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Renewed Hope Center

        Is a place of hope for those needing direction in life. The training center offers various programs to help individuals move forward with their lives. By Equipping the Mind of students with valuable information learned from the “Focus Point Career Development” program, students are able to discover what career is best for them and learn how to get the job they want.
      Many people are hurting from the stresses and difficulties that they encounter from life situations. Healing the Heart through faith based counseling is provided for those who may not be able to afford a licensed counselor but need a compassionate person with a listening ear to understand. Mental Health counseling is provided on a sliding scale bases. Through small support groups, relationships are built to help encourage others going through similar difficulties and challenges. 

      Renewed Hope Center offers services to families, men, women and children. Our programs include "Equipping the Mind" education through out of school programs like, Focus Point- Career Development Class, Individual Career Counseling, Career – Life Youth Enrichment Program Computer Lab, Entrepreneurial Training, Personal Development, Mental Health Counseling, Faith Based Counseling, Support Groups, Mentoring and more.
        Renewing the Spirit
is the goal with all of our services as we help an individual take charge of their circumstances, gain a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem, and learn how to get on a path of success.

Renewed Hope Center offers services to families, men, women and children. Our programs include "Equipping" education through out of school programs, Focus Point Career Development, Life skill career development, entrepreneurial training, family development, Faith Based Counseling, support groups, mentoring, spiritual guidance and ministry outreach.

Renewed Hope Center offers classes at various scheduled times throughout the year. To view our program options, click here.

Renewed Hope Center is also looking for volunteers and businesses that would be interested in supporting our efforts to bring encouragement and direction to those in need. Be sure to check out our Volunteer Opportunities and Business pages.

Renewed Hope Center
Trudy Godwin, Executive Director

You can get involved in this exciting and wonderful opportunity of reaching out to others.

Your generous tax-deductible gifts are appreciated!


       In 1980, while studying Business Administration at UNO, Trudy Godwin began her career by managing a sixty-bed hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

       In September of 1985 Trudy volunteered with Community Christian Concern (CCC) in New Orleans East, an outreach committed to helping the poor and homeless through advocacy and referral, food and clothing services, transitional housing, life skills and job readiness courses. After gaining experience at CCC, Trudy took a two-year leave of absence to continue her education at ORU in Psychology.

       When she returned, in 1994, Trudy became the Executive Director of CCC, a position she held until Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

       Through a series of events, in March 2008 Trudy collaborated with Operation Blessing International to open Renewed Hope Center in Slidell, LA.

      In her own words, “As a long time resident of Slidell and experienced twenty five years of working with those in need, I am excited about the opportunity that Operation Blessing International gave to our community in helping establish Renewed Hope Center in March 2008 and their commitment to supply start up funding for it's first two years. We wouldn't be here without them. I also look forward to working with all those who will find a heart connection to our mission and who will help build on Operation Blessings compassion and concern for our area. Without you, we can not continue to do what we have been established to do and fulfill our mission of equipping the mind, healing the heart and renewing the spirit.” We invite you to join us in helping change lives.