A Story of Hope
It all started when…
In 2015, Executive Director/Co-founder Hubert Nolen came across a promotion video featuring a young woman on the verge of taking her own life because of heartache she had lived through but found hope at the Dream Center in Los Angeles, CA where she was given a second chance.
In February 2016, Pastor Hubert Nolen transitioned from his position as Senior Pastor at Brookville Road Community Church, a church he had pastored for over 33 years, to begin creating Hope Center Indy, a Christ-centered campus focused on healing the personal and building the professional lives of women exiting human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
During Pastor Nolen's transition, a 25-acre campus located just one mile down the road from Brookville Road Community Church, opened up for sale. The stunning campus featured 35 offices, 6 classrooms, a computer lab, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a 300-seat auditorium, an animal barn, a greenhouse, a coffee shop, and 50 residential rooms. A 9-month negotiation took place and in late September 2016 a lease agreement was finally reached.
Pastor Hubert Nolen along with his son David Nolen moved into their offices at the new Hope Center Indy campus in late October 2016. The campus had a number of needs that required attention before opening a residential program, but God provided for every need that came across Hope Center Indy’s way.
Ten months after moving in October 2016, in August 2017, Hope Center Indy received their first residents. Since then, over 40 women have benefited from our program.
In 2018, we were overwhelmed with the support from our community through volunteerism, donations, and financial support. As we begin 2019, we are optimistic and stand firm in the promise that through us, God will continue to open doors, break chains, and heal the lives of the courageous women we serve.