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 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
Local organization helps ex-cons build a better future KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Once you are convicted as a felon, it can be hard to find a job. One organization in Kinston doesn’t care what the charges was — for those who want to better their lives, they are there to help. Gregory Dunk has had a
Hope Restoration project changing lives on multiple fronts KINSTON, Lenoir County – The Hope Restoration project, which started in 2016 by giving those having a hard time finding jobs a chance to work on home for those in need, has expanded exponentially sine then. Last spring, the project had four homes slated for restoration.
Father of Addict Calls for Opioid Addiction Prevention, Treatment GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The opioid epidemic is not slowing down in eastern Carolina and now several agencies are coming together to find out how to stop it. 9 On Your Side talked with the father of an addict to find out what he think needs
Group Seeks to Help Addicts Develop Trade Skills KINSTON, NC (WITN) – Members of a ministry outreach program hosted a neighborhood cookout Saturday afternoon to meet and greet withe the community. Sharon United Methodist Church Pastor Chris Jenkins founded “Hope Restorations” in 2015. The program aims to restore the lives of men who have struggled
Kinston’s Hope Restorations Helps Recovering Addicts Develop New Skills 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