Homes of Hope is an incorporated association established in September 2015 by seven dedicated and passionate people to setup a facility and program on the Sunshine Coast to help restore vulnerable fractured families.
Homes of Hope is about providing a home environment where families are supported, enabling them to stay together whilst the parents develop parenting, living, social, emotional and financial skills.
This is achieved through an innovative and therapeutic community-based program which helps foster healthy, functional family units and supports their integration back into the community.
We believe that throwing fun and enjoyment into the mix of life helps us to gain perspective during challenging times, to not to take ourselves and others too seriously, and to celebrate successes.
A cheerful heart is
We believe that faith in God is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.
In relationship with Him one’s identity can be formed, life can have meaning and purpose, and hope for the present and the future can be experienced.
I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace as you trust in him. Then you will have more
and more hope, and it will flow out of you by the power of
the Holy Spirit.
"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards."
We believe that life’s difficulties and the circumstances that may cause us pain need not keep us trapped in a life of hurt.
By making good choices, and with the help of others we can walk in freedom from our past and enjoy new and fulfilling ways of life.
For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
To see vulnerable families restored by providing successful and renowned therapeutic community based services. To provide a therapeutic community program for families in a loving, safe and secure environment.
Homes of Hope focuses on empowering parents to create a healthy functional family unit, and support their integration back into the community as contributing citizens to society.
What we do
Homes of Hope is a charitable organisation of Sunshine Coast locals, working with other local organisations as the need arises.
Our goal is to help restore vulnerable fractured families by providing them with a home where families stay together and parents develop parenting, living, social, emotional and financial skills through an innovative and therapeutic community-based program. The program will help foster healthy functional family units and support their integration back into the community.
There is no other facility in the Sunshine Coast area where parents, whose children have previously been removed from them and placed in foster care or who are at risk of their children being removed, are able to have their children stay with them while participating in rehabilitation programs.
Homes of Hope is also innovative because it is a holistic approach that will develop parents’ parenting, living, social, emotional and financial skills, incorporating internationally renowned and successful Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) to address the underlying issues of addiction, domestic violence, trauma and neglect.
The Homes of Hope management committee is a group of passionate and dedicated people with a vast range of experiences in business, finance, marketing, social welfare and counselling.
Bruce & Beryl Hastie
Home of Hope founders and foster carers for ten years
Bruce and Beryl’s dream was birthed when they became foster carers.
Our eyes were opened to a need and it became our passion to setup a program to help parents who have had their children put into foster care system or have been identified as having children at risk.
Bruce has worked for himself for many years as a licensed tiler, concretor, gyprocker and plasterer.
He has also worked in the maintenance field in both education and age care settings.
Beryl has worked in the education field as a Business Manager for the last fifteen years.
Counselling professional and trainer
Bachelor of Theology, Grad Dip Theology, Grad Dip Christian Counselling,
Masters Christian Counseling., Cert IV TAE
Michael is a counsellor and trainer with Salvos Counselling. He is a specialist in personal and professional development for groups and individuals.
His work includes clinical and pastoral supervision
and the engagement of spiritual resources in therapeutic settings.
Ps Gordon Busse
Pastor of Caloundra City Life Baptist Church
and teacher Bachelor of Science and Teaching Diploma, Bachelor of Theology
Gordon’s heart’s desire is to see group of young families really do life together.
His main strengths are in the areas of relating, communication and encouraging.
Gordon has really enjoyed facilitating a parenting course called Toolbox in recent years and trust that interest in the programme will increase and that the desire to ‘parent on purpose and not by accident’
Physiotherapist, facilitator of Toolbox Parenting Courses and Coordinator of COACH community mentoring program in Caloundra.
Julianne has a heart for families and her passion is to help build strong and secure families and influence them into a relationship with Jesus.
Julianne and her husband have been through a journey of significant hardship but, through God’s grace and power, have come through all that with a powerful testimony.
They now like to walk alongside other families who are struggling, and encourage, support and equip them.
Julianne has extensive skills in administration, teaching/training, case management, team work and being a parent
Director of Endeavour Community Relations and Development
Tim has had over twenty years experience as a Community Relations Officer and Consultant.
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Homes Of Hope
P 0423 480 332