House of Hope to open soon in Kinston

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 addiction or incarceration in the form of construction. The group takes houses in declining neighborhoods and restores them and the people participating in the program.

“We could only hire in-help people who lived nearby and already had somewhere to live,” said Pastor Chris Jenkins, executive director of Hope Restorations. “This will allow us now, we can help people coming out of rehab or anyone coming out of prison centers could get the benefit of not only our educational and employment program but have a safe place to live.”

The non-profit Flynn Home Ministry has provided housing for men for years.

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