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Chris Jenkins’ Story

By |2019-10-26T01:10:17-04:00October 26th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Chris Jenkins’ Story Duke Divinity School’s 2019 Convocation & Pastors’ School focused on “Life That Really Is Life: Cultivating Thriving Communities.” Watch this story illustrating how when congregations and pastors focus on God’s dreams, they can draw people together across diverse sectors, generations, and neighborhoods to encourage thriving communities and pursue what 1 Timothy

Affordable Housing and The Effects on Families and Communities

By |2019-10-26T01:04:21-04:00October 26th, 2019|News|

Affordable Housing and The Effects on Families and Communities KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – One organization is all about giving back to the community. Hope Restorations gives former addicts a way to earn money and it also gives low-income families the opportunity to live out of government housing. Larry Driver is one of those people

An old house hopes to create new lives

By |2019-10-26T01:02:37-04:00October 26th, 2019|News|

An old house hopes to create new lives Larry Miller will never forget the conversation he had with a fellow inmate during his 13-month sentence. Miller was released from prison on May 23 of this year after serving time for a felony hit and run. He questioned how he was going to take care

Lenoir/Greene United Way welcomes new partner agency

By |2019-10-26T01:01:13-04:00October 26th, 2019|News|

Lenoir/Greene United Way welcomes new partner agency Lenoir/Greene United Way recently announced Hope Restorations, Inc. is a partner agency for 2019. Hope Restorations has acquired the property formerly known as the Flynn Christian Home and will be operating its “House of Hope” ministry at the facility. The House of Hope will be continuing the

United Way partnership will allow Hope Restoration to provide housing for men in recovery

By |2019-10-26T01:00:07-04:00October 26th, 2019|News|

United Way partnership will allow Hope Restoration to provide housing for men in recovery Lenoir/Greene United Way announced that Hope Restorations, Inc. is a partner agency for 2019. Hope Restorations has acquired the property formerly known as the Flynn Christian Home and will be operating its “House of Hope” ministry at the facility. The

Nonprofit home in Kinston helping turn lives around

By |2019-10-26T00:58:34-04:00October 26th, 2019|News|

Nonprofit home in Kinston helping turn lives around KINSTON, NC (WITN) People recovering from addiction or coming out of incarceration often have nowhere to go when trying to turn their life around, but a local nonprofit has a new project to change that. Greg Dunk says he had 15 years of addiction struggles with alcohol

House of Hope to open soon in Kinston

By |2019-10-26T00:56:51-04:00October 26th, 2019|News|

House of Hope to open soon in Kinston KINSTON, Lenoir County — A Kinston non-profit has plans to begin operating a House of Hope in the near future. The house would be located at 611 Mitchell Street, formerly known as the Flynn Home. Hope Restorations provides paid employment, training and support to adults recovering from

Local non-profit restores hope to community, partners with Church

By |2019-10-26T00:55:50-04:00October 26th, 2019|News|

Local non-profit restores hope to community, partners with Church KINSTON, Lenoir County – Four years ago, Chris Jenkins, the founder of Hope Restorations, lost his son to suicide. He battled an addiction with prescription pain pills. While dealing with the loss, Jenkins needed something to keep him busy. “I just really needed something meaningful

Lending a helping hand

By |2019-10-25T21:42:41-04:00October 25th, 2019|News|

Lending a helping hand A prison sentence doesn’t always end when a person is released. Offenders often face an uphill battle when it comes to finding housing and employment, often to the detriment to themselves and others. A 2008 study by the Urban Institute revealed that eight months after being released from prison, barely