About Us

Hands of Hope Foundation Incorporation is a registered charity and tax deductible gift recipient that was established by a group of people who have a passion for helping the survivors of domestic violence in our community.

The Foundation seeks to practically help survivors of domestic violence who are experiencing life challenging events, by providing crisis support and emergency relief services. The Foundation also seeks to provide pathways to independence and empowerment for these women and children, through targeted life skills courses and programs which seek to equip vulnerable women to overcome life challenging events.

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible” – Christopher Reeve

Hands of Hope Foundation

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Gary Martin
Gary MartinCo-Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Gary is an accountant, church pastor, husband and father of 2 children, who has a heart for people who are vulnerable, marginalised and generally doing it tough. He has been involved with several not for profit organisations, both from a local outreach perspective, as well as an overseas mission perspective. Gary has a passion for seeing people’s lives transformed.
Deb Martin
Deb MartinCo-Founder / Secretary
Deb is a wife and mother of 2 children who has particular expertise with matters of administration and organisation. She has a particular heart for homeless mothers with children and has a passion for seeing family connections being strengthened. Deb also has experience working with an overseas focused not for profit organisation.
Adam Johnson
Adam JohnsonChairperson
Adam comes from a background of supporting clients with bad credit, in obtaining loans or financial assistance. He is a proud father, a happy husband and an active church member. Adam’s focus is on helping those facing difficult, challenging situations.
Brett Thompson
Brett ThompsonTreasurer
Brett is an accountant, husband and father of 2 children, who runs his own accounting practice. He has substantial accounting experience working with not for profit clients. Brett is passionate about helping people who are experiencing difficult life events.
Annette Latham
Annette LathamMarketing Coordinator
Annette comes from a background in nursing, administration and hospital chaplaincy.
She is a wife, mother to 2 children and grandmother to 7 grandchildren. Annette has a passion for giving emotional and spiritual care and practical support to people facing difficult times.
Alfred Brown
Alfred BrownGovernance Coordinator
Alfred’s background is in Mechanical Engineering and Quality Management. He is married with 2 children and 7 grand children and is an active church member. Having served the local community as a volunteer for many years, Alfred has a practical hands-on approach, who enjoys helping people when the need and opportunities arise.
Tracey Cooper
Tracey CooperClient Support Coordinator
Tracey is an experienced School Chaplain providing practical, social, emotional, and spiritual support to young people and their families. She has a passion to see people recognise their value, purpose and hope in life and is motivated by her love for God and love for people.