In the year 2000, our President and Founding Partner, Mary Wise, had a desire to create something larger than herself which would have an impact on individual lives and the greater community; thus forming Georgia HOPE. A year later, Mary was joined by long-time friend and former colleague, Tanya Smith, who served as Business Partner and CEO until 2016. In the beginning, our partners worked diligently by not only building the infrastructure of our agency but also exuding their passion by providing direct services to families. By always placing importance on what would best serve the community, these partners set the tone for a culture of excellence at Georgia HOPE. With their continued leadership, along with the addition of current CEO, Nikki Raymond, we are proud to have vastly grown the access to services for residents in Georgia. It is this culture that continues to drive our commitment to high quality community-based services.