Circle of Hope is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 multi-faceted domestic violence agency whose mission is to support, empower and bring hope to those affected by domestic violence through advocacy, awareness, education and community partnerships.
Our goals are to provide 24-hour support and crisis intervention services for victims and their dependent children while assisting with developing and implementing plans for their safety and independence; to provide community education, training and publicity about the issues and affects of domestic violence; and to adhere to professional policies and practices in order to maintain administrative excellence and sound financial management. A volunteer Board of Directors governs Circle of Hope. We encourage the inclusion of survivors of domestic violence on our Board, Staff, and Volunteer Program.
Circle of Hope officially serves Habersham, Stephens and White counties and provides victims of abuse an array of services designed to ensure barriers are identified, needs are met, and safety and stability are achieved. All of Circle of Hope’s services are free and confidential. We are available to assist anyone who is a victim of domestic violence, regardless of national origin, religion, race, color, political affiliation, gender, age, ability or sexual orientation. To ensure the safety of program participants and staff and volunteers, Circle of Hope’s emergency shelter facility is in a confidential location. Shelter and other services are accessed by calling our 24-hour hotline or by visiting our outreach office at 592 N. Main Street, Cornelia, GA.
Circle of Hope’s operating funds currently come from a combination of State and Federal grants, Habersham County United Way, United Way of Northeast Georgia, White County United Way, and with cash and in-kind donations from churches, civic organizations, corporations and individuals. The costs associated with operating a staffed 24-hour Emergency Shelter and crisis line alone are enormous and requests for services continue to grow.