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Cecil Dunn


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A huge shout out to our group of UK FUSION volunteers who cleaned at the Men's Emergency Shelter. FUSION is Kentucky's largest single-day service event, and our volunteers did a great job serving our clients here at the Hope Center! #ServeTheLex #FUSION2016 ... See MoreSee Less

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Erica says, “Addiction hits all walks of life and is nothing to be ashamed of. There is help available to anyone who chooses it. Addiction affects not only the addict or alcoholic, but the whole family; it’s a family disease. My mom and I have a very close connection and I’m a family-oriented person. When I began my own recovery she stopped enabling me and that helped to reinforce the practices I’d learned. I visit my family all the time now. I’m also engaged! This Fall I celebrate 11 years clean and 10 years working at the Hope Center. My spiritual connection is strong, I still have a sponsor and continue the steps. I have to do these things – I have to stay grounded. The Hope Center made all this possible for me.

Erica is the Phase II Coordinator and she works to support women who graduate from the Women’s Recovery Program transition back into the community.
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Posted 5 days ago  ·  

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Hillary McGoodwin Smith, the Veterans Program Coordinator, emotionally remembers greeting Chalis, a 77 year old veteran. “My heart ached for him when he showed up at the Emergency Shelter in a hospital gown. I knew I could help him, so I pulled out sheets and blankets to make a bed for him.”

Chalis shared, “We are blessed having this.”

Veterans sometimes run into hardship and need a hand up. That’s exactly what Hope Center’s Veterans Program does for the clients they serve. Our program serves around 30 men and overlaps into our Mental Health Program and Recovery Program, depending on the veterans' needs. While in the Veterans Program they receive shelter in a calm and comforting environment allowing them to save money and gain footing.

Veteran Lonnie says, “There is no better place than here. Hillary is a beautiful person, she really does care about her veterans.”
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Posted 1 week ago  ·  

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Ball Homes Night of Hopes presented by Don and Mira Ball - Featuring Meredith Baxter - October 27, 2016 at Lexington Opera House
Johnny Carino's presents Hoops for Hope to benefit The Hope Center - Thrusday, November 10, 2016 at Rupp Arena
Hope Center Annual Report 2015




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