Her marriage turned abusive, and she found herself as a single mother struggling with a demanding job, school, and an addiction to alcohol. Her life was spiraling out of control, and she wondered where God was in all of it.
One day, feeling humbled and broken, she surrendered herself to God and realized that He had never left her. She decided to dedicate her life to helping women going through overwhelming obstacles, just as she had. Thus, Hope for Her was born, a nonprofit originally called the Women’s Resource Center of Tampa.
With the help of dedicated volunteers, Cheryl and her team assisted 100 women and their families who had nowhere else to turn during their first year. Now, 16 years later, Hope for Her serves 1,200 families annually, sparking the restoration of over 45,000 others. Cheryl’s story continues through the lives of every woman who walks through our doors today.