Our Mission

The mission of Homes of Hope for Children is to serve children in crisis throughout Mississippi by providing strong, Christian homes to every child that lives on campus while ensuring that each child is loved unconditionally and has their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs met.


Children We Serve

Our children come from a variety of economic and ethnic backrounds. Often, they have experienced harmful situations and diverse family structures. Many of our children come from courageous families who simply seek the best for their children. Due to our belief in keeping siblings together, we serve both boys and girls ages 4-18 years of age.

Children come to us from one of two ways. We receive referrals by the state, private referrals from community partners and from families themselves. The children that come to Homes of Hope for Children are not here because of any wrongdoing on their part but because of their circumstance in life.

We have a full-time licensed counselor on our campus to provide services to the children and their families. Some children may stay with us for a few months, others a few years. According to statistics in the related foster care system, we can expect about 25% of the children who come to live with us to remain in our care until they graduate high school. One of our services is working with the children and their families through counseling, with the ultimate goal of uniting the traditional family togther when at all possible and only when it is best for the children.

 
Homes of Hope for Children Administrative Staff
 
Dr. Michael Garrett
Executive Director

Melissa Litke
Director

Julia Sandhaus
Counselor


Board of Directors

JEFF SIMS
Partner - Safari Timberlands, LLC
• Board President •

ALLEN HUTTO
Nurse - Hattiesburg Clinic
• Board Vice-President


JONATHAN DUHON
Chief Financial Officer - Jones Companies

Board Treasurer

DR. FRANCES A. KARNES
Founder / Director of the Gifted Center
University Professor for the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

DAN ELLZEY
Vice President of Operations, Pinebelt Oil Company

TINA H. FLANAGAN
Retired Administrator, Jones County Junior College

MIMI LOWREY
Homemaker

KELLY T. LOWERY
Public Relations, Marketing & Design Manager - Mac's Construction & JHM of Hattiesburg


SHARON RICE

Vice President, Pine Belt Area Cordinator/Mortgage Loan Officer - BancorpSouth Mortgage