex trafficking across the southeast.
Educators and House Parents
Our wonderful support staff
We are truly fortunate to have such an amazing team of caring adults working with our residents towards their healing and empowerment!
All of our staff members are trained in DMST/CSEC education and are certified as life coaches to be well-equipped to come alongside the girls in our care. Our staff helps them reach their own goals as they work to overcome the traumas of their past and towards a triumphant future.