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Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases Research, Health

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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Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

TAETAE22

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

Well, where do I start? I came to Hope Restoration Ministries in 2007 all the way from California. When I arrived in Tennessee I had no place to live, no transportation, no money, no job, no licence, and I was not attending school. When I went to Hope Restoration Ministries with these issues I immediately recieved help. Within weeks I was found a place to live. I was appointed a Case Manager and not only did she help me search for jobs, she even took me on interviews. Within 1 day of searching for a job and was offered a position at a sturdy, reliable company. I am still with the same company today. Shortly after finding a place to live and getting a job I was accepted into a major university. Not only did Hope Restoration Ministries help me with these issues I was also taught how to manage my money, how to balance my check book, and began to learn how to drive. Hope Restoration Ministries helped me learn how to drive and I got my licence on the first attempt. Also, I began to save money and bought a car. Hope Restoration Ministries helped me become the woman I am today and is still helping me to be a more responsible, wiser person.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Hope Restoration Ministries needing somewhere to live, and help getting my GED. I also was having major car trouble. They helped me get into the local GED program, gave me the finances to fix my car, and provided me with food and shelter.