Sara Trollinger is the Founder of National House of Hope and House of Hope Orlando, the national model.
In the early 1980’s, while teaching school, Sara was led by the Lord to establish a faith-based ministry for helping troubled teens. In 1985, Sara started House of Hope in Orlando, FL. House of Hope is a Christ-centered, residential program where hurting, troubled teens can find hope, healing and restoration.
In 2001, Sara started National House of Hope to serve as a catalyst and resource for the development and support of House of Hope Affiliates and other organizations. To date, there are more than 10 House of Hope Affiliates and other residential homes for teens trained by NHOH.
Graduating with a Bachelors Degree from the University of North Carolina and obtaining a Masters Degree from the University of South Florida, Sara taught for 25 years in Orlando, FL. For 15 of those years, she taught emotionally handicapped youth. Teaching became the catalyst for Sara’s vision to start House of Hope.
Sara toured with Women of Faith as a speaker and is the author of 12 books, the most familiar of which is Unglued and Tattooed. She is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award for the National Religious Alliance Against Pornography, the recipient of the Florida Family Council Family Champion Award and has received the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International.