Dear Friend of HOPE

It is hard to believe I am preparing to begin my fourth year with HOPE, and HOPE is preparing to start its twenty-second year of operation here in Knoxville. We have witnessed a lot of change since 1997, but HOPE’s focus and mission of service has weathered every storm and maintained its impact on our [...]

Eight Hours and Eighteen Baby Showers

This past week, we were fortunate enough to host 18 baby showers for first-time moms at HOPE. For eight hours, we welcomed moms, dads, families, and friends inside our walls to celebrate the arrival of a little boy or little girl. This is nothing new at HOPE as we host baby showers every quarter, but [...]

More Than a Photo Shoot

This past week we were blessed to have partnered with Amanda May Photos for a photo shoot with some of our patients and their babies. The weather was a bit overcast, but the smiles were pure joy as these moms were celebrated. I have said it before, but it deserves to be said again, our [...]

By | 2018-10-31T14:37:13+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

They Could Have Gone Anywhere, But They Ended Up At HOPE

This week at HOPE, we started our last session of parenting classes for the year. Every class is special, but the last one of the year always seems a little different. I am not sure if it because of the change in the weather or that the holiday season is quickly approaching, but the year-capping [...]

By | 2018-10-03T15:07:49+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

A Reminder

This week the staff at HOPE reminded me of just how special they are in serving this city that we get to call home. I realize that my viewpoint may be biased when it comes to HOPE’s work, but I legitimately believe that this staff and others like them across the country will be the [...]

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Brings Hope to the Pro-Life Movement

The pro-life movement had a, dare I say, great week. It feels odd to write those words, but those words are truth. We won a landmark case this week as the Court ruled in the favor of NIFLA, California pregnancy centers, and free speech for everyone. I am not going to dissect that case today, [...]

The Hard Days

I typically focus on the good days here at HOPE. I share the stories of redemption and reconciliation as we celebrate the lives of our patients and their babies. I am not apologizing for this, but I do think at times it is easy for us, the pregnancy center movement, to neglect sharing the hard [...]

By | 2018-04-18T20:22:03+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

HOPE In and Out of the Exam Room

HOPE is blessed, through the support of our partners, to serve men and women in our city holistically...mind, body, and spirit. One of the ways we are able to meet the needs of our patients outside of the exam room is through parenting education. Through our education program we are able to equip, mentor, and [...]

Pain Capable Bill Stalls in the Senate

The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act made its way to the Senate this week with very little hope of passage. Our prognostications were correct as we watched a filibuster and a debate that ultimately stymied the bill from ever making it to the floor for a vote. This bill would amend the federal code [...]