Stories of Hope

Real life stories of our shared efforts to move young families out of the cycle of homelessness and hopelessness in Gwinnett County.

To a Home of Their Own

Housing insecurity. It’s not as distant as you think. If circumstances were different, you could easily find yourself facing homelessness. That’s why Monica Pappas supports Home of Hope through volunteering for Sip & Swine. “I was a single mom for quite a few years. I had to learn…

A Cheesehead and Some Barbecue

It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference. Sometimes, it only takes one weekend. That’s how volunteer and barbecue judge Dave Castona feels about Home of Hope’s Sip & Swine fundraiser. Castona got involved with Sip & Swine on a whim. At the time, he was traveling…

2022 Annual Report

We're so proud of all we've accomplished together this year! Your giving and support has made a world of difference in the lives of women and children here in Gwinnett, and we thank you for standing by us and our mission. Check out this year's annual report to…

Meet Brand Morgan!

Have you met Brand Morgan? A long-time board member and a board chair for 10 years, he’s a familiar face here at Home of Hope. Brand was the board chair responsible for hiring current Executive Director Maureen Kornowa. Brand and his wife Jennifer were also instrumental in helping…

Giving home and hope in Gwinnett County

How Home of Hope celebrates its history and moves toward a changing future It was a tall order.  After 26 years of serving the community, Gwinnett Children’s Shelter wasn’t just changing roles. It was changing leaders, too. “I came here through God-ordered steps, for sure,” said Maureen Kornowa,…

Sharing hope, one mom at a time

For Ruth Davis, it all started with a giant birthday bash.  When she heard about Home of Hope through a golf friend, Ruth decided it sounded like a great way to celebrate and give back. “At our milestone birthday party, my friends and I decided to have Home…