Hopeful Horizons
PO Box 1775
Beaufort SC 29901-1775
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO Box 1775
Beaufort, SC 299011775
Telephone (843) 524-2256 6137
Fax (843) 524-0597
E-mail wentworthp@hopefulhorizons.org
Projected Annual Revenue $3,029,400.00 (2016)
Mission Statement

Hopeful Horizons' mission is to Protect, Treat + Prevent. We will provide safety, hope and healing to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault through evidence based practices and lead in ending abuse through primary prevention and education.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Suryani (Shauw Chin) Capps
Board Chair Mr Andre Nougaret
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Former Names
Hope Cottage, Inc.2005
Hope Haven2016
Citizen's Opposed to Domestic Abuse2016
Financial Summary
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Hopeful Horizons' mission is to Protect, Treat + Prevent. We will provide safety, hope and healing to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault through evidence based practices and lead in ending abuse through primary prevention and education.


Hopeful Horizons is a children's advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center. Together, we create safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offering a path to healing. Our mission is to Protect, Treat and Prevent. We will provide safety, hope and healing to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault through evidence-based practices and lead in ending abuse through primary prevention and education.

CODA + Hope Haven are stronger together than we are individually. We also recognize the close intersection of the issues of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. That is why we merged into Hopeful Horizons so that we can expand our impact in the community. As a united team, the voice of the organization will be amplified throughout the community and increase our ability to advocate for victims and educate the public in order to prevent child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

With a combined history of almost 70 years, we are able to empower victims, educate the public and provide a one-stop shop for victims of violence and abuse. By uniting into one organization, we are putting the victims’ needs first and sending a powerful message that we all have a part to play in ending the cycle of violence and abuse.

Our core values of compassion, collaboration and commitment to excellence guide all our services and practices.

1. Successfully executed and implemented the merger between CODA and Hope Haven 
2. Expanded our Strengthening Families Program to add three additional sessions
3. Expanded our violence prevention program (MOST Club) to three additional counties 
4. Added a Spanish speaking Therapist and a Crisis Line Advocate to provide culturally competent services to our Latino population
5. Added a fully functioning satellite office in Bluffton to better serve the population in Southern Beaufort County
6. Increased our year-end fundraising goal by 34%
2018 Goals:
1. Add a full-time Director of Grants and Program Evaluation position
2. Increase individual donor support by 15%
3. Complete strategic planning with Board of Directors
4. Secure funding for shelter renovation project
5. Add a full-time Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator position  

1. Financial contributions to sustain critical life-saving services for victims of abuse. All of our services at Hopeful Horizons are provided at no cost to any victims and their families.


2. Volunteers to help with various needs of the organization including providing direct crisis support for victims. More details of volunteer opportunities can be found here https://www.hopefulhorizons.org/volunteer-opportunities
3.  Host a Third-Party Fundraising Event - Parties with a purpose are always more memorable.  Turn your next event—your work party, happy hour get-together, or sports tournament—into a fundraiser for Hopeful Horizons!  You can also designate Hopeful Horizons as the beneficiary of birthday, wedding or anniversary gifts. For more information, contact Shauw Chin Capps at (843) 379-6137.
4. Supplies Donation for our Programs - please visit www.hopefulhorizons.org/wish-list for a detailed list of our needs 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

CODA + Hope Haven are stronger together than we are individually. That is why we merged into Hopeful Horizons so that we can expand our impact in the community. As a united team, the voice of the organization will be amplified throughout the community and increase our ability to advocate for victims and educate the public in order to prevent child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. CODA + Hope Haven are not going away, but coming together. The DNA of each organization will be the foundation of the newly merged organization.

