Hope Building

Building Homes. Rebuilding Lives.

Make rock bottom your foundation. Now, let's build!

Sometimes, hope is a job. We’ve partnered with Perry County Drug Court and Hickory Hill Recovery Center to bring paid, on-the-job construction training to men and women in recovery. Just like a good home is crucial to the success of a human life, a dependable job has proven to be a key element in sustaining a life in recovery.

Designed to help those leading lives in addiction recovery to successfully re-enter the workforce, participants referred to our program will assist in constructing 15 houses over the course of the three-year POWER Grant cycle.

The Hope Building program utilizes ARC (Appalachian Regional Commission) funding to increase the long-term success rate of recovering individuals, while simultaneously rebuilding the local housing market. Participants exit the program with newfound hope. Armed with new skills, an accredited education, and a solid work history, their chances of finding permanent employment are greatly enhanced and the likelihood of relapse is significantly less.

All Trainees Receive:

  • Paid, on-the-job training in the construction field

  • Ability to use the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) as a recent and credible work reference on resumes

  • College credit and certificates in construction

Trainees Attend Classes One Day Per Week and Receive College Credits & Certificates in:

  • Basic Carpentry

  • Residential Roofing

  • Carpenter Helper

  • Construction Form Helper

Tutoring and Financial Aid are available!

Thank You to Our Partners!

  • Hickory Hill Recovery Center

  • Perry County Drug Court

  • Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC)

  • Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP)

  • Fahe, Inc.

  • Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC)

Hope Building is made possible by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

Want to Support Hope Building?

Want to be a part of a life-changing recovery program in the mountains of East Kentucky? We can't do it without you! Every gift - no matter the amount - is appreciated.

Interested? Want to Find Out More?

Are you determined to stay in recovery? The door to a better life is wide open - all you have to do is step on through! Hope Building participants are selected and referred to us by Hickory Hill Recovery Center and Perry County Drug Court. Our trainees have all reached a significant point in their recovery process. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: 

Scott McReynolds, Executive Director