Olivia's House of Hope

Janine Kramer brings to Olivia's House of Hope:

  • Compassion--born from both her history as an abuse survivor and the love of Christ that has transformed her
  • Experience--15 years advocating for men, women, and children in various nonprofit leadership positions
  • Connections--Relationships with personnel in local courts, corrections, recovery programs, business leadership, and the community at large.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information or a presentation on our Programs/Services. You can email us by simply clicking on the button below.

Annie Tepfer
is the project coordinator for the Renville County Chemical Health Coalition named "RAPAD"

Susan Williams
former editor of The Renville Country Register. She is also a former business owner with 30 years of experience in medical management.

WE BUILD . . .

  • Relationships
  • Self Respect
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Physical and Mental Wellness


  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Financial Management
  • Volunteering/Community Service


  • Bible Studies
  • AA/NA
  • Employment Referrals
  • Educational Alternatives

get Hope

If you or someone you wish to refer needs the hope we offer, click the black button below for an application to print, complete, and mail in to us.


Olivia's House of Hope is a non-profit faith based program for women in transition. We provide a foundation of spiritual growth building HOPE and new direction towards right living

our board of directors

God put it in my heart to follow His purpose and plan for my life by starting this non-profit faith based transitional house I now call Olivia's House of Hope. Being a victim of abuse for many years moved me to change who I was in order to help others."

                                             -Janine Kramer

Our DIRECTOR / founder

Brace up your minds; be sober. Set your HOPE wholly & unchangeably on the grace that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Live as children of obedience; do not conform yourselves to the desire in your former ignorance.But as the One who called is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct & manner of living.

1st Peter 1: 13, 14, & 15

Jolene Ervin
Is a recovering alcoholic and has been sober for over 24 years. She has a degree in Human Services and currently works as a licensed Real Estate Broker

Terri Tuma
is a former teacher who taught grades 1st - 4th with Title I at BOLD elementary for 37 years before retiring in 2012.

Charles Williams
is a recipient of "The Employer of the Year award" given out by the Department of Human Services (DHS) from the state of Illinois.

gIVE Hope

If you would like to join our team of volunteers bringing transformation to women, click the black button below for an application to print, complete, and mail in to us.

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Lori Clasemann
She brings years of experience working with individuals and families who are working through crisis situations. She currently is the director of CIRCLE "Creative Integration of Resources for a Cohesive Life for Everyone."

A Renville, MN non-profit 

Wendell Veurink
is a Training/Mentoring Coordinator at Greater Minnesota Family Services.