Board Chair Statement As the Board Chair of Hopeful Horizons, I am amazed at the level of professional work that goes on behind the scenes at Hopeful Horizons with the goal of protecting the most vulnerable population in our community - abused children, victims of domestic violence and rape victims. I have had the privilege of working alongside an organization that implements best practice standards and evidence based models in their intervention and prevention work. I am also impressed by the level of accountability that the staff has in the work they do. All programs at Hopeful Horizons are outcomes based so you know that your investments will produce positive results. I am honored to serve as Board Chair of Hopeful Horizons and look forward to provide the support and leadership it needs to fulfill its mission.
Areas of Service
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Colleton County
Hampton County
Hopeful Horizons serves the 14th judicial circuit of South Carolina which includes the counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper, Hampton and Allendale.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Andre Nougaret
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email aanougaret@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Rebecca Albright Community Faith Leader
David Ames CEO of AMESCO
Sandra Atkins Retired
Meredith Bannon SC Prosecutor
Terri Brashears Liberty Tax
Mary Faas Retired
Kenneth Hagstrom Retired CPA
Jeanette Jones Retired
Christopher Kirk Retired Accountant
Andre Nougaret Helps Ministry Coordinator
Karen Penchuk Community Advocate
Marianne Rothnie Boys and Girls Club Volunteer Coordinator
Allen Skinner Retired
Mark Solow Retired
Kim Statler SC Dept. of Commerce
Catherine Stewart Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
The main focus of Hopeful Horizons' Board is to ensure the financial stability of the organization, to provide oversight for finances and policies related to the functioning of Hopeful Horizons and to support the executive director through supervision and ongoing evaluation. Board members must be committed to participate actively in fund development and must set an example of giving to the organization. The day to day work of Hopeful Horizons belongs to the executive director and the Board supports her/him to advance the mission of Hopeful Horizons. There is a clear delineation of the function of the Board and the function of the executive director.  
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Ms. Suryani (Shauw Chin) Capps
Experience Shauw Chin Capps came to the leadership position of Hopeful Horizons with more than 15 years of hands-on program and management experience in the rape crisis and child abuse intervention/prevention field. She joined Hope Haven in August 2003 as Executive Director where she oversees all operations and programs of the Children's Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center. Upon the merger of Hope Haven and CODA, Shauw Chin has become the joint organizations CEO. Shauw Chin is a member of the Prevent Child Abuse America Network, and the Healthy Families America (HFA) network. She is also a certified Forensic Interviewer via The American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Child Protection Training Center. She entered the profession in 1995 with the Center for Women and Families as a rape crisis program therapist in Louisville Kentucky. She then served with Louisville's Family and Children's Counseling Center as a program supervisor which included statewide and national training for Family Support Workers. While there, she became a State Technical Assitant Specialist with a team to draft and implement program policies for all Healthy Family sites across the state of Kentucky as well as a national trainer for Great Kids, Inc. Shauw Chin has a Masters Degree in clinical social work and began work in the child abuse prevention field during her undergraduate study at Baylor University in Texas where she serves as a case worker for the Methodist Children's Home.
Co-CEO Ms. Kristin Dubrowski
Term Start May 2004
Email Dubrowskik@hopefulhorizons.org

Kristin Dubrowski has been working in the field of domestic violence since 1999. She has a B.A. in Women's Studies from Cornell College and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. She was hired by CODA in 2004 as the domestic violence counselor and was promoted into the coordinator of victim services position in 2005. In 2007, Ms. Dubrowski became CODA's executive director. In addition to her work at CODA, Ms. Dubrowski also taught Leadership and Professional Ethics for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Human Services program from 2009-2012. Ms. Dubrowski is the past chair of the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault's board of directors and she also served on the board of the Lowcountry Homeless Coalition. Prior to her move to South Carolina in 2004, Ms. Dubrowski was the director of a domestic violence shelter in Denver, Colorado, and served as a committee chairperson for the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ms. Dubrowski is a South Carolina certified Victim Service Provider and she has spoken on domestic violence related issues throughout Colorado and South Carolina.

