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House of Hope Staff

House of Hope has an amazing staff that works every day to help homeless families feel welcome while in shelter and empowered to leave House of Hope for housing opportunities. Significant coordination and cooperation is required to operate shelter and housing for so many families.
The principal work groups include: Administration, Shelter Operations and Case Management.

House of Hope Leadership Team

Deborah Chausse
Executive Director

Deb Chausse is the Executive Director at House of Hope and has been employed here since 2000.  Prior to this, Deb worked for the City of Boston’s Homeless Services and at the Community Builders, Inc. and has more than 35 years serving homeless persons.

June Messina
Associate Director

Housing and Property Management

June Messina is the Associate Director of Housing and Property Management and has worked here since 2005.  Led by her strong supervisory skills, June manages the Housing Services and Property Management teams at House of Hope.

Jennifer Smith Sharkey
Associate Director

Business and Development

Jennifer Smith Sharkey has been the Associate Director of Business and Development since 2010.  Jennifer oversees critical business functions for both of our organizations.  Prior to joining House of Hope, she served as the Director of Development for One Family, Inc. building a diverse base of funding sources for a young non profit.