House of Protection, Inc. (formerly known as House of Hope, South Florida) is a Christian, non-denominational, not-for-profit 501(C) 3 organization, reaching youth ages 5 to 18. We are a refuge of hope for children, teens and their families, providing Pastoral Counseling, Community Workshops and a future Residential Program. We serve families in the Tri-County area of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade. Our office is located at 600 SW 3rd Street Suite 5100L Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Director of Portuguese Connection
Naides Brum was born in Brazil in December of 1960. Even though she was born in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, she did not have an easy start life. Her parents got divorced when she was 9 years old and her family was deeply involved in the occult in things like Umbanda and Candomble. She lived bound by these rituals which caused a lot of insecurity and fear in her life. She was in deep depression and had a very negative outlook for the future. Around 16 years old her life turned around when she had the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ. She received the promise that God would write a new story for her. The transformation she experienced was visible; she came out of depression, with a new perspective and vision for a bright future. She began to dream, wanted to live a purposeful life and to grow in her career to help others. She found her calling in teaching because this would enable her to help many while improving her community.
In 1982 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Language from University Federal Rio de Janiero. She then moved to Sao Paulo to work as a Portuguese Language teacher in grades Kindergarten through High School. Naides also worked as the Principal of a private Pre-K school for 9 years. While in Sao Paulo she received a graduate degree specializing in the area of Teaching Methodology for Education. She also worked as an Assistant for the Doctoral Program of Education for Pontifice University Catholic, a very prestigious and well-known private university in Brazil.
In March of 1996 she moved to the USA with her husband and her baby daughter. That same year, she gave birth to the first American boy in her family. While in American soil, she continued to teach Portuguese. She invested her focus on children and American adults who desire to speak and read in Portuguese. She worked for Cultural Center for Language Studies, a language school in Pompano Beach and also for a Foundation called ‘Vamos Falar Portugues’ (Let’s Speak Portuguese).
Her passion for Counseling began in 1998 when she went to visit More Than Conquerors Ministries in Coral Springs, FL. She received Pastoral Counseling which helped her to overcome the pain from her past experiences and to heal her wounds in the area of rejection, neglect and abuse. She was able to experience the true love of Our Living God through Jesus Christ. This experience empowered her to forgive and to build her new found life in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ever since she experienced this emotional healing, she decided to reach out and help women from all walks of life who were also wounded, to recover. She became a member of the church, volunteering in various ministries, and would host Bible studies in her home that gave her the opportunity to minister about salvation, forgiveness and deliverance, among other things. In 2005 after years of teaching in the Church Bible School, she was hired by More Than Conquerors to be the Director of the Bible School. In 2013, Pastors Aldo & Viviane Souza invited her to work side by side with them on Management and Leadership of the Church.
In 2014, Naides and a couple of friends opened a Prayer Connection Group. Through this Group: more than 100 people receive prayer every morning and night, monthly meetings are held to fellowship and conduct evangelistic outreaches to bring people to Jesus Christ and once a month, the group gathers resources to help families in need of food, money for utilities, etc.
The Lord connected Naides with House of Protection, Inc. (HOP) in 2009. Since that time, she saw the effectiveness of the Counseling Program, Community Education Workshops and Community Outreach Programs. She became a volunteer and intercessor, which has now transitioned to her leadership role as Lay Counselor, providing lay counselling in Portuguese, to all ages. Her education background, ministry experience and continued education through the American Association of Christian Counselors, such as “Treating Sexual Addictions” has equipped her for this position.