Kentucky Faith-Based Organization Helps Poor Achieve True Human Flourishing

Sarah Torre /

Adding to the looming national debt crisis, means-tested government welfare spending continues to skyrocket, with no significant improvement in poverty rates. Private, faith-based community leaders, however, are successfully helping low-income individuals escape poverty and maintain economic independence.

Within the crime-ridden neighborhoods of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in between crack houses and subsidized apartments stand restored homes whose exterior renovations mirror the personal renewal taking place inside. These homes are projects of Challenge House, Inc., a faith-based nonprofit that aims to connect members of Hopkinsvilleā€™s low-income community with the employment resources of local businesses. By fostering relationships, Challenge House seeks to break the cycle of poverty and help those in need to achieve sustained self-sufficiency. (more…)