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 House of Hope will be continuing the grant awarded to the Flynn Christian Home to provide housing to men in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.

“We are excited to work with Chris Jenkins and his team at Hope Restorations. We applaud their efforts to honor the mission of the Flynn Christian Home and the many services they are providing our community,” said Molly Taylor, executive director of Lenoir/Greene United Way in a news release.

“We’re excited about carrying on the rich tradition of this house,” says Hope Restorations’ executive pastor, Chris Jenkins, “It’s a tradition of selflessly helping men transition back into healthy, happy lives.”

Jenkins added that the house will allow them to implement improvements to their program.

“We will incorporate a program using phases. The early phases will be highly structured and supervised, with subsequent phases progressing toward more independent living,” All Hope Restorations participants are required to continue looking for better paying, permanent employment or to be engaged in a formal educational program. Jenkins adds, “Having our early-phase participants in one residential setting will greatly enhance our partnership with Lenoir Community College, since we’ll be able to offer G.E.D. and career readiness courses on site.”

For more information, please visit www.lenoirgreeneunitedway.org or www.hoperesorationsnc.org

Copyright Kinston Free Press 2019

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