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.

Say hello to Ashley Turner!

Ashley is one of our residential advisors and is celebrating two years on our team. Get to know Ashley and what she loves about working at Home of Hope. How did you first hear about Home of Hope? I heard about Home of Hope through one of my…

Gwinnett Church is “FOR Home of Hope”

Talking about it is easy, but actions speak louder than words. What does it look like to truly serve? Rachel Spain is a part of Gwinnett Church, and if you live in Gwinnett County or the surrounding area, you’ve likely seen or heard their slogan, “FOR GWINNETT.” “As…

Say hi to Bridgette Fredrick!

Bridgette is our food service coordinator and keeps our guests well fed, ensuring mealtimes run smoothly. She’s been a big part of our team since 2009 — always willing to help out as needed  —  and she wouldn’t want to work anywhere else! For Bridgette, food is just…

Meet Michele Barbee!

Michele is our overnight residential advisor who keeps things running smoothly at night. Coming into her ninth year with Home of Hope, this bingo lover and grandmother of four has a passion for working with kids. It’s what drew her to Home of Hope in the first place.…

Serving from the heart – Anna Melkerson

During quarantine, many found themselves with more free time than ever. Anna Melkerson was one of those people. A flight attendant on voluntary furlough, she asked a long-time friend where she could volunteer. “She told me to call Samantha at Home of Hope, and I did, that day,”…

Meet Tika Murphy!

Meet our newest member of Home of Hope, Tika Murphy! Tika is our weekend overnight residential advisor. While she comes to us from the human services field, helping people runs through her blood. She first heard about Home of Hope from her mom, a social worker. “My mom…

Meet Tony Tanksley!

Meet Tony Tanksley! He’s our director of finance and is celebrating seven years on our team. Learn more about Tony and what he loves about working at Home of Hope. How did you first hear about Home of Hope? I heard about Home of Hope via Maureen Kornowa…