Unlocking Potential
since 1997

About HOPE Calloway

HOPE Calloway provides a comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness in our community. We uncover the reasons individuals fall into a distressed state and connect them to the right service and support to get back on their feet again. By narrowing in on four key areas, HOPE Calloway is helping more people out of the cycle of homelessness and onto a path of a stable, healthy life.


HOPE Calloway offers supportive, transitional housing along with intensive coaching to families and individuals who have been in Calloway County for at least six months.


Our team assists unsheltered people by meeting them where they are. We help them access any treatment or services they need, including supportive housing or rehab.


Our prevention program provides supportive coaching, crisis counseling, information and referral, employment assistance, and financial assistance to individuals who need a temporary boost to move beyond a current crisis and prevent eviction or homelessness.


The Emergency Assistance program connects people to emergency housing as well as provides transportation assistance for essential needs. This could include transport to a shelter for homeless individuals or transportation to work and school.

HOPE Calloway recognizes that we cannot tackle the issue of homelessness in our community on our own. We work closely with other nonprofits and partners to provide a continuum of care for clients leading to a greater success rate for those experiencing crisis. This includes working with Needline for ongoing food assistance, Housing Authority of Murray for permanent supportive housing, Angel’s Attic for essential household needs and clothing, Centerstone for housing services for homeless veterans, and much more.

What we’ve been up to

Compassion in numbers

Fiscal Year 2019-20 People Helped | Numbers represent assistance provided by both Gentry House and MCC Homeless Coalition prior to our merger.



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Our History

Since 1997, The Gentry House, Inc has provided transitional housing to families with children who were facing homelessness. Through a partnership with Housing Authority of Murray, Gentry House was able to house 4 families at a time to help them get back on their feet. This allowed Gentry House to provide housing for more than 350 families in our community.
The Murray Calloway County Homeless Coalition began in an effort to help provide housing and assistance to individuals and families with or without children in the community. That movement quickly grew and they were able to start OpportUNITY House, a transitional living home for people who didn’t have children. In July of 2019, OpportUNITY House officially opened with 5 apartments.
In August that same year, Gentry House and MCC Homeless Coalition began a strategic partnership to provide services for homeless and housing insecure community members. This partnership strengthened both programs tremendously. Each organization brought unique strengths to the table, and one year later, HOPE Calloway was born. HOPE Calloway is the fruit of these organization’s labor and is better equipped to serve the community together. The passion and drive from Gentry House and MCC Homeless Coalition live on in HOPE Calloway as we continue fighting the fight against homelessness in Calloway County.

Our Staff

HOPE Calloway is blessed to have a staff that is passionate about our mission and works every day towards fulfilling our vision of ending chronic homelessness in Calloway County.


Nathan Carter

BA Psychology, MA Leadership, CPLC

270-761-6802 ext. 1000

Nathan has a long history of working in non-profits. Before moving to Murray, he worked for 10 years in special education and began a transitional housing program for young adults with learning disabilities. His passion is helping people who would otherwise fall through the cracks and are neglected by society.

Nathan oversees the daily operations and staff at HOPE Calloway and takes the lead in our prevention program. When he isn’t working, he can usually be found on the family farm that he shares with his twin brother, niece, and nephew.

Residential Coordinator

Brenda Greer

Certified Life Coach

270-761-6802 ext. 1001

Brenda oversees our transitional housing program, connecting residents to resources and helping them build a path towards long-term stability. She is constantly making new connections in our community to find and create resources for our clients. Jessica brings compassion and purpose to our residential program by partnering with her clients to help them achieve success.

Brenda has three children and is the pastor at New Birth Temple in Clinton, KY where she has served for the last 25 years.


Maureen Hyatt

BS Education

270-761-6802 ext. 1003

Maureen is a long-time resident of Murray and graduated from Murray State with a bachelor’s degree in 2006. She is the heart of our office, always making sure that compassion comes first when someone is in need.

Maureen is the first person that most new clients work with as she conducts intake, connecting clients with the right program and assistance. Maureen also organizes our hospitality teams to make sure that all our new residents feel welcomed and at home. Maureen is an active member at St. John’s Episcopal Church and a very proud mother to her two grown sons, Joshua and Michael.



Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from all different backgrounds and fields. One thing that they all have in common is that they have a heart for people and serving this community.

President: Jeremy McKeel
Vice President: Payton Arant
Treasurer: Tyler Cope
Secretary: Allie Gibbs
Members: Vonda Murdock, Kimberly Myers, Payton Arant, Kellie Gardner-Steele, Mike Burton, Crystal Palmisano-Dillard, Mary Beth Lyons, Taylor Cline


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Call us if you are in need of housing or emergency assistance. If it is after hours and you are experiencing an emergency, contact local law enforcement.

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