HOAP gives HOPE to our FUTURE!
Founder and CEO: Lakeshia Gilbert
Lakeshia has a well-rounded educational background in the areas of Criminal Justice, Business Management, Human Services and Psychology. She worked for Kent County 17th Circuit Court –Family Division for over a decade as a Youth Specialist and a Surveillance Officer dealing with at risk youth and their families. After returning back to school to obtain her Masters of Psychology she shifted gears in her career and began working with survivors of abuse as a Crisis Intervention Advocate. Lakeshia saw a substantial need in the Grand Rapids area for adolescents with unexpected pregnancies, as she was also a teen mother.