As a refuge for women overcoming sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, and addiction, Hope Center Indy strives to practice good stewardship and financial responsibility.
“Each and every donation is valuable to us, whether monetary, property or service,” says Holly Ball, the Director of Finance and HR at Hope Center Indy. “We believe every donation helps us maintain our goal of having women live here in a Christ-centered, safe and comfortable environment for free.”
While donations are a vital part of funding Hope Center Indy’s mission, Pastor Hubert Nolen, co-founder of Hope Center Indy, shared in his recent book, Hope For a Lifetime, the importance of self-sustainability.
“I love seeing the miraculous provisions that only God could have brought about,” says Pastor Hubert of the many generous donations Hope Center Indy has received. “But I also love when God says, “Hey, you do it. Just get in there, roll up your sleeves, and work hard for the kingdom of God.””
Hope Center Indy’s “giving engines” are any of the businesses the organization has created to bring income into the center. These include the boutiques, coffee shops, beauty salon, wedding venues, greenhouse and contract manufacturing.
“All our giving engines not only help us with financial sustainability, but they also provide avenues for our residents to learn a variety of life skills on the job, because they have the opportunity to work in these businesses.”
Currently, 20% of the annual budget is supported by Hope Center Indy’s giving engines. The goal is for these giving engines to eventually cover half of the annual budget.
“The financial needs are significant, but God has shown us that He is a trustworthy provider,” says Pastor Hubert.
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. – 1 Peter 4:10