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The Hope House Family

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Mrs. Melissa Juarez became the full-time Executive Director in April 2012. Melissa has a Bachelor of Science Degree, is a former school teacher and was the coordinator of the local Natural Family Planning Office. Melissa is responsible for the daily operation of our ministry.


Ms. Melinda Baker, MPA was the Director of Hope House for seven (7) years. Melinda has a Bachelor of English Degree and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Melinda resigned as Director in 2009 and serves as our Grant Administrator and Senior Advisor.


Mr. Raymond Reeves, Board Chairman, also serves the volunteer Chief Executive Officer. Raymond has been a Volunteer for Hope House since 1987 and Chairman since 1997. Raymond is a retired Mechanical Engineer from the Corpus Christi Army Depot and an active member of his church and the community.


Mrs. Robin Perrone, President of Perrone, Trigger & Associates, P.C., is the Financial Advisor and CPA for Hope House. Robin has been a Volunteer for Hope House for over thirty years. 

Ms. Debra Arsuaga became the Director of Client Services in 2014 and serves as the Case Manager for our residents and clients. Debra has been with Hope House since 2012.


Ms. Sandra Lerma is the Senior Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Case Manager since 2015, providing services for Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Client Assistance. Sandra is also the Life-skills Training Coordinator.

Mrs. S. Liann Majek is an ESG Case Manager, and has been with Hope House since May 2020.

Mr. Michael Heras is an ESG Case Manager, and has been with us since November 2020. 

Ms. Vanessa B. Aguilar is a Client Services Advocate and Day Care Coordinator. Vanessa has been with Hope House since February 2019. 

Ms. Rosandrea Long is a Client Services Advocate, and has been with Hope House since January 2020.

Ms. Meranda Garza and Ms. Amber Amador are receptionists and donation facilitators

Ms. Jessica Cruz and Ms. Lori Burke serve as House-Monitors that reside part-time at our Faith Home Shelter to provide after-hours supervision and guidance for the residents at our four (4) shelter buildings.


Volunteers assist our staff with the 24-7 operation of our ministry, community outreach programs and serve as pregnancy counselors. Board members and advisors volunteer their time as administrators, fund-raising, grant writing, supervision, accounting, professional services and coordination of renovations and repairs.

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