Charitable Support

Hope House has a long history of helping homeless women.

Their organization originally started when Dr. Lee Beth Lindquist had a dream to help homeless women and their children in the Huntersville, North Carolina who needed a hand-up, not a hand-out. These women were not victims of abuse, were not recovering from drugs or alcohol, and were not chronically mentally ill. They were simply situationally homeless because of what life handed them and needed time to get back on their feet.

Realizing there was no temporary housing support system for this vulnerable group within a 21-mile radius of Lake Norman, Dr. Lindquist rallied the entire community to support her vision and mission by building and operating a transitional home.

They are a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization established in March 2005. Within four years of inception, the community embarked upon a major renovation led by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association to construct a two-level facility to house up to 12 residents for up to six months. They opened this facility in December 2009 with temporary assistance from The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. Today, they have an excellent staff responsible for running the foundation that includes an executive director, administrative assistant, volunteer coordinator, house manager, and a large team of volunteers who manage the housing 24/7. Their collaborative partners, including The Ada Jenkins Center, offer case management services, career support, life skills training, and affordable housing options.

This is an organization that is making a difference in the lives of women, and they appreciate every donation they receive.


The idea for the ANSWER Scholarship began more than a decade ago.  Susan Andersen was able to put herself through college, in part, because of a four-year partial scholarship that she received from a Charlotte-based organization. Extremely grateful, she vowed to give back one day to the community that believed in her.

From that desire, ANSWER was born and many others have joined what Susan began.

ANSWER has funded 83 scholarships to 44 women since 2006. Thanks to gifts from individuals, organizations, and houses of worship, more women are thriving personally and economically. We’ve helped remarkable mothers in the Charlotte region earn college degrees and become strong and self-sufficient. Their children are inspired to follow their moms’ example and work harder in school.

ANSWER is a nonprofit. We invite you to learn more about our work here. If you’re encouraged by what you see, please make a tax-deductible donation today, helping more women achieve their dream of a college education and economic advancement.