June 6, 2019, 3:00 PM

St. Paul Baptist Church Donates to New Hope Center of Paris

New Hope Center of Paris was privileged with the opportunity to speak at the St. Paul Baptist Church's Women's Friendship Spring Tea.  Many new friends were made this day and it was a joy to share the mission of the center with everyone.  A couple of weeks later we were further blessed by a donation from the St. Paul Baptist Church.  

Thank all of you for opening your doors and supporting the work New Hope is doing for others.  


Photo: Mary Mims, Tanteta Scott & Kaye Record

June 6, 2019, 3:00 PM

Stolen Bike Replaced

In May of this year, clients of New Hope Center of Paris had their bikes stolen.  New Hope Center of Paris worked with the Paris Police Department in reporting the crime as well as turning over the security footage.  This enabled the Paris Police Department to identify and capture the offenders.  One of the bikes was able to be returned.  Unfortunately, that left one individual still without a bike.  

Natashia Brewer along with Brad and Ashley Hilliard changed that outcome for that individual.  Stacie was presented with a new bike from Cycle Works Paris. 

A special Thank You goes out to all of you for making something tragic have a positive outcome.  New Hope Center of Paris also wants to thank the anonymous individual who donated children bikes and replaced those that were stolen from the center as well.  


Photo: Tanteta Scott, Natashia Brewer, Stacie, Brad Hilliard & Ashley Hilliard

May 14, 2019, 1:00 PM

The Inspiration of Carter

New Hope Center of Paris works to promote healthy activities to those staying at the center. There are many obstacles in trying to do so such as space and finances.

One of those obstacles was eliminated with the kindness of 5th Grader Carter Whitten. During North Lamar’s Skip, Jump and Run event, Carter was the student who raised the most money. His reward for his hard work was winning a basketball goal. Carter had attended the Open House that New Hope Center of Paris held in November of 2018 during National Homelessness Awareness Week. Carter knew he wanted the basketball goal to go to the center.

New Hope Center has an area identified but requires children at play signs. If you would like to donate, please call (903) 783-0353 or go online to

February 20, 2019, 4:00 PM

The Inspiration of Laney

Blessings come in all sizes!  What amazing work Laney has been doing! Laney has been busy being the hands and feet of Jesus!  She has been making her essential oil salt scrubs and selling them to raise money to donate to New Hope Center. Laney came to New Hope Center with her mom on February 20th with her essential oil salt scrubs in hand. That was not all she brought with her. Laney had raised $240.00 to donate to the center. Amazing! At the age of 6, Laney's hard work will provide 10 night of service for someone in need. That is 10 days of a warm place to lay their head, 10 days of a warm shower, 10 days of food to eat, 10 days of case management, 10 days of making new friends and no longer feeling alone.

Laney shared with staff that she was asked at school what she would change if she were to be president. Confidently she spoke about her desire to not see anyone be homeless. Laney, you are an inspiration! You are beautiful inside and out! You have blessed us and showed us that we are all capable of setting goals and reaching them. Thank you so much.


Laney delivered some salt scrubs for us to place in the New Hope Thrift Store. If you would like to purchase them, come visit us at the store at 400 SW 4th Street. The New Hope Thrift Stores is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Click the link below to read the article from The Paris News.

 The Paris News Article on Laney