Hope Center Seeing Higher Demand

Reported by: Mark Stitz
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/08/2013 7:51 pm
The Hope Center in Lexington is seeing a higher demand for its services than it did last year. The center is serving 38,000 meals each month, a number they describe as a significant increase over last year. The center also provides mental health services, drug programs, job search assistance, shelter, and clothing.

The cause for homelessness is not just the economy. Hope Center Program Director David Shadd said, "Substance abuse and mental health are two of our bigger reasons people are becoming homeless."

The Hope Center has improved or saved countless lives in Kentucky. One of its many successes is Brad McDaniels, who was homeless for 4 years.

McDaniels is a college graduate, had a successful 16 year career, and family. He says alcohol was the reason for his divorce and career loss. He then received help from the Hope Center and now works there as a peer mentor.
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Former Kentucky coach charged with sex abuse
A former western Kentucky high school football coach has been charged with sexual abuse and inducing a minor into a sexual performance.
Firefighters See Dangerous Teen Trend In Lexington
Firefighters said a disturbing and dangerous trend among teenagers had made its way to Lexington. Investigators said something known as the 'teen fire challenge' happened Friday at a home on Appian Way. Video Video
Man Charged with Theft in Home Construction Project
A Richmond man who police said was hired to convert a garage and sun room into a living space in a woman's home is now behind bars.
Motorcyclist Crashes After Hitting Turkey
Kentucky State Police said a motorcyclist crashed in Graves county after hitting a turkey.
Deputies: Arrest Made After Man Fails to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
According to Laurel County Deputies, a Manchester man was pulled over in London Thursday night after he wouldn't give the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle that had its lights and siren activated.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.