House of Hope is a Christian therapeutic school, home, and counseling center for hurting and troubled girls, ages 12-17 and their families. When there is a hurting teenage girl in a family, the entire family is affected and the entire family needs help.
We use the term hurting and troubled because the girls at House of Hope may have been in trouble (with the law, their parents, or their peers) but their actions stem from a deeper hurt that has not healed.
Since 1998, we have served approximately 253 families (around 715 people including girls, parents, step-parents, grandparents, and siblings) within a 60-mile radius of Clayton. We are able to serve 8 families at a time with our residential program and up to 20 families receiving non-residential services. Our goal is to help heal each family member and bring reconciliation to the family as a whole.
Loss of a parent
Cutting and self-injury
And other diagnosis
House of Hope Of NC
addresses such hurts as:
Parents are required to spend time with their daughter on approved weekly visits/passes for every program phase. Throughout the phases, both parents and teenager are involved in weekly counseling. Visitation and privileges are gradually increased so that we are consistently working toward our goal of reconciling the family.
We believe in "the trade" at House of Hope. Watch and find out what we mean.
Check out what 20 year of offering hope to our community looks like! Offering Hope, Changing Lives, and Restoring Families because YOU ARE WORTH IT!
But there IS Hope...
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion, bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:1-3.
I have had the pleasure of working here since 2006 and have been the Executive Director since 2008. My favorite part about working at House of Hope is seeing the moment something clicks for a girl of the family. That moment when she really knows that she is loved and WORTH IT! I love seeing a young woman get that spark in her eye and begin to step into who she really is. I love watching these families be able to forgive and gain new understanding of one another and to begin again. A little about me personally is that I love yoga and spending time with my husband and our miniature dachshund Oliver!
Professional Counseling MA
English with Professional Writing, BA
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I have worked for HOH since 2009 and I work here for two reasons: as a way to give back for all they did for us when we needed HOPE and I felt called to work in ministry. I feel I bring a unique perspective to the ministry. My journey with HOH began as a client in the out-patient then residential program prior to working for HOH. This allows me to speak to prospective clients with a personal level of my experience. I was born in Woodstock, Canada, lived in Guam for a period of time, and I love Crossfit and am a Masters Champion.
Director of Finance
Studied Business and Marketing
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Regina Hughes, LCMHC
Director of counseling
Professional Counseling MA
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I have been working at House of Hope since 2005 and I believe that the Lord led me to HOH and began to show me His heart for families. In Malachi 4 we read He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents. If there is one thing I know for sure - it is that His heart is for families. I am humbled to be a catalyst in the process of equipping and in the healing of families. I love bird watching and swimming laps!
Masters in Social Work
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I started at House of Hope in 2017 and what I love about this program is being able to see God not only work in the hearts of our girls, but also their families! I love being able to work with strong women who are all working towards the same goal of reconciliation. I love to practice yoga, watch practically anything on Bravo, and spend time with my husband and my German Shorthaired Pointer, Wilbur!
Danielle Sennert, LCMHC
counselor - EMDR Therapist
Marriage & Family Counseling MA
Multidisciplinary Studies, BS
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I have been working at House of Hope since 2012 and I love to work alongside families seeking healing and restoration through Christ. I have two dogs and in my spare time I enjoy roasting my own coffee beans!
Youth and Family Studies, BA
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I started at House of Hope in 2007 and spent almost 5 years as house staff before becoming the school supervisor. When I started as a house staff, I wanted to use my past experiences and heartaches to relate to the girls and help them through their difficult journey. While that is still the case, I continue to work here because I love the House of Hope family, and working here challenges me to always work on being a better version of myself. I love CrossFit, drinking coffee, watching football, and playing outside with my family which includes my awesome husband, two hilarious kids, and one crazy dog.
I have worked at House of Hope for almost a year. I work at House of Hope because I believe every girl deserves to be heard and every family needs the opportunity to strengthen their communication, awareness, and empathy. I graduated from Meredith college and I have a precious dog child named Boomer.
Social Work, BSW
I love working at House of Hope because I am able to mentor and shepherd girls who have experienced similar traumas as myself and to be a positive influence and encourager in their lives. I love yoga, coffee, running, and spending time on missions in Alaska. I first started at House of Hope as a volunteer and it has been such a blessing and adventure to transition to full time staff!
Business Admin, BS
I started at House of Hope in the beginning of 2021 as an intern and was recently hired as the House Assistant! My favorite part of working at House of Hope is watching how each girl is transformed through the program. The girls grow so much in confidence and faith and it is a joy to be a part of! I am graduating from NC State in May of 2021 and love reading, calligraphy, and spending time with my two cats.
Social Work, BSW
All of our staff is Red Cross First Aid and CPR certified and has successfully completed a Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention Verbal De-escalation Course.