What Happens When a Patient’s Water Breaks the Morning of Her Baby Shower? We Move the Baby Shower to the Delivery Room!

As many of you know, HOPE provides roughly 50 to 60 baby showers every single year. These showers are a consistent highlight to our year as we get to experience the love of a mother for her child, the outpouring of support from our community, and the impact love has on broken situations. We recently [...]

A New Season of HOPE

I love this time of year as we await cooler weather, another school year, and Friday night lights. I know some have grown tired of the social media back to school posts, but I actually enjoy seeing them. I enjoy seeing the difference a year makes and the excitement or lack thereof from each student. [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Hope Resource Center - General, Patient Stories|0 Comments

A Face to a Gift

Last week we came together to celebrate 20 years of HOPE. We were blessed to reconnect with past patients, volunteers, and staff members to stand for life. I could walk you through the entire night but I would rather focus on a particular segment of the night where a former patient shared her story with [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Donation Opportunities, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Reunions

Today at HOPE is a bit different for our staff. Today, we are blessed to welcome back a host of former parenting class participants and their babies for a HOPE reunion! The most beautiful part about today, however, is that the prompting for this event actually came from our patients. These patients didn’t just receive [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Hope Resource Center - General, Patient Stories|0 Comments

In Her Own Words

Every year we produce, with the help of some pretty talented artists and photographers, a Year End booklet to share with you. These booklets tell the story of HOPE. They allow you to get a glimpse of the impact that your dollars, prayers, and time are having on this community. This year’s theme, “A Thrill [...]

Follow Up

The work we do here at HOPE goes beyond the interaction in the room with our patients. Oftentimes, we follow up with our patients to check on them and to offer assistance. Our detractors like to paint “pro-lifers” as hateful extremists, but in reality, we are broken people seeking to love broken people. We just [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Hope Resource Center - General, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Why HOPE

I recently was asked in a radio interview about Knoxville’s need for a place like HOPE. The question went something like this, “Aren’t abortion numbers on the decline? If so…why is HOPE needed?” This question wasn’t meant to be a shot at me or HOPE. I actually think the interviewer knew the answer and wanted [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Hope Resource Center - General, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Looking Forward

The first post of the New Year is a difficult one. Should I reflect on the past year? Should I discuss our year-end fundraising efforts? Should I tell a story? Should I provide statistics? Should I discuss what is to come? I find it impossible to only focus on one thing. I could devote the [...]

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