Hope House began in 2009, and the longer we walk with our neighbors in poverty, the more certain we are that nothing short of gospel restoration is the solution. Based on the requests of our neighbors and the changes they want to see in their neighborhood, we focus our efforts in five key areas: education, transportation, workforce development, addiction recovery, and financial empowerment. We have learned that short-term solutions to poverty don’t help a person truly overcome poverty, so we aim for whole-life transformation with our ministries. Thank you for joining us in this tremendous task through your generosity, your time, and your prayers. The Lord has blessed us with a community who cares for its neighbors and longs for them to know Jesus.
CHOOSE YOUR IMPACT!
It’s easier than ever to join us in the mission of alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through gospel restoration. We have joined RoundUp App, a program that lets you automatically donate your spare change monthly, and we are now on Venmo! Learn more here and choose your impact by donating one of the following amounts:
Jobs for Life, Faith & Finances, or 24/7 Dad: $20 for class materials for a student, $100 for one graduation meal, or $250 for materials for one class
Driver Ready Program: $20 for transfer fees for one car, $60 for gas for one car, or $200 for repairs for one car
Affordable Christmas: $20 for Bibles for one family, $100 for toys for one child, or $300 for toys for one family
Kris battled addiction for most of his life, and he never stayed employed for long. At our Jobs for Life graduation last week, he shared how the class and working through New Leaf has helped him stay sober and employed. Watch Kris' story here:
When you give $25 you can help provide the class materials for a Jobs for Life student like Kris.
On June 2, a group of seven incarcerated men at the Warren County Regional Jail graduated from Jobs for Life. During the class, they learned Biblical principals and practical applications for employment to help them get and keep a job when they are released from jail. Lonnie shares how the class impacted his life:
"I wanted to find a better way of living and learn how to be a positive influence in my community when I get out of here. That's why I joined Jobs for Life, to get everything I could out of it. During the program, I experienced love. I've never been around a group of guys that take time out of their lives to come in and show us another way to live, introduce God to us, and show how that plays out in our lives. I've never had anyone do that, so it was a great experience.
We read the story of Jonah in our book. I've been running away from God my whole life. God's been trying to protect me, and I always ran away from Him. That's the story of Jonah. He ran, he didn't want to do God's word, even though he knew what God's word was. You know, I feel like I was in the fish, I feel like he spit me back out, and I still ignored God. This class brought to my attention that I've been doing that because I had never seen that story before. That showed so much light to me and let me know that I can do it, I can change my ways. I've just been running.
My plan is to use this class to take the step toward employment, to stay in contact with sober people, and allow this to grow in my life. I'll do volunteer work... wherever it goes. God only knows that."
Jacob graduated from Program Living for Men in January, 2022, after struggling with addiction and incarceration for 20 years. He started following Jesus while in jail, and he shared his testimony at the Program Living graduation in May. Watch the video to hear his story.
You can change the life of a resident like Jacob by supporting our Program Living ministry. When you sponsor a resident, you are helping to cover the cost of their programming and ensuring that we can continue providing this service.
With your help, we exceeded our fundraising goal for the 12th Annual Cooking for Hope and raised $84,000! Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, and donated. We are so grateful for the pastors who competed in the Chef Scott Wilson Cooking Competition from Living Hope, Burton Memorial, Transformation Christian Center, Hillvue Heights, Rich Pond Baptist, First Baptist, Eastwood Baptist, Christ Fellowship, Mission Church and Crossland. Congratulations to this year's winning team, Pastor Eric from Mission and Pastor Joel from Crossland!
Thank you to our sponsors, First Southern National Bank, Mac's Restaurant Equipment, ISTT, SSC, Lawn Doctor, ETR, Houchens Industries, Bratcher Financial Group, and Jack Wright for County Judge Executive.
Enjoy this highlight video and photos from the event!