Inspired by St. Hermione
A first century Saint and a daughter of St. Phillip the Deacon. After perfecting the art of medical healing, St. Hermione devoted herself to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and prayer, offering healing of the “whole person”.
She eventually established a home in Ephesus that included a medical clinic. There, she offered spiritual and physical healing as well as housing for the poor and homeless.
We are committed to the example and person of St. Hermione, who shows both the foundation and method for the healing of the whole person. Providing a safe and supportive home for homeless women to give birth and spiritually develop and nurture the mother and child bond. Access to food, clothing, and medical and mental health services and training to learn parenting, personal, and professional skills, thereby enabling self-sufficiency, leaving homelessness and living a quality life as a family.
Free Orthopedic Clinic initiated within Shelter Health Services.
Initiation of Weekly Bible Study/prayer Group Center of Hope Women’s Shelter; Purchase of lot for future St. Hermione Home
Legal formation of St. Hermione Home, Inc.; Blessing of the Waters/home site by Metropolitan Alexios; Weekly Outreach to tent cities initiated
Awarded 501c3 Irs Tax Exempt Status
Laying of Foundation Stone for St. Hermione Home
Board of Directors & Advisors
Fr. Paul Tsahakis, MD Founder, St. Hermione Home. Priest, Holy Monasteries of Panagia Prousiotissa, Troy, NC, and St. Nektarios, Aegina. Orthopedic Surgeon, Shelter Health Services, Charlotte, NC & St. Dionysios Hospital, Aegina.
Mrs. Faye Couchell Vice President & Founder of St. Hermione Home, and Owner/Manager of Couchell Investment Company
Mr. Petros Petrou Treasurer, Founder, and member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Michael Sowyak Former CEO Shelter Health Services (Retired), Strategic Consultant, and member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Hank Hanegraaff Member of the Board of Directors, President of Christian Research Institute; Voice of “Truth Matters, Life Matters More” broadcast sponsored by The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; Voice of Hank Unplugged Podcast and Bible Answerman Broadcast; and author of over 20 Christian Books
Mrs. Anastasia Petrou Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Constantine Vrettos Experienced architect of 48 years, owner of One on One Design, and a member of the Board of Directors
Ms. Iris Smalls Hubbard Executive Director of Shelter Health Services- serves on the Boards of Keystone Substance Abuse Center and Bethel Mens Warming Center in Rock Hill SC. She created and served as past Director of ‘My Sister’s House’ Woman’s Transitional Living Center in Charlotte NC
Ms. Nena Harris, FNP-BC, CNM, PhD. has been providing primary and gynecological health care to homeless women for over 10 years. As an extension of her services at Shelter Health Services, she will provide some of the prenatal and postpartum care and education for St. Hermione Home residents
Ms. Christina Hanegraaff Director and Chaplain; Secretary of St. Hermione Board of Directors; Secretary of the Charlotte, NC Chapter of the Holy Unmercenaries Medical Society; MyOCN Community Facilitator; and Coordinator of Bible Studies and weekly clothing/food donations in Charlotte Inner-City.
Athanasios Souritzidis Member of the Board of Directors; Founder and CEO of Momentum Solar with more than 2,300 employees in 11 states; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2019; Forbes’ 30 Under 30, 2017
Fr. Constantine Shepherd A member of the Advisory Board; Priest, Annunciation Church Winston-Salem NC; IOCC Frontline Disaster Responder; First Responder Crisis Chaplain; Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Mental Health Ministries “Peace of Mind” facilitator
Fr. George Tsahakis A member of the Advisory Board
Geoffery Maibohm Geoffrey R. Maibohm, structured finance attorney and member of the board of advisors. He is a member of the Board of Shelter Health Services, Inc., and is a volunteer Certified Nursing Assistant.
Paul Dallas Internal medicine physician at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, long-term board member and volunteer physician at Bradley Free Clinic (working poor), founding member of Roanoke Rescue Mission Medical Clinic (homeless), chanter and member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Roanoke, VA.
Maria Tarasidis A member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Richmond, Virginia. I strive in all that I do to honor God, family and community.
Peter T. Keretsis Member of the Board of Advisors, Volunteer at the Panagia Prousiotissa Greek Orthodox Monastery in Troy, NC and at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC. Member of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Chaplains Association Prison Ministry Volunteer for Bible Study Ministry Assistant for the Saint Hermione Home Volunteer for Pet Therapy Ministry
Emily Hahn Wife and mother to three. Former emergency room nurse. Current Ministry Associate of weekly shelter Bible Study.