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—therapists, investigators, advocates, and more—meet with kids and families at our center. In fact, the St. Tammany Multidisciplinary Team and Washington Parish Multidisciplinary team are both headquartered at CAC Hope House. The team includes Hope House staff plus representatives from 10 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 working to prevent sexual abuse, too.

We have a strong, evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention program. If you’d like to learn more about our Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention and response training, or our child safe policy training for youth-serving organizations, 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

Danielle Fridge

President

Vice President, Whitney Bank

John Barry

President Elect

President/Owner, Velvet Pines Developers

Julie Philippus

Secretary

Diefenthal Holdings, LLC

Chloe Knight

Vice President

Operations Manager - St Tammany Dept Children and Families Services

Cody Guttierez

Treasurer

CPA, LaPorte

Jamie Gabourel

Past President

Vice President, Resource Bank

Board Members

Gia Baker

Baker Pile Driving

Rebecca Birkett

Principal, St. Tammany Parish Schools

Clay Madden

Commercial Lender, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust

Pier Faget Jenkins

Resource Bank

Tammy Blocker

Detective – Covington Police Department

Stacey Whittemore

LCSW,  Cabi Stylist

Tammy Griggs

Attorney

Collin Sims

Assistant District Attorney

Holly Boullion

Principal, Traina & Associates, Kumon

Norma Richard

Philanthropist

Rachel Smith

Detective - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

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