Senior Staff
Jean Brown Executive Assistant
Myrna Cruz Financial Director
Kristin Dubrowski COO
Mary Fairbanks Shelter Coordinator
Angela Freeman Director of Clinical Services
Marian Lindsey Program Manager
James Morrall Director of Prevention and Outreach
Anna Zweede Coordinator of Victim Services
Full Time Staff 45
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 52
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 70%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2012
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
The Abuse Prevention Coalition (APC) is a collaboration between, CAPA and Hopeful Horizons to jointly implement violence prevention programs in our local communities. This joint effort allows for the pooling of resources and expertise to more effectively implement programs that address the root cause of sexual violence, domestic violence and child abuse. Hopeful Horizzons partners with all law enforcement,  DSS agencies in the five counties, the Solicitor of the 14th judicial circuit, along with other organizations that provide services to abused children, to form a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This MDT approach adheres to best practice standards in handling child abuse cases and seek to coordinate all the efforts of investigation, protection, treatment, and prosecution to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children. Hopeful Horizons has had a very successful partnership and continues to partner with the Antioch Educational Center in Jasper County to implement our Strengthening Families Program.
National Children's Alliance - Full Member2017
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2005
Civitas Awards for Business Excellence - Non-Profit OrganizationBeaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce2005
Giving Back Award - Community SpiritCharleston Magazine2008
BEST of Project BEST Award: Outstanding efforts and dedication in implementing and sustaining trauma-informed evidence-based practices for children and their families in South CarolinaProject BEST2011
Description The CAC program is designed to coordinate the efforts of agencies charged with the investigation, protection, prosecution and treatment of child abuse cases. In addition, the program provides specialized services that are critical in aiding the investigation, prosecution process and ensures healing for the child victims. The program serves all children who are alleged victims of child abuse, which includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, witness to family violence, drug endangered children, and trafficked children. The main goal of this program is to use the multi-disciplinary team approach to ensure that all abused children who go through the system are not re-victimized by the very system designed to protect them. Another goal is to provide evidence based trauma focused treatment services that will help reduce the negative impact of abuse. When a child discloses allegations concerning sexual and/or severe physical abuse, a forensic interview is conducted.  All referrals for interviews must come from Law Enforcement and/or DSS. The Team (Law Enforcement, Department of Social Services, Guardian ad Litem, Hospital personnel, Mental Health personnel, and representatives from the Solicitor’s office) observes the interview via closed circuit television in an adjoining room. The interviewer follows a nationally recognized protocol to gather information pertaining to the abuse allegations. Following the interview, the findings are discussed with the team and non-offending caregiver and a safety plan is devised.  If the interview findings warrant it, a forensic medical examination will be scheduled and provided by Hopeful Horizons' Child Abuse Medical provider. The team (Multi-Disciplinary Team) makes recommendations which may include, counseling, family advocacy, and follow up services. The MDT meets twice a month for case discussions, to assure that no child falls through the cracks.
Budget $684,000.00
Short Term Success Short term successes include: 1. Increase collaborative/response system 2. Reduce the impact of abuse
Long Term Success To increase successful prosecution of child abuse cases and enhance the effectiveness of the system in handling child abuse cases with the child's well being as the focus.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Under each short term goals are indicators which are monitored by various measurement tools: 1. Increase Collaborative/Response System  Indicator#1: 80% of cases referred to Hope Haven by law enforcement and DSS will be processed within 10 days of referral (measurend by our electronic client tracking sytem) Inidcator #2: 75% of non-offending caregivers will report receiving seamless and integrated services from Hope Haven (measured by administration of a Caregiver Satisfaction Survey upon completion of services. Indicator #3: 80% of MDT members will participate in monthly case review Tracked by all sign-in sheets for case review meetings Indicator #4: 70% of MDT members will report high team functioning based on annual survey (all MDT members complete an annual survey at the end of each calendar year) Indicator #5: 85% of survey completed by Law Enforcement and DSS personnel will indicate that the forensic interview process provided them with more thorough knowledge of the evidence of the case (Law Enforecement and DSS personnel complete a forensic interview survey which captures the data)   2. Reducing the impact of abuse   Indicator #1: 75% of families will follow through with mental health recommendations (tracked by our client tracking system) Indicator #2: 80% of families will follow through with medical recommendations (tracked by our client tracking system) Indicator #3: 80% of families will have an average posttest score of between 20 and 25 on the CSA indicating increased abilities to protect their children after receiving services from the program (Caregiver Self Assessment survey completed by caregivers before and after services) Indicator #4: Children/families who complete mental health treatment will have a decreased Posttest score of at least 12 on the UCLA-PTSD Index (administer pre and post clinical measurement)
Description Hopeful Horizons' Rape Crisis Intervention Program provides 24/7 advocacy and support for victims for rape and their loved ones. The program serves adult victims of rape, sexual assault and incest and the loved ones impacted by the crime.The main goal of the Rape Crisis Intervention Program is to ensure that at least 80% of rape victims served will receive critical services at the point of crisis which can help pave the way for healing and recovery. Our 24/7 crisis intervention services provide support, medical and court advocacy, and counseling for victims and their families. Our victim advocate offers crisis counseling over the phone or in person, makes appropriate referrals for services that victims need, ensures that rape victims have proper access to medical care, provides information regarding reporting procedures and provides overall emotional support. Victims and loved ones also have access to our counseling services by our full-time licensed professional counselors. Our counselors provides individual, family and group counseling.
Budget $269,384.00
Short Term Success Victims of sexual assault will receive professional support in a timely manner
Long Term Success Mitigate the long term impact of sexual assault/rape by providing professional intervention and victim advocacy at the point of crisis.
Strategy No
Program Success Monitored BY Logic model to monitor results. Tools used include surveys, standardized treatment measurements.
Description Hopeful Horizons' prevention programs focus on addressing the root causes of sexual violence and helps families build on the protective factors that make them strong to prevent child abuse and neglect. In the field of prevention, this is called primary prevention. We believe that the protection of children from  abuse is the responsibility of adults and as such Hopeful Horizons prevention program equips adults who care for children with the knowledge and skills to prevent, react and respond responsibly to child sexual abuse. We utilize a curriculum developed by Darkness to Light called Stewards of Children: Adults Resolving Child Sexual Abuse in Community. Hope Haven partners with local school districts to implement this program with all incoming/new teachers. Hopeful Horizons has also partnered with a national organization called Men can Stop Rape to implement the Men of Strength (MOST) Clubs in local middle and high schools. We facilitate a total of 8 clubs in six different schools. The MOST Club is considered to be the country's premier primary violence prevention program for mobilizing young men to prevent sexual and dating violence. MOST Club provides young men with a structured and supportive space to build individualized definitions of masculinity that promote healthy relationships. The club employs a 22-week curriculum profiled by the National Crime Prevention Council as one of our nation's promising strategies to prevent domestic violenct crimes. Hopeful Horizons also implements an evidence based program called Strengthening Families Program which is a 14 week program for families to grow their family skills and reduce problem behaviors and improve family relationships.
Budget $204,000.00
Short Term Success Adults who recieve the Stewards of Children training will experience an increase in knowledge on the dynamics of child sexual abuse, strategies to prevent, potential signs of abuse and steps to take when abuse happens. Boys participating in the MOST Clubs will learn how culture impacts their views about manhood and they will start to be able to discern what those messages might mean and how they impact behaviors. Families who graduate from the Strengthening Families will experience increased positive communication, child compliance, positive discipline and structured family time.
Long Term Success The long term goal of our child sexual abuse prevention program is the establishment of sound child protection policies in all child/youth serving organizations which includes all staff/volunteers being properly trained. Adults who are for children will also be more likely to make reports of suspected abuse. The long term goal for the MOST Clubs is change the culture of violence among our male young adults where violence is no longer part of the norm in defining masculinity. The long term goal of the Strengthening Families Program is to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY All prevention programs have established/standardized pre and post test used to measure success.

