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COVID-19 Public Statement

Dear HopeQuest Family,

There is no doubt that we are living in unprecedented times as together we face realities and concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  At the HopeQuest Ministry Group, nothing matters more to us than the physical, emotional and spiritual health of those men God has entrusted to us for help. In doing our part to face this challenge well, we have continued to execute policies we have had in place that keep our clients, families, and staff safe.  Because of our normal preparation, we have been able to follow the recommended best communicated by the CDC while continuing to provide the appropriate treatment for our clients as it applies to their recovery. During this extraordinary time, we want to give extra focus to ensure the safety of HopeQuest clients and staff. Below you will find several key questions answered. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Wisdom involves communicating, following guidelines, praying, and ultimately trusting God. We promise to do all four together with you as I know God will continue to guide and protect us all.

  1. Is HopeQuest still open and taking new clients?
    • The short answer is yes. Not only are we continuing to take in new clients, HopeQuest might very well be the safest place they can be as they work on their recovery.
    • In times like these, addiction flourishes with uncertainty, isolation and other challenges. As addiction takes advantage of this crisis and spirals men deeper, please remember only recovery saves lives impacted by addiction. We must stay open to continue to serve those men who are finally ready to take a real step toward freedom and hope.
    • We have revised our admissions department pre-screening and screening process to include specific health screenings, international and domestic travel, and family members’ risk potential. Anyone deemed a possible risk will not be allowed on campus. 
    • We currently have clients in Residential, PHP, and Transitional Living housing. Please pray for their safety (see increased protocols and info below). Most of all pray for their continued transformation and recovery.
    • If you need more info about an admission or potential client, please contact our Admissions Team, as they would be happy to help you make an informed and wise decision.
  1. How are we keeping clients and staff safe?
    • We normally adhere to universal healthcare precaution measures to prevent the spread of any infection and have elected to add additional measures to ensure the health of our clients, employees, and visitors. These include following CDC guidelines especially in the areas of handwashing, sanitizing living/workspaces, and social distancing.
    • We have canceled all outings and off-campus activities for the clients.
    • We have restricted visitor access at our residences.
    • Our medical team has done additional training with both the clients and staff to ensure they are aware of all policies and practices meant to keep everyone safe.
    • All clients and staff have regular health and temperature checks by our medical team.
    • We have protocols in place and are prepared to isolate/quarantine staff or clients that are exposed or test positive for COVID-19 in order to ensure client and staff safety.
  1. What about HopeQuest events and meetings?
    • Family sessions are being done via technology to limit contact.
    • We are working on contingency plans for our April Reclaiming Families Weekend.
    • All Walking Free, Journey, and Freedom Experience groups are not meeting in person and, where possible, will move to online formats for the foreseeable future.
    • The Journey Retreat has been canceled. A decision will be made later regarding the Walking Free Retreat as it is not until the last weekend in April.
  1. What can you do to help HopeQuest?
    • Pray – while we follow the guidelines of experts and direction from authorities, our trust is wholly in God. Please pray that God will keep our clients and staff safe. More so, pray that God would do the transforming work that only He can do. In addition, there are men and families wanting to get help so please pray all barriers to their being with us would be overcome.
    • Refer – if you know someone that is struggling, we are here to help. It is rarely the “best” time to get treatment, but it is always the “right” time. Our Admissions Team is available to answer any questions and help people make wise and informed decisions.
    • Give – every single year our financial partners make it possible for men that could otherwise not afford help to receive it. Around 80% of our operating costs are generated via program revenue including insurance and client fees. That allows us to point 100% of our donations toward client scholarships and not operating expenses. With the economic impact of this crisis, your help is needed more than ever. Please consider helping us help others by donating. Every gift you share makes a significant difference.

We are so thankful for you. Know that your help really does make a difference. It is a huge encouragement for me, the staff and our clients to know that you are praying for us. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.


Troy Haas 


Sexual Integrity Leadership Summit 2019

What if local church leaders could gather together to share insights, tools, and resources that would allow them to address sexual integrity in their own unique environments? What impact could that have on the Church as a whole?

Introducing the Sexual Integrity Leadership Summit.

This collaborative, three-day event will bring together experts in the field with those who are ministering to the hurting body of Christ. Gain Biblical wisdom, practical tools, and clear next steps to lead others toward sexual wholeness. Join us to move from feeling helpless to feeling hopeful.

Sexual Integrity Leadership Summit

May 2-4, 2019

Marietta, GA

Only $99 Through February 28th!

Here’s what a few attendees from our inaugural 2018 event had to say:

“It seemed like there were a lot of people and ministries that didn’t know each other existed, but it was amazing to see the contacts being made, and people realizing they don’t have to do it all alone.”

“Excellent speakers! Excitement over the growing unity and response to sexual issues in the Church.”

“The table group discussions were so diverse and eye-opening. Very helpful to get different perspectives and ideas for my own ministry.”

