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.

Positive Progress

YOUR INVESTMENT IN OUR PARENTING PROGRAM IS PAYING OFF!  Several of the moms we mentor are transition from learning from us to serving with us.

Learn to Earn is our long-standing, free and confidential parenting program.  It’s individualized to help moms and dads with their family challenges like child-rearing, under-employment or co-parenting.  Learn to Earn also includes optional Bible Studies to help parents explore how their relationship with God might influence those in their home.

A few parents have successfully completed their program plan and are now transitioning into a volunteer role at Hope Unlimited Family Care Center.  Other parents have told us they are grateful for the guidance and support, but their situations have changed for the better.  They’d rather give their appointment to another family in need.

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 Helped Families

You Helped Families

Thank you so much for a strong start to 2018… Because of your generous giving, Hope Unlimited Family Care Center will reach moms and dads who feel alone!

We asked many of you to contribute at the end of last year, setting a goal to see 50 new patients in our prenatal care clinic and give them a first glimpse of their growing babies.  We also wanted to provide an opportunity for restoration for 15 people impacted by abortion.

Your overwhelming response makes us realize we, too are Not Alone when we work to support, empower and love families in our community.  Thank you for partnering with us!

Give Hope

Give Hope

Originally from Peru, Sarah Fret moved to Paducah in 2015.  As she explored her new neighborhood, she found Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s community store, Hope’s Closet.  Sarah learned people in the community donate items to Hope’s Closet.  Donations are then sold at thrift store prices helping families’ bottomline.  The money raised helps fund Hope Unlimited’s free and confidential services for moms and dads.

This inspired Sarah.  She immediately began to volunteer.  “I have walked through a lot of situations in my life. The day I walked into Hope, I knew this was a place, if I gave my time to, I could promote services and opportunities for people to receive hope and love.”  Sarah says her time here has helped her grow professionally.  Her English is improving, and she’s polishing her customer service skills.