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Cardinal Hope
House Foundation

About us

Our Team

Steven L Henderson, CPM is a retired Medical Device Product Development professional with over 35 years in industry and contributed to the release of hundreds of innovative products to improve patient care from Orthopedic implants to Cardiovascular Surgical instrumentation. His experiences range from building-up Start-up businesses to supporting efforts at Fortune 50 companies. Steve is currently a Program Director and Board Member of another Cincinnati based nonprofit organization who create free custom solutions for people with disabilities. He also continues to remain active providing mentorship to University of Cincinnati Engineering Students towards their professional development.

Brian A. Dickerson

Brian A. Dickerson is a retired police lieutenant from California. During his twenty-eight year career as a peace officer he held a myriad of assignments which were focused around the mental health related disciplines. Those assignments included; mental health community officer, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) liaison, mental health team supervisor, crisis negotiations team supervisor/manager, and department peer support team co-founder/manager. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from California State University Hayward.

About us

At Cardinal Hope House Foundation, our mission is to create a supportive and inclusive community for individuals facing mental health challenges by providing safe and stable housing options. We believe that everyone deserves a place to call home, and our foundation is dedicated to empowering individuals with mental health conditions to live fulfilling lives through access to suitable housing and comprehensive support services. By fostering an environment of understanding and compassion, we aim to break down stigmas surrounding mental health and promote a society where everyone can thrive.

Our Story

We met and were married over 25 years ago after meeting in a nursing home rehab facility where Kevin had been Melissa’s grandmother’s physical therapist (assistant). We have 3 children and stay busy.

Melissa has a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. She’s had a passion to serve those with mental health needs. Being a licensed counselor has been a perfect way to help people with their day-to-day lives. She went into private practice 4 years ago and has hit the ground running. She has seen first-hand the need for Transitional Housing and helping her clients reach their full potential.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Broadcasting. Later he earned an Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy and is a licensed PTA. He has worked in a variety of settings and currently works in home health. He’s had an interest in real estate and at one time was a real estate agent. As a real estate investor, he understands the need to solve housing insecurity and is excited to blend health care and real estate.

Together we combine our background, experiences, and focus to deliver a housing option that will serve our clients specifically and the community at-large.