• a Unique therapeutic program in a home like environment

    House of Hope exists to RENEW, RESTORE & RELEASE minor females in Georgia who have been freed out of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and to fight the factors that allow trafficking to thrive. 

    House of Hope is a 501(c)3 faith-based therapeutic safe house with a 12 month program - a place of refuge and recovery - for girls traumatized by sex trafficking or are at risk for becoming sex trafficking victims. 

    Learn more here

  • hope changes everything for survivors of trauma

    House of Hope was founded in 2018 (scroll down to read more about our founder) and opened our doors in November of that same year. Since opening, we have seen:

    • 3 girls earn their GED's
    • 1 girl earn her high school diploma
    • 1 girl enter college
    • 1 girl complete her parenting training
    • 8 girls have graduated the House of Hope program
  • Here we grow again with an independent living program!

    The ultimate goal is to see these young women released into a life a freedom and fulfillment. House of Hope's Independent Living Program allows us to work with young women age 18+ who need the services we provide in order to enjoy success and not return to victimization in the sex industry.

    Learn more about our Independent Living Program here

Our Founder

Darcelle Burandt, LPC

Executive Director

Printable Bio

• 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

Several years ago, I 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 and our friends and partners throughout the US and beyond!