In the year 2017, a young lady was met with a dilemma. She was a young working mother that was faced with the need for assistance in order to maintain her household. However, she did not meet the criteria for any assistance programs available in the city of Nashville. Rather than succumbing to the overwhelming feelings of defeat, with help and guidance, Quintina Waller had what she expressed as a “glory trigger.”
Waller sought the help of Rev. Enoch Fuzz pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church. He offered a Sunday School classroom in his church as office space for Waller to develop a program. At that time, Hope Station was born in order to assist single mothers with small children in the home. The uniqueness of this program is that assistance is offered without the red tape of going through a rigorous application process demanding unnecessary information—only to be declined because $33,000 per year would disqualify a working woman with children.
“While other programs require you to be ‘poor,’ we are not here to humiliate. We are here to fill in the gap,” said Waller, founder/executive director of Hope Station.
Hope Station distributed approximately $900,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist with immediate needs for rent, utilities, car repair, food, meds, etc. Mental healing was recently added in 2020 to help in breaking the stigma of using counselors in order to deal with mental health. “We have partnered with Insight Counseling to provide 8-24 sessions, as necessary,” Waller said. The areas currently served are Davidson County and Rutherford County.
‘Hash Browns for Hope’ is the signature fundraiser that will be held in person for the first time since the pandemic. It is an opportunity to learn more about the mission while enjoying a silent auction, brunch, and many other experiences. Hash Browns for Hope will be held on July 8 at the Hilton Green Hills. For more information and donation information, visit the website at hopestationtn.org or call 615-480-2765.
Rev. Fuzz is glad to be a part of such a program that had its beginning in his church. Proud of this ministry, Rev. Fuzz’s support for this program is in no way an indication that he is ready to accept speaking engagements as much as he would like to.
Therefore, keep praying for Rev. Fuzz and for Quintina Waller, and the Hope Station program as it continues to provide for those in need.
Keep watching Rev. Fuzz’s posts on Meta and be encouraged by reading weekly ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ installments.