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We are independent, nonprofit and proudly local.

We take care of families, so they can take care of their kids.

We all face adversity better when surrounded by those we love. We can overcome challenges, celebrate triumphs and endure sorrows.

Hope’s Harbor is a place where families can stay strong, stay refreshed—and stay close to their loved ones. We offer Strength Next Door.

It started as a dream…

Hope’s Harbor (formerly Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House) was founded in 1997 by American Airlines captain Jack Arnold, in response to the growing need for a “hospital hospitality house” to provide lodging and accommodations for the parents and families of critically ill children.

Today, we continue that mission, having served thousands of families since opening our doors. We now have two hospitality houses, on the campuses of Lutheran Hospital and Dupont Hospital.


Since 1997, we’ve had one purpose.

Hope’s Harbor supports children receiving medical care by providing critical hospitality services to their families.

Meet The Team


Wendy Hoering
Executive Director
Marcie Harruff
Director of Operations
Hannah Cottingham
Development Manager
Courtney Winzeler
Program Specialist
Jennifer Dempsey
Program Specialist

Board of Directors: Officers

Evan Wood
PRESIDENT, Fort Wayne Metals
Kim Murphy
VICE PRESIDENT, Ruoff Mortgage
Tyler Nix
Kara Smith
TREASURER, Baden, Gage & Schroeder

Board of Directors: Members

Joe Cohen, Immediate Past President
Barrett McNagny LLP
Lorie Ailor
The Orthopedic Hospital
Kimberley Fulkerson
Dupont Hospital
Matt Henry
Northwestern Mutual
Tammy Andrews
Lincoln Financial
Jenniffer Jordan
Kimberly Kem
MedPro Group
Jim Wilcox
Wilcox & Associates, LLC – Sandler Training
Adam Reece
MacAllister Machinery
Dan Rich
Ash Brokerage
Clinton Miller
Partners 1st
Samantha Bercot
Crowe LLP
Diana Berich Brieva
Ambulatory Care Consultants, LLC
Sadie Dillon Baatz
Barrett McNagny LLP


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