Our Founder

Darcelle Burandt, LPC

Executive Director

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• Undergrad in Communications from Kent State University

• Master’s Degree in Family & Consumer Science (Life Skills) from Akron University

• Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

• Licensed Professional Counselor

• Trained in Trauma work with Pia Mellody and Dr. Rick Butts

• Trained in Christian Healing Prayer from Christian Healing Ministries

• Trained and mentored for 12 years with Debby Temmer and Centered For Life, a counseling center located in Glynn County, GA

• EMDR Therapy trained under Dr. Neil Schulenburg


Ten years ago, I first began to sense a calling to become a part of the solution to this ongoing and overwhelming issue facing us in our generation. It is with both a broken heart and great joy that I present to you the House of Hope – a residential program with curriculum designed to integrate mind, body and spirit that will rescue, renew and restore the lives of these precious girls, offering them a future filled with hope.


House of Hope is a dream and a calling that is now a reality thanks to the generosity of family, friends, and this amazing community in the Golden Isles of Coastal Georgia!