The Need

There is a growing need for housing young pregnant women and their babies. Unplanned pregnancies often result in young women being rejected from their homes and living in unsafe environments. As a result, women have no other option than to abort.

Our Solution

There are too few maternity homes where residents can stay long-term. Hannah’s Home is unique in offering a two-year residential program that includes counseling, life skills classes, opportunities to further education, and an introduction to the Gospel. Homeless, pregnant young women are able to transform their lives in a safe and loving environment.

Our Mission

Hannah’s Home of South Florida provides a safe and loving Christian environment for single, pregnant young women. Through counseling, life skills, and continuing education, we offer hope and transform lives.

Our Vision

We want to see lives changed, hope restored, and hearts transformed.

Our Inspiration

“Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is lifted high.’” 1 Samuel 2:1

Hannah is a woman from the book of 1 Samuel in the Bible. She was barren and prayed desperately for a son. She promised God that if He would grant her a son, she would offer him back to Him. God heard her prayer and she had Samuel who was a gift from God. Carol Beresford named the home after Hannah to be mindful that every child, no matter the circumstances, is a gift from God.

Our Values

Commitment

Spreading the Gospel through His Word

Service

Responding to God’s call to serve those in need

Integrity

Putting Christ first
in all we do

Compassion

Demonstrating God’s unconditional love

Staff

About Joanne

Joanne has been married for 25 years and is a mother of 5. She is from the Hartford, Connecticut area and received her Master’s degree from Barry University with a specialty in Art and Play Therapy. She has a heart and passion for helping women and children reach their fullest potential.

Joanne Dively
MSW, Chief Operating Officer

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About Betty

Betty is from Pennsylvania with a degree in Education. She taught at Jupiter Christian School for 9 years and most of her career has been spent with children and teens. She says, “There is no better feeling than hearing a child laugh or rocking a baby to sleep.”

Betty Wolcott
Operations/Resident Coordinator

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About Mary Arden

Mary Arden is from Rome, Georgia and moved to Florida for college at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she studied Public Relations. She specializes in social media strategy, integrated marketing, and donor relations.

Mary Arden Carroll
PR/Capital Development Manager

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About Victoria

Victoria moved to Florida from New York over a year ago to work in ministry. She loves spending time with family, reading, and is currently pursuing her degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling. She feels blessed to work for our residents!

Victoria Bogan
Resident Program Manager

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About Eliana

Eliana is originally from Massachusetts and studied Human Services at Palm Beach State College. As a mother of one, she feels called to work with other moms and help them reach their full potential.

Eliana Heller
Case Manager Assistant

About Lindsay

Lindsay has been involved in ministry locally, nationally, and internationally. She studied Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has worked at Hannah’s Home since 2012. She says, “I love what our Lord is doing in and through this ministry.”

Lindsay Bardin
House Parent

Board of Directors

Carol Beresford
Founder, 2002

Jon Olson
President, 2005

Michael Rhodes
Treasurer, 2002

Jennifer Morton
Member, 2013

Volunteers

Beth Beson
Financial Administrator

Susan Davenport
Office Administrator

Beth TerMarsch
Office Administrator

Kathy Hayton
Office Administrator

Lillian Luise
Receptionist

Marta Watts
Arts Instructor

Lynda Caudill
Child Care Provider

Jessica Didonato
Child Care Provider

Laura
Child Care Provider

Dyann Kotansky
Child Care Provider

Elena Aria
Child Care Provider

Maggie Olson
Administrative Assistant