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.

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,…

Meet Eric Williams!

He’s our lead resident advisor and a long-time Home of Hope team member.  In fact, he’s been part of the Home of Hope family since 2005. Keep reading to learn more about Eric! (You can also watch Executive Director Maureen Kornowa interview Eric here.) What’s your role at…

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…

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.…

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…