Davis Love Foundation


Established in 2005 by professional golfer Davis Love, III, the Davis Love Foundation contributes to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. Headquartered in St. Simons Island, GA, the private Foundation provides a positive and far-reaching vehicle for creative solutions to social ills that affect children and their families. The ambitious mission of the Davis Love Foundation is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation provides grants and donations to community-based programs that focus on children and families in need.

In 2010, the Davis Love Foundation partnered with the PGA TOUR to become the Host Organization of The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event.  The inaugural event occurred in October 2010 and currently holds a title sponsor contract with RSM, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, through 2020. Over the first seven years, The RSM Classic has raised more than $7 million to support charities focused on children and families in need.  The funds benefit many organizations including Special Olympics (National, State and Local) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia.


ADP donation of school supplies

The children of Hope House began this school year with confidence and every item they needed thanks to the wonderful employees of ADP!!  Your love and kindness impacts so many lives here at Hope House and the smiles on the children's faces was simply priceless.  Every child received a new book bag and countless items they'll need to be successful in school!  ADP is making a difference in our community and we thank you.  

Nicole Armstrong / Parenting Coach

Nicole obtained her BS degree in 2008 from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She went on to join the military and become certified through the University of Pennsylvania as a Master Resilience Trainer.  In this role she was responsible for conducting groups with the focus of helping individuals develop skills necessary to cope with adversity, adapt to change, and overcome challenges.  She has experience facilitating groups using mainly cognitive behavior therapy, teaching individuals valuable skills for managing stressful work and family situations.  She guided small group discussions on the importance of individual resilience and ways to cope with stressful life events that could lead to poor decision making and results.  Nicole is currently a graduate student at Augusta University, enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.Ed. program.

In her role as parenting coach, Nicole promotes overall family wellness by providing education and support to the families receiving treatment at Hope House.  Through group and individual sessions, as well as home visits, she engages clients and their families to provide relevant education specific to individual and family needs.  She provides documentation of groups and home visits as part of the PSSF treatment team to help assess and address the needs and progress of each client.  She creates and maintains client charts on each family participating in the parenting program.  Nicole conducts quarterly parenting assessments with all participants and uses the results as a guide to evaluate client’s strengths and areas to focus.  As a member of the parenting team, Nicole works with the Family Services Coordinator to plan and supervise participant field trips, activities, and events.

Pink donation bags on your mailbox

We have had calls and emails inquiring about pink bags left on mailboxes around the community asking you to put donations inside and they will be picked up at a later date.  Those bags have no affiliation with Hope House, Inc.  We would love your donations, we accept drop offs every Thursday 9am-4pm and other times by appointment only 706.737.9879 x201 to schedule.  We aren't certain what organization the bags are affiliated with.  

Ms. Dorothy Thompson

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.