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We are humbled by what was birthed out of the “Hope Over Heroin” event of August 2015. We must confess, this has truly been a “faith walk” and we are still amazed at what God is accomplishing in Danville/Boyle County and our surrounding counties. We all must understand that addiction is messy! However, we count it a privilege to work with individuals every day on their journey of recovery as we see God directing their paths. We know there will be up and downs, relapse, failures and successes, we’re honored to be in a position to give help and HOPE! From our kids mentoring program, Kids Hope USA, our weekly supported Celebrate Recovery meetings, and our Circle of Hope employment placement services working with Shepherds House clients, we continue to strive to live out God’s love through, prevention, intervention, restoration, reconciliation.
Prevention: of drug and alcohol abuse by serving, educating and mentoring children, youth and families
Intervention: by knowing and linking people and families resources available to those suffering from addiction, mental illness, and incarceration, with resources for treatment, recovery and support. Celebrate Recovery is the 12-step program used to assist, facilitate, and intervene in the recovery of all who desire to be freed from the habits, hurts and hang-ups.
Restoration: through employment opportunities, spiritual growth, church connections, and long-term recovery and re-entry support.
Reconciliation: for families, race relations, and relationships as we minister to those struggling with addictions.
A group of pastors and lay persons of area congregations worked together to organize the first “Hope over Heroin” community event in August of 2015. The event was attended by over 3,000 people and resulted in the organizing group committing to continuing collaboration to fight substance abuse from a faith-based perspective. Hope Network was birthed out of this event. After months of prayer, planning and meetings, on the third Sunday night of October 2016, Hope Network officially launched. A worship service was held at Southland Christian Church in Danville, Kentucky. Over 500 individuals attended the service, including community leaders, partners and faith leaders. We continue to seek God’s guidance as we “Target Addictions that Target People.”
Hope Network is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Please contact us if you would like to donate to our organization as we bring hope to our community. ALL donations are tax deductible in accordance with current IRS code.
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CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH - Disciples of Christ
THE ISAIAH HOUSE
JUNCTION CITY FIRST BAPTIST
DANVILLE CHURCH OF GOD
DANVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
INDIAN HILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
PLEASANT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH
SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
CORNERSTONE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
PERRYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Hope Network is a not for profit organization organized to live out God’s love by providing the following services to people in our community who suffer from substance use disorders, mental illness, or incarceration. Our mission, as our motto states is to “Target Addictions that Target People!” We seek to accomplish this through four tiers which are: Prevention, Intervention, Restoration, and Reconciliation.
Hope Network seeks and enlist volunteers from church congregations and other non-profit Christ centered organizations to help communicate with and educate children and youth about the effects and long term outcomes of drug and alcohol abuse. Encourage volunteers to go inside the local jail and conduct Bible study, pray with inmates, and offer comfort and support through the difficult time they are experiencing.
There are many opportunities for us to seek further help for individuals seeking counseling and fighting addiction by attending recovery facilities. We want people in our community to know that Hope Network, as the faith-based part of the community, will help individuals seek out these resources. Celebrate Recovery meetings have been established each night of the week except Sundays and Wednesdays for those who desire to be freed from their hurts, hang-ups and habits. The Hope Network sponsors a minimum of two Nights of Celebrations, throughout the year to celebrate the victories of individuals sobriety.
In the spring of 2018, we sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit for us to have an open dialogue on how we continue to come together as a community to live out God’s love. How do we bridge the gap between races as we minster to those struggling with addictions? We believe it takes all people, regardless of race or denomination to complete our mission. Addiction does not discriminate, and neither does God’s love. Several meetings were held as we discussed race in our community. Through these discussions relationships were built on mutual trust and lasting friendships were established. Relationships continue to grow through race forums and Bible studies. We’ll continue to lead in reconciliation for families, relationships, and race relations.
Over 170+ children are currently being mentored through our Kids Hope USA mentoring program. We strive to assist our local elementary schools in meeting the needs of kids who need someone to help them face difficult challenges in their lives.
Since February 2017, over 45 Shepherds House IOP clients have completed the Circle of Hope curriculum. They have received training on resume building, the job interview process, dressing for a successful job interview, and financial budgeting. Twenty clients gained employment. After 90-days of employment, Hope Network developed a small monetary incentive to show our clients we believe in them as they work their recovery and become productive citizens. We also seek to assign mentors with our clients as they navigate the job search process. We’re in need of volunteers who are willing to give of their time to live out God’s love by becoming a Circle of Hope mentor.
Circle of Hope Office at Shepherds House IOP
PO Box 192 | Danville, Ky | 40423-0192
Circle of Hope
454 S. Third St | Danville, Ky | 40422