LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Kim Hogue works for Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, she's over several programs there, including Books 4 Kids.
"Reading is essential for success not just in school, but in life," she says. "It helps us address the issue of literacy in Little Rock."
In a room at Goodwill's home office, thousands of books are prepped to head to homes of kids who need them.
Hogue takes this passion a step further. She's helping launch a nonprofit called Elim House.
"(Elim House is) Really focusing on working with women in crisis that have life controlling issues," she explains. "I wanted to give women the environment to thrive, where they can feel safe and secure and supported."
Elim House helps women learn life skills, provides Bible studies, and also encourages women to give back to others.
"I believe that relationship is the key to it all," Hogue continues. "Knowing that they have somewhere, someone, somebody in their corner. That's what restores hope."
"Our tag line is restoring hope and healing," she adds.
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