My name is Jennifer Leyland and I am the Coordinator for Women with Children at Hope Cottage.  

My main duties include intakes, case management, accountability and assessments.  I also teach classes on a variety of topics including life and social skills, spiritual growth and recovery.  I also am running a discipling program for the mothers who are interested in working out some of their challenging issues and to help them prepare and build a foundation of wholeness for themselves and their children.  I have brought the program of Celebrate Recovery (CR) to Hope Cottage which is my passion to teach and encourage women to allow Jesus to heal their hearts.  I am myself a participant of CR and an example of the healing power of the principles of Jesus. I have 7.5 years clean from a long history of addiction and the destructive lifestyle that comes with it.  I am blessed with a beautiful family, my son and daughter in law and two very beautiful granddaughters who are being raised knowing who Jesus is and that He loves them more than anything.

The best part of my job is my interactions with the women we serve here.  I love to teach.  Recovery of the heart mind and soul is my passion.  It is a huge blessing to come to work and be immersed in the love of Jesus in all we do.  Another one of my favorite things is to get to see the transformation happen in so many lives.