Meet Ashley Turner: Giving Hope to Moms in Need.

We recently sat down with Ashley Turner, a Case Manager and RA for Home of Hope. She joined our team during the pandemic and has been passionately caring for our moms for almost four years! Ashley is a vital part of our team and makes our days a little better. Read her story below.

Tell us about you…

I had a baby girl last May. She is honestly my world, and I can’t imagine my life without her. A week after she was born, we added a puppy to our family and her name is Ella.

“I also cannot imagine my life without her; she is such a joy. Also, I volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club in Winder. I love working with the kids but most of all the teens in the teen center.”

How did you hear about Home of Hope?

“I first heard about Home of Hope in 2019; my best friend was working here at the time. We both were in college pursuing our Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and we graduated in May of 2020.

“I wanted to work in my field in some way, but I didn’t know where to start. A PRN position was open at Home of Hope, I was hired, and the rest was history.”

What’s your day-to-day like? 

“Here at Home of Hope, I’m both a Case Manager and Residential Advisor. Case Manager-wise my day could consist of scheduling interviews for potential residents, conducting those interviews or having case meetings with clients who are already enrolled in our program and helping guide them in any way possible. 

“Residential Advisor-wise, I could be doing anything to add to the program – making things run smoother and just being a listening ear sometimes for the moms.”

What difference have you seen Home of Hope make?

“I’ve seen Home of Hope give these moms a new sense of confidence. 

“These moms come here wanting a fresh start and wanting to be better for their child or children, and all the team and I do is give them affirmations. To others, this may be small, but to us, it is truly amazing – and to them, it means the world.”

What’s a story from Home of Hope that’s stuck with you? 

“One of the most recent ones is Sara’s story with her two boys. When she first came here, I was just starting off with Case Management; she was one of my first clients.

“I truly cannot believe how far she has come, and it feels weird knowing that I had a little something to do with the woman she has become. She has come so far with herself and I tell her every chance that I get. I am so proud of her.”