Under the direction of Darcelle Burandt, LPC ( and founder), our Outreach Team works externally from the clinical/therapeutic program to raise awareness of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking through a variety of ways that include meetings with community leaders, civic groups, churches, schools and more. Additionally, our Outreach Team trains and works with volunteers, oversees donor relations, creates informational pieces about DMST and House of Hope, works with fundraisers, and manages grant applications to help fund our program.
Shelley Hendrix has been with House of Hope since the very beginning with Darcelle Burandt, LPC, Founder and Executive Director and Karin Larson, HSP and Operations Director.
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, and they serve House of Hope together facilitating therapy groups and life skills groups, and 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!
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.