“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 C
are 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 Burgess, Jobs for Life Student
Southern Illinois families now have another day of support! Starting September 5, our Metropolis location, at 305 Lincoln Street, will be open Monday through Thursday, from 9-4 PM.
This expansion adds an entire day of service. Our Metropolis location had only been open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for the last three years. To better meet the needs of our community, we’ve hired a mentor/assistant to help empower moms and dads.
Several volunteers have stepped forward to open Hope’s Closet, our community store located on-site, four days a week. Both the community and our clients are invited to shop for clothes, furniture and toys at thrift store prices. Hope’s Closet is open 10-4 PM, Monday – Thursday.
Is your weekday busy? Don’t worry! We’ve added “Second Saturdays” to the store schedule. Hope’s Closet – Metropolis will be open the second Saturday of each month from 10-3 PM through December.
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.
After she retired, Metropolis volunteer Susan Hines was looking for an opportunity to give her time. She wanted to invest in an organization that matched her Christian values. Susan found Hope Unlimited Family Care Center! “I love volunteering at [the Metropolis location]. I’ve grown to really care for the clientele and all of the ladies I’ve been blessed to work with.” Susan also says she’s grateful to God Hope Unlimited Family Care Center provides a much needed service to families.
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