About Hope Springs

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a Christ-centered philosophy that focuses on building stable, independent lives.

Founded in 2015, Hope Springs Safe House serves as a beacon of light to families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

Our Mission

The mission of Hope Springs is to provide an accepting, loving, home environment in the Spirit of Jesus where residents can recover from the effects of domestic violence.

Our Vision

Hope Springs seeks to empower people to overcome the effects of domestic violence.

Core Values

  1. Safety: Residents seeking shelter at Hope Springs will be provided the services and support needed to feel safe and free from abuse.
  2. Empowerment: The staff and volunteers of Hope Springs will always work to ensure residents understand their options and are supported in the decisions they make along the journey to improve their lives and the lives of their children.
  3. Knowledge: Knowledge = power, and by understanding the abuse cycle and their own needs, residents will be connected with community resources to help guide them as they move towards achieving their personal goals.
  4. Respect: Hope Springs will maintain a culture where all who walk through our doors are given the utmost respect, and we will uphold the notion for mutual respect amongst us; within our home, neighborhood and community.
  5. Christ-Centered: Christ is at the center of all we do and who we are.  We know the Spirit of Jesus works through us and for us. Our hope is that clients, staff, board and volunteers will be spiritually enriched and personally changed. 
  6. Compassion: Hope Springs will always hold our residents in love and acceptance, knowing that change only happens when we are supported with the expectation of hope, and with the understanding we are each valued as unique and individual children of God.
  7.  Transition to self-reliance: The ultimate goal will be for our residents to feel strong enough to be able to financially stand on their own, and will emotionally and deeply understand what healthy relationships feel and look like.

Even though Hope Springs is a Christ centered ministry, all people are welcome regardless of their faith.

Hope Springs Safe House - Attica, IN

Our Shelter

Our 14 bed shelter facility provides safe emergency and longer-term housing and additional services for adults and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse. 

Scattered site

Scattered Site Safe Housing

Hope Springs offers three scattered site safe houses throughout Warren and Fountain counties that include the same services that are offered to shelter residents.

Our Staff

Toni McGowen

Toni McGowen

Executive Director

Megan Lyons

Megan Lyons

Facilities and Shelter Director

Misty Barnett

Misty Barnet

Housing Manager

Dawn Gritten

Dawn Gritten

Therapist

Stella Kurtz

Stella Kurtz

Advocate

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Krista Wesley

Advocate

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Lacy Hall

Advocate

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Brooke Hulet

Advocate

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Abbi Snedeker

Advocate

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Amber Ray

Advocate

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Deanna Hammer

Advocate

Board Leadership

  • Jerry Badgley, Chairperson
  • Roger Seehafer, Vice-Chairperson
  • Marsha Brown, Secretary
  • Tamiko McGurk, Treasurer
  • Jane Haddock
  • Darin Odle
  • Marlene Muddell
  • Myra Rennick 
  • Chris Sheetz 
  • Dan Douglass
  • Rita Keeling NP-C
  • Yessi Girdler, LCSW
  • Liz Farrar

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