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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.



To facilitate transformation through Christ to victims of sex trafficking and prostitution.


To see women and children free from the trap of sex trafficking and prostitution, and helping to liberate others through the transforming power of Christ.


House of Hope International Board of Directors:

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

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

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

  • Jennifer Belt, Graphic Designer at Jennifer Belt Design 

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

  • Treva Tankard, Worship and Creative Arts Minister, Harvest Church 

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

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


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

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