Statement from Rosemarie Fisher, Chairperson of the HOPE Family Services Board of Directors

 BRADENTON, FL (February 19, 2020) -- HOPE Family Services, Manatee County’s certified
domestic violence service provider, offers domestic violence victims and their families
protection, advocacy, and resources. HOPE serves nearly 2,000 adults & children each year
through outreach programs, counseling, voice- and text message-based hotlines, and a 24-7
Emergency Safe Shelter. To deliver on its mission, HOPE Family Services receives pass-through
funding from federal and state sources by way of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic
Violence (FCADV). HOPE remains a completely independent stand-alone corporation governed
by a local Board of Directors committed to empowering survivors.


HOPE’s Board of Directors and staff including CEO Laurel Lynch fully support and are
cooperating with the State of Florida’s investigation of potential spending irregularities by the
FCADV. Annually, all Federal, State, and Manatee County supervisory organizations that award
grants to HOPE perform comprehensive monitoring and thorough audits of HOPE’s internal
control systems, financial statements, and all supporting documents. HOPE Family Services
consistently receives high marks for financial accountability and on behalf of the Board of
Directors, we are confident this investigation will prove HOPE’s commitment to transparency
and our quality services to the community’s most vulnerable.

View HOPE's most recent financial audit reports on GuideStar > 

 

HOPE Infographic v5 100119

 

 

Written by : Hope Admin

All calls to HOPE and services provided by HOPE are confidential. HOPE Family Services is committed to serving people living with disabilities. HOPE is pleased to provide accommodations, including sign interpreters, translation services and alternative formats of printed materials upon request from persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or are living with disabilities.

Outreach Office:

Phone: (941) 747-8499 (V/TTY)
Fax: (941) 749-1796
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mailing Address:

Post Office Box 1624,
Bradenton, FL 34206-1624

Copyright © 2021 HOPE Family Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design by Think Donson