Victims tell us the first time they have felt safe in months is the moment when they reach the privacy of a Hopeful Horizons’ bedroom. Finally, they can sleep peacefully, knowing they will not be terrorized or attacked. Our comfortable, 6,000 square-foot shelter includes six bedrooms; a large living area; a children’s room; a spacious, modern kitchen where residents take turns preparing meals and a private, fenced-in play area for children. The shelter can house up to 24 residents.

Supportive counseling, therapy, a children’s activities program, victim advocacy, legal assistance and case management services can all be accessed onsite. Once approved for shelter, adult clients and their children may stay up to 60 days.  Former shelter residents can still access services through our outreach program. Often adult clients and their children will attend individual and/or group counseling after they have left the shelter. Our staff understands that women may return to an abusive partner six to nine times before they make a final break. Former clients finding themselves in dangerous situations once more are encouraged to call for shelter without fear of prejudice. Male victims of domestic violence and women with male children 18 or older receive other shelter options.

Budget $800,000.00
Short Term Success

90% of shelter residents will learn strategies to enhance their safety

70% of shelter resident will exit into more permanent housing

80% of clients will learn about new resources to meet their needs
80% of transitional housing clients will move into permanent housing 
Long Term Success Domestic violence victims will find safety at our emergency shelter when fleeing domestic violence. They will be connected to resources that will help get them into more permanent housing away from the abuser. They will receive legal assistance to meet the variety of needs that victims have such as obtaining protective orders, divorce, child custody. They will also heal from their trauma by participating in our therapy program/services.
Program Success Monitored BY Surveys are used at intake and upon completion of services
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $3,029,400.00
Projected Expenses $3,029,400.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$213,973$240,308$306,142
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$282$187$212
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$5,000$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$905,343$895,556$680,683
Administration Expense$41,322$72,624$59,543
Fundraising Expense$81,630$15,486$23,140
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.981.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%91%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%2%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$324,493$335,958$374,692
Current Assets$167,938$201,395$260,163
Long-Term Liabilities$0$35,201$45,500
Current Liabilities$32,145$15,030$22,684
Total Net Assets$292,348$285,727$306,508
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.2213.4011.47
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%10%12%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Dates Sept 2012 to Sept 2015
Amount Raised To Date 200000 as of July 2015
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2020
Organization Comments Our main challenge at Hopeful Horizons is raising the funds that fuel our core programs/services. In addition, the demands for our professional services continue to increase each year and the number of victims/families we serve also increase each year. Hopeful Horizons' Board of Directors is diligent about making fund development a priority. The organization continues to implement a fund development plan that focuses on cultivating/stewarding donors and increasing individual donor contributions. The national giving data continues to show us that individuals make up the majority of giving in our country. At Hopeful Horizons, we strive to mirror the national giving data in order to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization.
Nonprofit Hopeful Horizons
Address PO Box 1775
Beaufort, SC 299011775
Primary Phone (843) 524-2256 6137
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Suryani (Shauw Chin) Capps
Board Chair Mr Andre Nougaret
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 1998
Former Names
Hope Cottage, Inc.
Hope Haven
Citizen's Opposed to Domestic Abuse