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Cecil Dunn

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Henry loves the Hope Center. Here, he found not only a place to stay when he needed one, but a new start after a heavy blow, one that could happen to any of us. Read more below.

"I spent six years in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman. After the Navy, I worked as a paramedic in Miami for eight years. My wife and I were married for 22 years. She passed away suddenly in 2006. Years earlier, she had been hit by a drunk driver and had contracted Hepatitis C from an untested blood transfusion. It was a tough blow, and I turned to drinking, then drugs, to cope. I was a heroin addict for almost two years. I went through a program in Miami, and by the grace of God, I've been clean and sober since December 24, 2007. I came up to Kentucky in 2010 to stay with a friend in Nicholasville, but he was getting evicted, so he brought me to the Hope Center and said that they could help me find a place. I didn't know this was a homeless shelter. I've been here off and on since then.

The Hope Center means everything to me. When I first got here, I thought I had somewhere to stay, and if it wasn't for the Hope Center I would be out on the street. I never in a million years thought I would be here. I work in the medicine closet, handing out over-the-counter meds to the guys that live here. It's a full-time job, but I love it, and I love knowing the folks that live here.
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Our sincere thanks to our friends at Bluegrass Land Title, LLC - we received a generous donation from their Giving Back to the Bluegrass campaign! Special thanks to the clients of Bluegrass Land Title that chose the Hope Center as their charity of choice. We are grateful to be in such a supportive community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Now when you shop at Kroger, you can give back to the Hope Center! Register your Kroger Plus Card online at and choose the Hope Center (our ID is 75861), follow the steps, and your purchases will help us rebuild lives in Central Kentucky! ... See MoreSee Less

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~ The Hope Center ~ A men's shelter for the evenings ~ ... See MoreSee Less

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