About

Children's Advocacy Center - Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community. We provide a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for victims of abuse. CAC Hope House provides forensic interviewing, family advocacy, counseling services, and prevention outreach within St. Tammany and Washington Parishes.

Our team is here to help.

All the professionals involved - forensic interviewers, clinical therapists, advocates, investigators, and more—meet with kids and families at our center. In fact, the St. Tammany Multidisciplinary Team and Washington Parish Multidisciplinary Teams are both headquartered at CAC Hope House. The team includes Hope House staff and representatives from 12 other agencies. Our child-centered environment is a central location for families to get the help they need after abuse has been reported.

We’re also working to prevent child sexual abuse.

We offer a nationally-recognized, evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention program, Stewards of Children. If you’d like to learn more about our Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention and response training, click here.

Mission Statement

Children's Advocacy Center - Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community. We provide a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for victims of abuse. 

Board of Directors

Executive Officers

John Barry

President Elect

Velvet Pines Developers

Holly Boullion

Secretary

Traina & Associates

Gia Baker

Vice President

Baker Pile Driving

Cody Guttierez, CPA

Treasurer

LaPorte

Danielle Fridge

Past President

Realtor

Board Members

Jamie Gabourel, J.D.

Vice President, Resource Bank

Rebecca Birkett

Principal, St. Tammany Parish Schools

Clay Madden

Allfax Specialties

Julie Philippus

Owner, Diefenthal Holdings, LLC

Tony LeMon

Attorney

Stacey Whittemore

LCSW

Sgt. Scott Davis

Sergeant, Special Victims Unit St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

Bonnie Dennis, CPA

Accountant

Collin Sims, J.D.

Chief of the Criminal Division, 22nd Judicial District Attorney's Office

Tracy Desselles

Regional Administrator, Department of Children and Family Services

Sheila Dugger

Community Leader

Sgt. Kevin Collins

Sergeant, Major Crimes - Investigations, Covington Police Department

Kathleen Martinell

Vice President, Gulf Coast Bank

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