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

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!