As a child, I watched my mom struggle to maintain a job. She was not able to commit to a full-time work schedule because my sister was a paraplegic and required many surgeries and hospital stays. We had great family support, but I remember having a fear that we would become homeless. Looking back, I see that would have never happened with my family’s help that surrounded us. However, while my mom had the support that allowed us to not live in want or need, I know that many women and children do not.
Judy’s Hope has come about because of a God-given desire to support women and children in hard places. Named in honor of my mom, who passed away in 2013, our desire is to instill hope in the lives of women and children who need a helping hand to secure employment, permanent housing and renewal in living their best lives.Participants of Judy’s Hope will find a safe, Christ-oriented environment that will allow women to live alone with their child(ren) in a tiny house while developing the skills needed to step out on their own. These women will find mentorship in home economics, securing a job, parenting, walking with Christ and more as they rebuild a firm foundation to live independently.It is the mission of Judy’s Hope to open doors to a future and a hope for women and children as we guide them into their next step of life.
Founder, Judy’s Hope
More About Karen
Karen Powers, founder of Judy’s Hope Foundation, is married to Bryce Powers, owner of Providence Builders, LLC. Bryce and Karen have twins, Isaac and Abby. Karen has helped Bryce with his construction business from the founding days and continues to work with him and his team. Bryce, Karen, Isaac and Abby are members of First Baptist Church in downtown Clarksville, TN. When a friend reminded Karen that one person can make a huge difference, the passion to help women and children pushed her forward to investigate the needs of the local community. Through prayer and research, God led Karen to the vision of Judy’s Hope Foundation. Due in large part to the support of Biker’s Who Care, Mayor Joe Pitts and the City Council, Bryce and Karen were able to acquire the property on S. Second Street. Bryce and Karen are so very grateful for the support of the community, friends and family members. It is only by strong support and God’s grace that the vision to open doors to a future and a hope for women and children will come to fruition.
Board of DirectorsElizabeth Black
Our Five Phase Program
In this phase, participants will focus on regrouping and refocusing. Our goal in this phase is to speak into and guide each woman as she endeavors to begin living a healthier, more vibrant life.
In this phase, participants will continue to work with their mentor and focus on growing spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Each participant will also begin searching for secure employment.
In this phase, participants will learn how to continue growing spiritually, mentally and physically while demonstrating faithfulness with employment.
This is our phase for celebration and rejoicing! Each participant in this phase will officially graduate from our program and begin living independently.
As part of our holistic approach, participants will be encouraged to continue their connection with Judy’s Hope Foundation, Inc. by reinvesting their time and testimony within our program.