Dorothy H. Thomas Thompson entered into rest from natural causes on Friday, January 23, 2015 at her residence in Augusta, Georgia. A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Platt’s on Crawford Avenue. Dorothy was born on October 4, 1925 in Marietta, Minnesota. After completing high school, Dorothy graduated from the nursing program at the University of Iowa, and received her degree, with distinction, from the University of Minnesota. Dorothy practiced nursing around the United States, and was active of the Georgia Nurses Association. Dorothy co-founded Hope House for Women in 1986, and has been a recovery advocate in the Augusta area.
We – staff, clients, family members, and volunteers – could not be more grateful to Ms. Dorothy Thompson and Ms. Carrie Garrett for founding Hope House and all of the lives that have been impacted.
Hope House, Inc. is an Augusta non-profit that provides housing and services to women and a Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support Services site and United Way agency, began providing services to women with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, in 1992 and has been accredited since 2006. Its program allows residents to keep their children with them as they complete their treatment to address issues facing the entire family. Each woman leases her own apartment at The Highlands West, the permanent supportive housing facility run by Hope House.
Hope House, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. It received its Articles of Incorporation in November 1986 and began to serve women in May 1992. Since then, Hope House, Inc. received its license in February 2003 by the state of Georgia (Department of Community Health) to operate its residential, long-term recovery program. Hope House also received its national accreditation by the Council of Accreditation (COA) in 2006 and then was reaccredited in 2010 and again in 2014; Hope House is now accredited through 2018. Hope House, Inc. remains to be the only licensed and accredited residential substance abuse and mental health facility that serves women and children in Augusta-Richmond County and its twelve surrounding counties.
Hope House, Inc. began accepting women in May 1992 and has been providing a residential therapeutic community for women that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and psychological consequences of substance use disorder. Since its opening, Hope House, Inc. has served over 1300 women in its residential and outreach services.