About Us



Haven of Hope is a non-profit volunteer-driven, faith-based support program for inmates recently released from incarceration.

Our mission is to minister to women whose lives have been devastated by crime, drugs, and alcohol in order to help them get on their feet during the critical time following their release from prison. Through our programs, we hope to help former prisoners productively assimilate back into society as they become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.We achieve this by providing food, shelter, employment opportunities, life-skills training, and short term Christian housing for those recently released from prison through our one year program.Our ministry hopes to be an outlet for local churches and their members to serve and live out what it means to be passionate followers of Jesus.


The Haven of Hope is a Not-for-Profit Corporation, formed under the laws of the State of Florida, is qualified as a 501(c)(3) corporation with the IRS and complies with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services rules and regulations.

Board of Directors
Janet Smith, President
Joy Dunn, Vice President
Nicki Kaukonnen, Secretary
Edie Seawald, Board Member


Because our foundation is a Christ-center, nonprofit organization, we rely on individuals, churches and organizations to support the functioning of our ministry instead of the government.  We are always looking for passionate individuals to partner with us in any capacity.