“The speakers were awesome, not only in their own proficiency, but in their ability to relate and their accessibility.”

“It helped having a pastor’s perspective. I thought it brought a good dose of realism to the talks. I appreciated his emphasis on taking time and working within a church’s particular culture.”


We want to help equip the people leading your faith community. Please consider forwarding this email to someone who should know about the event, or click here for other ways to share.


Don’t Miss It! Stay Connected

We always have many things happening at HopeQuest and we try to keep our friends and partners informed and engaged.  We would like to take a few minutes and briefly share the ways you can stay connected with us!

Our Website 

Our website had a big facelift last year and is a great way to connect with us.  The site has a great deal of information available about our programs and other resources.  The tabs labeled “What We Treat,” “Treatment Programs,” and “Training and Consulting” found on the front-page share more about who we are and what we do.  To make a donation or volunteer your services please click on the “About Us” tab and scroll through the drop-down menu to “Donate or Volunteer.” 

Our Blog 

On the HopeQuest Blog, you will find general articles of interest, happenings, and announcements. Additionally, “weekly” highlights from our support groups such as TREK, Walking Free, and Journey are also posted here along with snippets from program materials that offer help and insight to recovery living.

If you want to read more posts specifically about Trek, Walking Free, or Journey, simply click the highlighted tag at the end of the post.

Social Media

If you are on the go, social media makes it super easy to stay connected and engaged.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Facebook: @HopeQuest

General program and ministry information is available here, as well as encouraging and informative Posts and Notes for you to engage with…

Twitter: @Hopequestgroup

Tweets throughout the day for you to connect with….

Instagram: @hopequestgroup

Here you will find pictures of the campus, volunteer work, events, and other things to engage you….

LinkedIn: HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc.

If you do have a LinkedIn account, consider connecting and engaging with us professionally!


Special Announcement

HopeQuest and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Troy Haas has been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the HopeQuest Ministry Group.  Troy has been a part of the HopeQuest team since its inception.  Prior to being named Chairman and CEO, Troy has served as the Executive Director of HopeQuest for the past 5 years, leading HopeQuest in the day to day operations and giving oversight and vision to the Executive Team.  Previously to serving as the Executive Director, Troy was the Director of Restoration Ministries at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA for 15 years.

Please join us in welcoming Troy Haas as our new Chairman and CEO.

Upcoming Event: CityFest 2017!  

Saturday, September 30th Noon-10:00 pm –Woodstock City Park & Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater, Downtown Woodstock, GA

Hello! We are reaching out to you as supporters of HopeQuest in hopes of gaining your support for this great event coming up in just under two weeks… CityFest 2017 in downtown Woodstock at the amphitheater!
This event is committed to improving the community through charity, and finding charity through community. It is a great idea, and as a first-year event needs all the help it can get to become a lasting event that can truly have an impact on our community. There are 10 charities that will benefit from this event this year, HopeQuest being one of them.
Attendees will pay $10 to come watch the performers on stage, and the charge for children to get an all-day bounce house pass will be $15 (only $5 for the 2-5 yr. old kids to bounce on the smaller bounce houses). There are 10 different inflatables, so it will be really great for the families. Food will be on site, and the bands are fantastic. These performers are local performers who play regularly in different worship bands.
Shelley Johnson, Chinua Hawk, The Hot Hearts (The Westbrookes), Tall Bear, Blonde River and last… The Northpoint InsideOut Band. The bands play from 2pm until 10pm and the bounce houses open at noon. The charities will all be present, sharing their stories, and working to raise volunteers up from the attendees.

Where we need your help…

  • Please plan on coming to this event and consider being an attendee and a volunteer.
  • Please post this event on your social media, link to this facebook event:
  • Please email this information out to your friends and network and ask them to volunteer if they can, here is the volunteer page:
  • If you can help take posters out to your network, please do, as it will help to establish this event. You can email info@healthsprout.com in order to plan to pick up posters in downtown Woodstock.
  • You can also go straight to this website www.cityfestwoodstock.com and then to this link on the site to download the poster and print it as a flyer to pass out –


Your help is so appreciated!! This is going to be a great annual event,
an encouragement to HopeQuest, and you can be a huge part of it! Thank you so much and blessings to you!!

A Letter from Pastor Johnny Hunt…

Dear Friends:

Have you been spending tens of thousands or know someone who has for addiction programs which leave the client spinning in despair and not achieving freedom?  After experiencing similar failures, we have supported the development of and recommend the HopeQuest Ministry Group.

HopeQuest is a Professional, Christian, Intensive 12-Week (90-days) residential recovery program for persons who struggle with alcohol abuse, substance (drug) abuse, and other addictions.  This God honoring ministry has helped my family and friends, and I regularly support it.

If you have a need or know of a need in this area, I highly recommend you check our HopeQuest!

Blessings, Johnny Hunt

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia