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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


Spreading the Gospel through His Word


Responding to God’s call to serve those in need


Putting Christ first
in all we do


Demonstrating God’s unconditional love

Board of Directors

Carol Beresford
Founder, 2002

Jon Olson
President, 2005

Michael Rhodes
Treasurer, 2002

Jennifer Morton
Member, 2013


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
Chief Operating Officer


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 & Development Manager


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


About Pamela

Pamela grew up in Bordentown, New Jersey. She loves reading, walking, kayaking, her husband of 32 years, their two sons and her golden retriever, Lola. For many years, Pamela felt the Lord’s calling to serve young women in need.

Pamela Keintz
Volunteer Coordinator


About Amanda

Amanda is originally from Illinois but has lived in Florida for the last eight years. Her baby, Lillian Grace, is her pride and joy who loves to play with the other resident babies at Hannah’s Home.

Amanda Laing
Case Manager


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
House Parent


Beth TerMarsch
Office Administrator

Kathy Hayton
Office Administrator

Marta Watts
Arts Instructor

Ray Baughn

Lillian Luise

Pastor Kieron Sharpe
Counseling Pastor

Cindy Garber
Group Therapy Instructor

Lynda Caudill
Child Care Provider

Jessica Didonato
Child Care Provider

Child Care Provider

Elena Aria
Child Care Provider

Tracee Sama
Child Care Provider

Dyann Kotansky
Child Care Provider

Sarah Walthall
Child Care Provider

Sheila Pifer
Child Care Provider

Mary Piersall
Child Care Provider

Mary Wilkins
Child Care Provider

Christine Pernsteiner
Child Care Provider

Marthe Hjortshoj
Child Care Provider

Kristen Doherty
Child Care Provider

Cyndi Edgett
Inner Healing Instructor

Kedesha Dodd
Child Care Provider

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