House of Eli is a faith-based 501 (c)(3) transitional living home for at-risk boys, ages 18-21. It is a safe place where broken boys come to find a new life. Living in a family setting, training in the "family-owned" businesses, and developing the disciplines to become strong, independent men are the hallmarks of this 'life-change academy."



House of Eli provides young men a place to call home while being provided services for independent living to become healthy adults within a Christ-centered environment.


After fostering boys and young men in their home over several years and serving as a volunteer at a local juvenile detention center, Tawni Hodge and her husband, Brad, had an idea of creating a home for boys within and exiting in the Juvenile Justice system.


It was through these experiences that she saw the need, and the vision for the House of Eli and thus the home was born.  Since then, House of Eli has taken shape and the dream has become a reality. 

House of Eli does not take state or federal funding instead we rely on generous donations from our friends, churches, businesses, and foundations in the community. If you'd like to help out, please consider donating for a great cause! Click the link below to donate now.


Committed to the Cause



Executive Director

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Director of Operations


Barry Cox

Vocational Training and Direct Care Supervisor

Direct Care Staff

Steve Ayers

Work-Site Supervisors

Franklin Rivas

Board of Directors

Kelli Moeller

Steve Cobb

Meredith Terrell

Tommy Reason

Sue Gregory

Theresa Dickson

Technology Support

Jeremy Moore