Awards & Recognitions

Certification in the Standards for Excellence program is bestowed only to the most well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated compliance with 57 specific Standards for Excellence as outlined in the Louisiana Standards for Excellene: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. Based on honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability, the codes are premised on eight areas of nonprofit management and governance:

  1. Mission and Program
  2. Governing Body
  3. Conflict of Interest
  4. Human Resources
  5. Financial and Legal
  6. Openness
  7. Fundraising
  8. Public Affairs and Public Policy

Hope House of Central Louisiana is proud of our certification in the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Standards for Excellence; and Ethics and Accountability programs ( Rest can stay same until the last paragraph ) change to Hope House of Central Louisiana met & complied with and integrated standards for excellence into all of it activities, programs and services. The LANO Standards for Excellence Program is no longer active in the Louisiana Chapter. More information on the standards can be found at

 Hope House was the recipient of the Central LA  Better Business Bureau’s Nonprofit Torch Award 2013. We are proud of this recognition.

 Hope House was the recipient of the City of Alexandria Human Relations Commission’s.

The Hope House Executive Director, Sandy Ray, was recognized by the YWCA Decades of Woman as a recipient of the 60's Distinguished Woman of the Year award for 2014.