Hope Restoration Ministries

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: P.O. Box 68107 Nashville TN 37206 USA

Mission: Hope Restoration Ministries is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged/homeless young women emotionally, socially, and financially. We serve female youth and young adults who are homeless, aged-out from the foster care system and/or in transition through a variety of programs in Davidson and Rutherford Counties. Some of our programs include: Transitional Housing Services, Case Management Services, Street Outreach Programs, and The Hope Closet. Our mission is to empower young women to become confident, independent, and capable of reaching their fullest potential.
Results: Top Accomplishments for 2009: We made the first ever List of Top-Rated Food and Shelter Nonprofits at GreatNonprofits.org. Top accomplishments for 2008: provided full support services to 6 homeless women in two Transitional Homes; assisted 2 women leave the Transition Home and acquire apartments; assisted 3 women with GED classes or college entrance; recruited 2 volunteer counselors who provided approximately 6 hours of counseling service per week; recipient of Bank of America 2008 Local Hero Award. Top accomplishments for 2007: fed over 400 homeless individuals; assisted 1 adolescent in getting accepted into college; provided housing to one homeless college student enabling her to graduate from TSU; assisted 2 participants with the purchase of automobiles; rented two houses for short-term housing needs of homeless young women.
Target demographics: female homeless adolescents in Davidson County, ages 18-25.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20
Geographic areas served: Davidson and Rutherford Counties in Tennessee

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm proud to know that my mom is the CEO/Founder of Hope Restoration Ministries. She is a hard working when it comes to the ministry. She is the same way in the ministry as she is at home. She doesn't change for anyone-ever. I love to see the way she works for every individual person in the ministry. She will go above and beyond for anyone. She doesn't take what she does for grantED. I am very proud to know that she's my mom. I am proud to have her as a mom. I wish her all the best in her career.
~Braxton

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It has helped me to reach out to other people and see their side of life. It helped me not to take what I have for grant it. All in all, it helped me to be a better person and to appreciate life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

HRM IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION FOR YOUNG TEENS AND MOMS I WAS ALMOST READY TO GIVE UP BUT I REMEMBERED A LOVING AND CARING LADY NAMED MS.VAUGHN TOLD ME IF I EVER NEEDED HER HELP FOR ANYTHING JUST TO GIVE HER A CALL. WELL I CALLED HER AND SHE DIDNT LET ME DOWN WITH NO FAMILY HERE IN NASHVILLE AND NO WHERE TO GO SHE HELPED ME FIND SHELTER FOR ME AND MY DAUGHTER AND NOT ONLY THAT SHE HELP ME FIND MY WAY BACK INTO THE ARMS OF THE LORD. IM SO BLESSED I GAVE UP ON SOME OF MY BAD HABITS AND I WAS PROMISED ANOTHER CHANCE ON LIFE AND IM GOING TO TAKE THIS SECOND CHANCE AND USE IT! WHAT MS.VAUGHN IS DOING WITH THE ORGANIZATION IS SO GREAT BECAUSE ITS NOT MANY PEOPLE OR PLACES THAT WOULD DO THIS FOR ANYONE AT THE LAST MINUTE THESE TYPES OF THINGS TAKE TIME OR PEOPLE JUST TURN THEIR BACKS ON YOU AND YOU ARE LEFT IN THE COLD. I REALLY WISH IT WAS MORE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WITH MS.VAUGHNS HEART. THANK YOU MS. VAUGHN TO YOU AND YOUR HELPERS.

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GETTING HELP FINDING SHELTER

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hope Restoration Ministries is full of love and compassion for young girls who are struggling in crisis. I am proud to serve on a board that is dedicated to the population whom they serve. Hope Restoration Ministries goes beyond food and shelter; they instill HOPE into the lives of young ladies who are ready to give up on life.

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Seeing the lives changed by coming into contact with the great ministry.

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Make this organization more visible so the world can see what they are doing for people!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

HRM is more than just another non-profit organization, it changes the hearts of young hurting women that need help beyond arms reach. The education, encouragement, love, and support that HRM offers is genuine and sincere. I have personally seen how this ministry has gone beyond it's four walls of operation to reach as many young women as possible. God has truly blessed our community with an organization that really wants to help and not hurt or gain from the lives of others!

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The lives of others

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started with HRM as a volunteer because I believed in Ms. Vaughn's vision for these young ladies and she has never waivered in her desire to assist the young ladies who are basically dumped out of foster care and find themselved homeless with no one to meet any of their needs. This organization is about meeting needs - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and Ms. Vaughn strives to help as many ladies as she can, in any way she can, so that they realize there is someone who cares and there is hope for them and their future.

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Seeing lives changed and young ladies going from destitute and completely without help or hope to becoming contributing members of society, who have obtained an education, job, their own place to live and the assurance that someone cared for them.

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Donate more money so they could help more people.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been very impressed from the introduction of Ms. Vaughn, to seeing the mission and vision of Hope Restoration Ministries being practiced in the community. The organization is governed by uncompromised guiding principles.

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I would work with the proprosed expansions to help more young ladies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

I came to Hope Restoration Ministries when I was really needing shelter. I am a college student that got down on my luck. I went to them and they reached out to me immediately! I do not know where I would be if they were not there for me. I am So grateful!! I wish them the VERY best!!

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My own life. They helped me when I really, really needed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Geniune, they are real, and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to millions of homeless young ladies!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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1 person found this review helpful

In this ever-changing society, local and global, it is wonderful to have organizations with the goal of improving the welfare of people from every walk of life. HOPE RESTORATION MINISTRIES is one of these organizations. Although it's focus is to assist young women, the saying still holds true, "Each one, Reach one." Indeed, we all benefit from each other's experiences when we share our stories and a helping hand. Chatiqua Vaughn and her staff are blessed to be able to positively shoulder young women in need of someone to care. One quote to remember: "Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders."

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the lives of the young women whom have greatly benefited. Both parties are encouraged, those who serve and those being served.

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2008-5-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Hope Restoration Ministries touches the lives of young people, providing alternatives, and showing that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. The founders, members, and staff of this organization are selfless in their efforts, being beacons of light when things seem dark and grim.

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Proactive and not reactive

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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1 person found this review helpful

This is a much needed ministry. So many of our young people are lost and they have no place to turn. I thank God for sister Chatiqua's obedience to the Lord in starting this ministry. God is using her in such a powerful way. This young lady knows first hand what it is like to strugle as a teen and she also knows Gods restoration power. God has raised her up for such a time as this. Praise God for Restoration Ministries; it is meeting the needs of our community! This is a great ministry to support!!

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It would be able to serve more communities.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

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