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Jennifer has worked with New HOPE of McDowell for over ten years and has a background in Human Services. In addition to her duties as Executive Director, Jennifer also provides direct services to clients and the community as a court advocate, speaker, and more. She also maintains and manages both of the agency's Outreach Thrift Stores.  

Casee began working with New HOPE over 3 years ago.  She has a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Women's Studies from UNC-Asheville.  Her main duties include overseeing staff, providing direct services as an advocate for survivors, training new team members, as well as organizing and implementing events and fundraisers.  

meet our staff

Our Directors:

Jennifer Beaty, Executive Director/Court Advocate


Casee Nelson, Shelter Manager/Program Director


Our Advocates:


Kendra Burns, Client Services Advocate


     Kendra has worked with New HOPE since January 2014.  Working with women and children is her greatest passion.  Being able to use her personal experience with domestic violence helps to better understand the clients she assists everyday to give them proof that they can overcome their current situation.  Her duties include assistance with domestic violence protective orders, case management, and crisis counseling. 

Sandra Wise, Client Services Advocate

     Sandra has a passion for helping others.  A few of her duties include answering the crisis line, assisting clients, and giving referrals throughout the community.  Once a week she prepares and facilitates a life skills group meeting with the residents of our emergency shelter.  She works another job with clients with mental health and developmental disabilities as a Direct Care Educator.  She also works as a life coach.  Sandra is currently enrolled at Western Piedmont Community College for an associates degree in General Office Administration.   

Tina Laughter, Client Services Advocate

     Tina has been with New HOPE for over 2 years.  She provides direct services to our clients by answering the crisis line, providing information, and listening to the clients needs to help empowering them to make the most informed decisions.  

New Team Members!

CJ McCauleyClient Services Advocate

Angila CondreyClient Services Advocate

Angelic MalloryClient Services Advocate

Kala Fink, Client Services Advocate

We are staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week and have staff that work during the day, evenings, nights, and weekends. All of our advocates receive training and monthly education to ensure that they are prepared to provide the best services possible to victims, survivors, and their families.