• shelley hendrix, outreach director

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    Shelley Hendrix has been with House of Hope since the very beginning with Darcelle Burandt, LPC, Founder and Executive Director and Karin Larson, HSP.

    As the Outreach Director, Shelley oversees the volunteer team, grants team, donor relations, and all external operations that enable the clinical and program staff to operate freely—making it possible for the residents at House of Hope to get the attention and care they need—and deserve!


    Shelley is an author, public speaker, life coach, content creator and editor for several non-profits, private clients, and local small businesses in The Golden Isles. She  hosted a Television Talk Show while living in Atlanta (before moving to St. Simons in 2014) and has been featured on national television and many online platforms, helping people enjoy better relationships at work, home and in their communities.


    Shelley is honored to be married to her best friend, Stephen Hendrix, LPC, CADC II. The Hendrixes enjoy speaking and teaching both in their local community and beyond. They have two grown daughters, a teenage son, and are loving life now as grandparents as well!

    Printable Bio Here: Shelley Hendrix


  • lindsey crawford, development coordinator

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    I love being Development Coordinator for House of Hope- I get to spend time with our resilient residents and watch their journey towards healing after experiencing the unthinkable. While hearing their stories can be painful, it's a privilege to be a part of the solution. Watching our community come together to help these girls has been incredible, and I feel honored for the opportunity to thank people for being the best version of their generous selves. 

  • bonnie Gross, grants manager

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    Originally from the beautiful New England area, Bonnie has semi-retired to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Previously a national sales and marketing rep for 20 years, her love of ministry and serving the Lord led her to House of Hope. Writing grants, supporting our fundraising team and building relationships within our community are some of the ways that Bonnie helps to ensure the program has the needed resources to provide what is necessary to effectively minister to the residents in our care. Bonnie is married to her best friend with whom she enjoys boating, walking on the beach, antique bottle shopping and spoiling their 7 precious grandchildren who keep her on her toes and bursting with joy.