Director’s Desk

Director’s Desk

Love Amazing in 2017!

You pnicole-farleyartnered with us to reach at least 168 new moms and dads this year.  Thank you!  In January alone, we served 15 new moms and dads along with our regular clients.  Parents made 200 appointments; 154 of them showed up.  That is 77% of appointments kept!  This tells me clients are finding value and support.  I want you to know your investment of prayer, finances and support is making an impact.

Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus througout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.” (Emphasis added.)

Our greatest need?  Prayer!  We are open four days a week in Paducah and three in Metropolis.  Will you be one of those who partners with us and says, “Yes!  I will pray on a certain day at a certain time.”  If so, please let us know.  We are being intentional in having every hour covered in prayer.

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center is you, our team and the community.  Love Amazing is what we have to give.  Please help us spread the word to those in your circle of influence.  Know there is a place where moms and dads can find the support and resources they need.  Together, we impact one family today and generations for years to come.

Nicole Farley

Executive Director

Thanks for Love Amazing

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Your generosity certainly has created a bright new year!  At the end of 2016, we set a goal to raise $62,000 to help 168 new parents.  By the time we opened our center in January, you had already surpassed that amount!  Your gifts, online and by mail, totaled $62,086.  Thank you!

Your dollars are already making a difference!  The very first week we opened in January, several parents came into the building needing immediate help.  One woman needed a pregnancy test.  Two more families needed material help right away.  Seven students participated in court-ordered parenting classes.  Our clinic cared for three expectant parents.

We cannot wait to share the success these families will enjoy, as we continue our work together!

Metropolis Renovations

Metropolis Renovations

Southern Illinois families will have more room to grow in a matter of weeks, thanks to on-going renovations at Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s Metropolis location.

15871712_1286460358077798_5475192765240300367_nCrews from Joshua Humphrey Construction, LLC of West Paducah are adding 563 square feet to the existing community store, Hope’s Closet, located at 305 Lincoln Street.  The new floor plan consists of wider aisles, a furniture department, and a secure donation drop-off area.  Generous community members donate clothes, housewares, and furniture to the store to be sold for less.  Hope Unlimited Family Care Center clients are also able to shop with Hope Dollars they earn by participating in the free and confidential programs offered.  All store proceeds go back into the non-profit ministry, allowing the center to reach more families.

The renovation also creates a new space for client’s material needs, like diapers and hygiene items, as well as a new office, conference room, and executive storage.

Director’s Desk: September 2016

Director’s Desk: September 2016

Family–what does that really mean? I’ve come to learn that it means a lot of different things. Depending who you ask, family doesn’t necessarily mean “blood,” but, more often than not, it’s connection…a true feeling of belonging.

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s team is passionate about helping families thrive, feel empowered, and know the power of God’s love.

Romans 8:16-17 says, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

“We are Heirs of God.” Do you realize what that means? If you are a child of God, then WE ARE FAMILY! But, what about those who don’t know the gift of God’s love? You give. You volunteer. You pray. Thank you! We could not be His hands and feet each day without you. Lives are saved; people are loved; hope is given.

You are an important part of Hope Unlimited Family Care Center. So, if you have not been told before, let me be the first to say, “Welcome to the Family!”

Nicole Farley, Interim Executive Director