Hope Center up and running after receiving new lease

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A place of refuge and a place of peace. The Hope Center is living up to its name after almost losing their lease this summer.

This summer, the Hope Center endured issues surrounding their lease and didn't know what would happen. But thankfully things have worked out.

"So we got a new lease with the landlord, no one has to worry about us going, closing; we are here.", says Grover Price of the Hope Center.

Organizer Grover Price was able to work with the city and the landlord on a solution to save the Hope Center.

"We learned what worked and didn't work.", Price said.

They have an organized schedule of academic help, a reading program, a children's sports team, and a self-esteem group for girls called 'I Am Queen'.

Kids like Rodney Morriswright say they benefit from the new structure.

"I like playing football after I do my homework.", said Morriswright.

"At the end of the day, I don't think people realized the impact that we were making in this community so I think a lot of people are on board with what we are doing now. We haven't had any issues, only people offering to help.", Price said.

For more information on The Hope Center visit their Facebook here.