Help With Love is a program of Hope Ministries that serves the broader community of St. Joseph County. Our staff includes one full time program director, Amy Houghtaling, one part time helpline supervisor, and six helpline advisor volunteers.
Amy Houghtaling is originally from Dallas, TX. After living in Venezuela for three years she completed a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. During this time she served as the International Missions Director at the Pomona-Claremont Vineyard Church. In 2008 she moved to New York City, where she worked as the Director of Social Services at a city contracted homeless shelter for single male substance abusers. After a brief time back in Texas, she moved to South Bend, IN in 2013 and worked at the Center for the Homeless. In February of 2014, shortly after Help With Love joined forces with Hope Ministries, Amy was hired to direct this program.