ABOUT US

Carole and David

Founders

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"

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Ms. Bonnie

Chief Operations Officer

Ms. Bonnie joined CHH in 2017. She brings with her 15 years of property management experience and a wealth of information in property operations. She is also skilled at establishing strong interpersonal relationships.  

Ms. Bonne has a large extended family of 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren who are the joy of her life. In her time off, Ms. Bonnie enjoys music and singing in the praise choir at church.  In the last few years, her quilting hobby has been a new-found skill set and something she enjoys often.

"With every small step forward...comes hope."

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Ms. Jill, MS, PLMHP

Clinical Supervisor

Ms. Jill joined Carole’s House of Hope in 2020. Prior to coming to CHH, she worked in the human services field for 20 years. She began her career working with at-risk youth and Boys Town and then Cooper Village. She continued with a focus on children, supervising several afterschool programs in the Omaha area. After receiving her Masters in Counseling in 2012, Ms. Jill worked for 8 years at the Douglas County Department of Corrections with a focus on reentry programming aimed at reducing recidivism rates. Ms. Jill now comes to CHH with a desire to assist our young ladies and mothers to develop the skills needed to live independent, successful lives. She strives to use her personal and professional experiences to help develop relationships, build trust, and encourage growth in those she works with.

“Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.”

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Ms. Denise

LMHP, LADC

Ms. Denise joined CHH in 2016 having worked with children, adolescents and adults in the field of mental health and substance abuse for 20 years. She loves children, but her passion is to see young men and women learn to manage their mental illness and overcome their addictions to drugs and alcohol. Denise is currently dually licensed as an Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Nebraska.  In addition, Denise is an Adjunct Instructor at Bellevue University.  

Denise has enjoyed a 26-year marriage to LaMonte and has two beautiful and spirited children, Brandon and Elise. Denise loves God and attends Ambassadors Worship Center in Omaha where she serves faithfully as a Covenant Care Leader.

"I strive to create a trauma-informed culture for both the staff and participants by offering training and supportive services to both."

"Faith is believing even when you can't see what the future holds."

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Ms. Marjie

Executive Administrator

Ms. Marjie joined CHH In 2016. Having worked for over 25 years in the healthcare field in an administrative capacity, she worked with inpatient, outpatient and in the clinic setting for Psychiatric Services and in a Senior Assisted Living Facility. She has also been a Mary Kay consultant for 10 years.

Ms. Marjie likes to read, sing, sew and cook. She has a passion to help women find their beauty within and to discover and develop their true gifts and talents. She is 48 years old and enjoys spending time with her 11-year old son, grandmother, parents, three siblings and a multitude of nieces and nephews.  

"My goal is to be a positive influence on all the people I touch."

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Ellie

Mascot and Security Guard

Ellie came to CHH in 2016 from the Nebraska Humane Society shelter as a rescue dog. The intention of providing a calm, playful demeanor to the home for the ladies and children quickly expanded. As it turns out, Ellie is very protective and behaves as an alert dog each time the doors open. She has quickly become part of the family!

"WOOF!"

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​​Call us:

402-991-HOPE (4673)

​Find us: 

7815 Harney St.

Omaha, NE 68114

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