About Hopeful Hearts Ministry

Hopeful Hearst Ministry is a Christian, faith-based, advocacy 501(c)(3) organization giving a VOICE to survivors of abuse.

Our Mission

Healing Hearts Logo

This logo is a gift to all survivors of abuse – Physical, Sexual, Mental, and Emotional It was given to me by God and means a lot to me so I wanted to share it with you. The logo represents healing and it’s creation is made up of a very distinct pattern:

  • 3 Hearts (represent the LOVE of the Trinity)
  • Each heart is made up of two symbols, 1 V and an upside M.
  • Each M represents three saints that have survived abuse and each V represents the glory of the Saint:
  • Blessed Mother Mary – Victory
  • St. Mary Magdalene – Value
  • St. Maria Goretti – Veneration


With this logo a scripture verse was revealed:

“Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says: Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:11-14

In order to stop abuse, we must not allow it to keep us in the dark. If you have been abused in any way, please contact your local authorities, priest, youth minister, or a trusted family member. Do not keep it in the dark, rather break free and allow Christ to shine hope upon you and flood you with His healing grace.
The logo was fashioned by artist Emily Lacour. Thank you Emily!

Mission Statement

The mission of Hopeful Hearts Ministry is to alleviate the suffering and restore the self-worth of survivors of abuse. We are a faith-based ministry that supports the long-term recovery of survivors through peer support sessions, counseling, and public awareness.

Vision Statement

The vision of Hopeful Hearts Ministry is for survivors of abuse to:

  • Recognize the abuse they have suffered and bring it out of the darkness and into the light;
  • Understand they are not alone and the abuse they have endured does not define the person that they are; and
  • Overcome being a victim and realize the full potential of their lives.

PEER MINISTRY

Hopeful Hearts Ministry gives survivors a VOICE through one-on-one peer ministry. Peer counselors meet with survivors in person or via FaceTime/Skype for out-of-area clients. In peer ministry, we encourage life-sharing conversations and offer helpful, emotionally healthy tools to help guide the healing journey. Methods, plans, goals, timelines, and accountability coupled with lots of prayer help survivors confront their past trauma and move forward at their own pace.

We do not replace professional counseling and often encourage survivors to seek professional therapy, depending on where they are in their healing journey.

Meet Our Team

Shannon Carr

Founder, MPHS

Deborah Rodriguez

Trauma Support,
Peer Specialist

Tamara Lexlow

Director of Development, Peer Mentor

Carmen Ogando

Bilingual Spiritual Director