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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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.
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.
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.
I came to know Hope Restoration Ministries by the President/CEO, Chatiqua. She came a few years ago to the local church that I attend. She would reach out to the young people as much as she could, sometimes giving them the last dime in her pocket, so that they could get something to eat. We found out that two young adults got put out of their homes and were out on the streets.One of them had a small child. Chatiqua heard about them, and immediately took them into her own house. I watched how she took care of them, bought them clothes, food etc.Later I found out that she was starting a non-profit just for homeless adolescents, like the ones she had been helping all along. She asked me to be apart of the organization, and I agreed. I am delighted to be apart of an organization that truly cares about serving people.