Director’s Desk

Director’s Desk

As we continue to partner with you to show moms and dads they are Not Alone in their circumstances, we are discovering new ways to support families.

Together, we have gifted four, new car seats to expectant moms with the hlp of committed churches and service organizations.  Our prenatal care clinic is growing, too!  Other non-profit agencies have connected several expecting families new to our area to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center.  We just celebrated our second annual neighborhood Block Party at the Paducah location.  We have another one scheduled at our Metropolis center this month!  These opportunities to reach out to the community are only possible through the combined efforts of business, church and individual partners.

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:  Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. – Romans 12:1 (MSG)

It’s in our everyday, ordinary life, as we encounter others with God’s love and kindness that the culture begins to shift.  When parents feel empowered and have the knowledge and resources they need to better care for their family, God begins to transform.

I invite you to hear more about a new part you can play in showing parents they are Not Alone to be announced at our annual Gala Tuesday, September 18.

Get Your Gala Table

Get Your Gala Table

It’s time to get your table for our annual Gala!  We’re celebrating all of the ways we united to help families not feel alone.  You won’t want to miss it!

We have two guests ready to share their story of hope with you that night.  Sandy and Mark Jobe have been married nearly 40 years.  They are active in ministry and missions through their church in Texas.

They have a heart for expectant moms.  The Jobes have three married children and three grandchildren.  There will also be an exciting announcement concerning a new way for you to join us to impact families.

We cannot wait to see you Tuesday, September 18 at the Paducah Convention Center.  Doors open at 5:30 PM.  Get your ticket or table by calling 270.442.1166.

More Bang for Your Bottle

More Bang for Your Bottle

You can get more bang for your baby bottle when you return it by Father’s Day, Sunday June 17!

The Community Foundation of West Kentucky is matching the funds Hope Unlimited Family Care Center raises during our annual Baby Bottle Campaign… up to a possible $10,000!

Nearly 3,000 Illinois and Kentucky families took empty bottles to fill with change, cash or checks from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day.  Hope Unlimited Family Care Center relies on the Community’s support of this fundraiser to continue to serve moms and dads as they raise their children.  The more you give; the more families we can help!

You can return a baby bottle at your church or drop one off at one of our centers.  If you didn’t get a bottle, but would like to contribute, you can donate securely online at www.hopeunlimitedfcc.org/donate.  Thank you for giving!

You Can SaveOne

You Can SaveOne

One in four women will have an abortion in her lifetime.*  There is a father connected to each abortion, too.  This means it’s probably you know someone who has had this experience, but he or she may never talk about it.

You can save one person from living in shame and pain.

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center offers a free and confidential study for men, women and family members who have experienced abortion at any age.  The program, SaveOne, can be completed one-on-one, with a couple or in a group setting.  Hope Unlimited Family Care Center has lead 11 parents through the 10 week session.  Several graduates have shared the program with other people they know and are training to lead groups in the future!

How can you help?  Let your friends know this program is available.  If someone confides in you, offer to bring him or her to Hope Unlimited Family Care Center to learn more about SaveOne.

* Jerman, Jenna and Rachel Jones.  “Population Group Abortion Rates and Lifetime Incidence of Abortion:  United States, 2008-2014.”  American Journal of Public Health (November 2017)  http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.304042

Baby Bottle Blitz

Baby Bottle Blitz

Now is the time to start thinking about your church or organization’s Baby Bottle Campaign!

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center distributes baby bottles Mother’s Day to Father’s Day each year.  People fill bottles with cash, change and checks, with a goal to have each bottle contain $30.  Every penny supports and empowers moms and dads to grow stronger families.  Last year, more than 100 churches and many more businesses helped Hope Unlimited Family Care Center raise about $44,000 for parents on both sides of the Ohio River.

Starting or improving your campaign is easy!  We would love to talk to you about how you can help families by filling a bottle.  Call or email us today!