House of Hope Orlando Residential Program for Teenagers
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About Us

Who We Are

Welcome to House of Hope Orlando!  After teaching 25 years in the public school system and at a state-operated detention center, Founder and President, Sara Trollinger, started House of Hope, a residential program, in 1985 as a safe haven for hurting teens.  Having witnessed firsthand the revolving doors for teenagers in the social service system, where they would come and go, repeating negative behaviors time and again, she saw the need for these troubled teens to understand the life-changing principles based on God’s Word.  As a non-denominational, not-for-profit, Christ-centered residential program, House of Hope offers hurting teens, ages 13-17, a place to find hope and healing in a loving, supportive environment and be reconciled to their families.

What House of Hope Orlando offers:

  • A non-denominational Christian 5-phase program
  • Residential care for boys and girls
  • Christian coaching and discipleship
  • Weekly parenting classes
  • Individual and group prayer ministry
  • On-campus, accredited school, Hope Academy
  • Loving, family environment
  • Living skills and activities for residents
  • A loving, dedicated staff


Social agencies and institutions try to help teenagers, but young people continue to desperately yearn for love, purpose, direction and a sense of being wanted.  There is no lasting help without the power of Jesus Christ.  Institutions don’t tuck teenagers at night…but House of Hope does.  House of Hope counts it a privilege to love, serve and help hurting teens and their families.


House of Hope residents participate in healthy competition, working out frustrations and stress.  Our physical education program includes basketball, volleyball, soccer, and many other sports.  Our gymnasium allows our teens to participate in athletic competition, and we rely on many volunteers to assist in teaching other extra curricular activities such as arts, drama, personal and professional development and other social and creative skills.

Living Skills

Because our ultimate goal is to enable troubled teenagers to become productive and healthy citizens, the House of Hope program includes instruction in life skills.  As a starting point, each resident is assigned specific household duties and chores. Responsibility is earned and tested through  phase systems, which rewards sincere attitude change.

Prayer Ministry

Many of the troubled teens that come to HOH have emotional trauma from past hurts and wounds.  HOH’s goal is to get to the root of the negative issues so each teen will be healed and restored to his/her family.  This is accomplished through intensive individual and family prayer ministry, including inner healing prayer, deliverance, laying of hands and strong spiritual guidance.


Each resident attends our on-campus school, Hope Academy, which features the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum, enabling residents to fill in educational gaps resulting from poor school attendance and lack of motivation.  Hope Academy offers a high school diploma with transferable credits.  Upon arrival, each resident is given diagnostic testing to determine an appropriate placement level, then an individualized education plan is implemented to allow each student to progress at his or her own pace.

House of Hope Girls