Carole, Founder and CEO of Carole's House of Hope, has served the Omaha community for over 24 years, as a mentor and role model for young women. In 1992 Carole began her journey in Human Services when she became an advocate at EPS (then Emergency Pregnancy Services). She served for a 7-year period as an instructor for the Kid Ability program at Girls Inc. and later for YWCA as a Legal Advocate for victims of Domestic Violence. She has taught classes focused on life skill development, teen assertiveness, positive youth engagement and bullying. Her passion to help others led her to become a foster parent and family advocate for youth experiencing homelessness. Carole also worked as a Property Manager and Regional Supervisor for 14 years assisting low income families.
David, Founder and Director of Properties at Carole's House of Hope, in 1992 was beginning his career as a High School Vocational Counselor after 20 years in the Banking Industry. In 1999 he became a Juvenile Detention Specialist at the Douglas County Youth Detention Center, where he served for 15 years. Additionally, he worked as a Youth Care Worker at Uta Halee/Cooper Village. David's 22 years of experience working with at risk individuals, allowed him to understand both the needs and gaps in services for youth in the Omaha community. He viewed firsthand the number of young men unavailable to their children and young mothers.
Together, Carole and David began the Non-Profit Corporation, Carole's House of Hope in 2011, a transitional living program where women and their children could thrive. Their goal was to begin to meet the needs of homeless women and children, particularly the unique needs of young women who found themselves homeless after emancipating from foster care. In 2014, they opened the doors of CHH and began this new chapter of serving young adults and children.
David and Carole have a family of 6 adult children and 17 grandchildren. They enjoy reading, relaxing travel and visiting family.
"Hope is believing, encouraging, dreaming, caring...hope is us"