The Hope House Family
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 years. Melinda has a Bachelor of English Degree and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Melinda resigned in 2009 to be with family and now serves as our part-time 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 for Hope House. Robin has been a Volunteer for Hope House for nearly thirty years. She is an active member of her church and community.
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, as the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Case Manager for the Emergency Solutions Grant Program.
Ms. Sandra Lerma is our ESG Case Manager since February 2015, providing services for Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Client Assistance. Sandra is our Life-skills Training Coordinator.
Mrs. Debra Chapa is the Office Manager and Gabriel Project Coordinator. Debra has been with Hope House since 2010.
Ms. Vanessa B. Aguilar is the Administrative Assistant and Day Care Coordinator. She has been with Hope House since February of 2019.
Ms. Lupe Garcia and Ms. Mary Jimenez-Chapman are House-Monitors who reside part-time at our Faith Home Shelter to provide supervision and guidance for our residents.
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.