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House of Hope was birthed out of the tremendous need to help young girls and women, trapped in brothels in Latin America experience transformation. We currently work in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Bolivia with day programs and residential centers to equip women spiritually and vocationally for a new life in Christ.



Our mission is the integration of women and their children into society, transformed through the power of healing and complete discipleship and vocational training within a safe, loving, and serving community.


To see women decide to follow Christ and leave behind sexual commerce; women who are transformed personally, economically, in their family life, and are fully equipped to be integrated into society.

  • Reverend April Havlin, MSED, Founder and International Director House of Hope

  • Christine Borghi-Cavallaro, M.D., FAAFP Family Medicine Physician, Short Term Medical Missionary

  • Georgina White, Board Secretary, Costco Wholesale, NE Regional ICS Supervisor retired, and Missionary Bible Teacher

  • Jennifer Belt, Vice Chair of the Board, Graphic Designer at Jennifer Belt, Design and Media Director House of Hope International

  • Linda Vandergriff, Pastor's Wife, Lambs Christian Center

  • Treva Tankard, Chairwoman of the Board, Women's Pastor, Harvest Church

  • Shantae Rodriguez - Trauma-Informed Care Physician Assistant, Medical Missionary, and Anti-trafficking Advocate

International Board of Directors

Board Members 2023

(From left to right): Shantae, April, Christine, Linda, Treva, Gina, and Jennifer

Emeritus board member and consultant:

  • Gloria Halverson, M.D., Professor OBGYN, Short Term Medical Mission & Human Trafficking Activist

  • Laurel Wiley, PhD, Christian Counselor, and teacher

  • Lesa Engelthaler - Senior Associate, Victory Search Group and writer

  • Kristy Dolenc, R.N., Medical missions, Adoption support advocate

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