Our Founder

Sheila J. Locatelli, Founder, CEO


Sheila Locatelli is a native Clevelander and began her journey approximately 17 years ago. She has mentored women, coached and facilitated self development classes for dozens of women with a diversity of age, and background. Many of the women often had challenges transitioning themselves into society after “life situations” left them feeling hopeless.

Sheila’s sincerity, dedication, time, and efforts are works proven daily. “I will continue to work diligently towards our mission to “mentor women in transition, offer encouragement, and provide support services and development programs”.   She is also certified as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, which will assist in better understanding many of the women who will be served by Women of Hope.

As a member of New Community Bible Fellowship in Cleveland Heights, Sheila came into contact with women of diverse backgrounds and economic status.   As a member, she found confirmation about her passion in assisting women who have a need to be empowered to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Sheila knows that hope is a “commodity” in many lives of the homeless, but believes that having “Hope” that change can and will happen in their lives is absolutely necessary.

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