Our dedicated team is working tirelessly to help end homelessness in The Greater Seacoast Area.
Founder and Director of Seeds of Faith Ministries
She began the organization out of her simple desire to “help the homeless.” Since its inception in 2002, Theresa’s dream has grown in ways she never could have imagined, with approximately 100 volunteers working in over 12 community-based programs under her direction and guidance. Theresa’s ongoing vision to help the less fortunate is the heart and soul of the organization. Her passion for opening the Lydia’s House of Hope Transitional Housing is at center of her vision.
Theresa lives in Maine with her husband, her three children, and her grand baby. When she isn’t busy directing Seeds of Faith, Inc., Theresa enjoys being at home, cooking lasagna and meatballs, and spending time with her Lord and Savior, and her family.
Shannon has experience working with women affected by substance use and their families. She has obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and is currently attending University of New Hampshire, working toward her Master’s degree in Social Work. Her long-term goal is to become a Licensed Social Worker and provide family counseling to disadvantaged populations. Shannon is passionate about helping and equipping people so they can learn how to be their own advocate.
Shannon grew up in Massachusetts and currently resides in Rochester, New Hampshire with her husband and her two kitties. Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband and her friends, watching cat videos, going to concerts, and watching movies.
Direct Care Evening Staff
“It is inspirational to see mothers working hard toward goals in their lives and reaching them. The children are a blessing and a joy to work and play with,” says Karen. She enjoys working with the mothers and their children.
During the day, Karen works at Idlehurst Elementary School in Somersworth. She likes spending time with her two granddaughters, ages 12 and 15.
Assistant Case Manager
Lissete is a military wife and mom to a wonderful, fun and loving two year old boy. She recently moved across country from San Diego, California to New Hampshire. She is originally from Cancun, Mexico but moved to San Diego, California when she was 18.
Lissete has a BS in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University. During her undergraduate program, she volunteered at different preschools (state funded and privately funded as well) and worked as a Child Development tutor at a community college. After graduating, she worked as a Case Manager for an adoption support program for seven years. She is currently in the process of completing her Masters in Social Work from University of New Hampshire.
Laura Hogan- Administrator
Laura has rejoined the family here at Lydia’s and is considered “A Jackie of all trades”. She has her BS in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and studied Liberal Arts at UNH.
In her previous career, she has been a retail management trainee, an operations manager, a department head, a buyer, and a key account manager. Most recently she was an Executive Director for 20th Century Fox heading a sales team. After deciding on a career change and some downtime from the hectic travel schedule, Laura has settled in to her role here at Lydia’s House of Hope.
Laura resides in Somersworth with her husband, two boys, and two dogs. She loves the outdoors and has a passion for everything to do with horses! She has coached soccer, competed in Equestrian sports, gone skydiving, and has Co-Chaired the Portland Maine United Way Campaign.