WHO WE ARE

Ray of Hope is a 501(c)3 multi-service organization that is committed to helping adult and child survivors and their families find the services they need in ONE place to recover from child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and stalking. We work from a victim-centered, strengths-based approach to empower survivors and their families on their journey towards safety and healing. Our mission is to facilitate a coordinated, community response and to provide hope and support to children and families impacted by abuse.


We believe that we all have a shared responsibility to keep children and families safe by preventing family violence, protecting our most vulnerable and advocating for change in our community. If you need help, please call our 24-hour crisis line at 918.214.8886.


Serving Washington, Nowata and Osage Counties. All services are provided without cost.


Child Advocacy Center services include:

  • Multidisciplinary Team Joint Response
  • Forensic Interviews
  • Forensic Medical Exams (SAFE-NOW)
  • Victim Support and Advocacy
  • Child Abuse Prevention Education and Resources
  • Foster Clothing and Resource Closet
  • Trauma-Informed Individual and Family Counseling
  • Non-Offending Parent Education (NOPE) Group
  • Parenting Classes

Certified Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking services include:

  • Emergency Protective Order Assistance
  • Safety Planning
  • Risk and Lethality Assessment
  • Needs Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Emergency Alternative Shelter and Resources
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Court Advocacy and Accompaniment
  • Trauma-Informed Individual and Family Counseling
  • Survivor’s Support Group
  • Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Resources
  • Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Strangulation Forensic Medical Exams (SAFE-NOW)

OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to facilitate a coordinated, community response and to provide hope and support to children and families impacted by abuse.

WHERE WE CAME FROM

As a collaborative effort to reduce the trauma that occurs following child abuse disclosure, the Washington County Multidisciplinary Team established Ray of Hope Advocacy Center in May of 2005 and has been an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance since 2006. Since opening, the center has provided services to more than 4,500 children and adults in Washington, Nowata and Osage counties. Bringing together representatives from many disciplines (law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy), Ray of Hope facilitates improved communication and team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of abuse cases. In 2019, Ray of Hope because certified by the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General to serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

STAFF

Rhonda Hudson,
Executive Director
rhonda@rayofhopeac.org

Kara Marts, MSW,
Program Manager & Forensic Interviewer
kara@rayofhopeac.org

Christian Boomershine
Family Advocate
christian@rayofhopeac.org 

Yocelin Clayborn
Program Support
yocelin@rayofhopeac.org 

Bobee Horn
Advocate
bobee@rayofhopeac.org 

Shelbi Vik
Case Manager
shelbi@rayofhopeac.org

Michelle Ramsey, LPC
Counselor
michelle@rayofhopeac.org 

Lori Moynihan, RN, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Forensic Nurse Examiner
lgm@rayofhopeac.org 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Colin Goodhart, President

Champagne Kane, Vice-President

Lynsea Freeman, Treasurer

Lisa Martinez, Secretary

Jordan Ihrig

Nathan Barham

Chris Jones

Juli Merciez

Michal Lindblom

Josh Waddell

Deb Anthony

Kendra Deaton

Rev. Kelley Becker

Michael Colaw

Beth Dorsey

Annie Saltsman