Parent Stories

Parent Stories

“In the last two years I have been coming to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center, I have spent less than $45 on diapers for both of my children. I am relieved and less stressed! With everything we have been through in the last year, Hope has been a Godsend.”

– Amber Hunt, Paducah mom

“Hope Unlimited [Family Care Center] is opportunity, in the purest sense of the word.   Jobs for Life is an opportunity to hone my skills at job searches and network out… get a leg up.  [I’m] acquiring the skills I’m going to need for future endeavors in the workforce.  It’s a great place.  You can get the help you need there.”
​- Will BurgessJobs for Life Student​

 

 

Director’s Desk

Director’s Desk

Love Amazing! All year the team of wonderful staff and volunteers have been intentional about what is commanded in John 13:34-35. There are a couple of key directives regarding love in these verses.  God wants us to love others wholly, completely and unconditionally, just like He loves you and me.  Why?  The scripture goes on to say if we do, His Love in us will actually point others to Him. Isn’t that why we exist? Whether they need parenting help, encouragement, healing or to become more confident in a life skill, we are here to walk along side of them. Thank you for helping to make this possible.

This year’s Gala is just around the corner; Tuesday, September 19.  It is going to be one you don’t want to miss. We will be sharing what God has been doing and how His Love Amazing has been at work. We want you to have the opportunity to talk to the staff and volunteers who work with our moms and dads.  You can ask questions and hear how His Love is changing and saving lives. How are we able to do this each and every day? Because our focus is Christ; His Amazing Love and how He “Lavishes his Love on us….” 1 John 3:1

We can’t do this alone.  It’s because of your partnership we are able to touch the lives of so many families. I hope you have made plans to attend this year and bring someone who you would like to introduce to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center.  If you don’t already have your tickets, it’s not too late.  Stop by or call!  We will reserve your seat.

Thank you for your partnership, prayer support and time.  Thank you for being a part of something big God is doing, where the results are truly Amazing!

Director’s Desk

It’s been a year!  And, as I think about this past year, as I’ve sat in the executive director’s chair, there have been so many times I have had the opportunity to watch His Love Amazing touch families throughout our communities, both in Paducah and Metropolis.

In May, we cut the ribbon on our newly renovated Metropolis location.  Many of our Massac County friends and partners took a tour of the changes.  The renovations create more space for parents to learn and more room for the community to shop in Hope’s Closet Community Store.  Across the river in Paducah, the Mayor and Judge Executive National Day of Prayer Breakfast brought business owners, church leaders and civic groups together to focus on community.  Organizers chose to make Hope Unlimited Family Care Center the beneficiary of this year’s event.

We’re not finished partnering yet, either!  Our Jobs for Life program was featured during the Housing Authority of Paducah Community Day, where Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s Rick Tilley built relationships with under-employed and unemployed men and women.  We’re excited to partner with Heartland Cares, Inc. again this year for National HIV Testing Day.

We all play an important role in our community’s success!  We all long to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.  Thank you for joining us to help show Love Amazing to both sides of the river.

– Nicole Farley, Executive Director

 

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

You may know about Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s community store, Hope’s Closet, but do you know how vital it is to our ministry?  All sales from both locations in Metropolis and Paducah go directly to our operating budget.  Last year alone, Hope’s Closet helped raise 8% of our budget!  When you shop you help us support and empower moms and dads to grow stronger families!

Here’s a great opportunity to do just that!  We’re launching special shopping hours this summer for two Super Saturdays.  Shop Hope’s Closet – Metropolis July 8 and August 12 from 10 until 3 PM.

The store also serves as a safe place to make connections.  Our volunteers get to know shoppers, and, in so doing, invite them to try Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s free and confidential services.  We’re able to help so many more families, just by operating the store.  We need store volunteers in Paducah and Metropolis any time, especially Mondays from 10-1 PM or 1-4 PM.    Call one of our centers to find out more or start an online application at hopeunlimitedfcc.org/volunteer.

Parent Stories

Parent Stories

The medical care I have received at the [prenatal care] clinic has been amazing!  I have loved getting a chance to get to know Steph [the sonographer] and Debbie [the nurse manager], and that they have gotten to know us, as well!”   – Nikki Brinkley and Justin Scott, Paducah parents

I have always felt welcome and loved here.  I highly recommend [Hope Unlimited Family Care Center] to any family.  You will find help, acceptance and experience tremendous growth in your life.  Thank you, Hope, for all you do.” – Bethany McLane, Metropolis parent