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Hope springs eternal
Staff members of Haven of Hope include, from left, Carrie Farmer, licensed counselor, Ally Judkins, receptionist, Natalie Whorton, licensed counselor and Susan Gray, licensed counselor.
Haven of Hope in Smithville is aptly named.It is a place for those who need mental and/or spiritual assistance who might otherwise fall through the cracks in society. It provides licensed counseling - free of charge in many cases - and is a safety net of which DeKalb County can be proud.“We have been an organization since 2009 and have primarily two separate sides, the counseling area and ministry area,” said counselor Susan Gray. “In the ministry area we have Executive Director John Quintero who gives life skills classes for individuals who are going through recovery court or who are in the Sober Living halfway houses.