Transforming Lives and Restoring Hope (TLRH), Inc. was born out of a desire to provide renewed hope to those who have been adversely impacted by struggles, hardships, challenges, and abuse. The underlying foundation that TLRH operates from is the belief that just as systematic forces have created hopelessness – a systematic approach can restore. Dr. Stephanie Hampton Credle is the founder and Executive Director of TLRH. She was divinely inspired to establish TLRH after a personal transformation of her own. With the inherent belief that what was possible for her would be possible for others, Stephanie has developed a holistic program that is based on proven principles. TRLH is based out of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and has outreach programs in southeastern Virginia. TLRH is a nonprofit organization that targets individuals and communities that are socially, economically, and educationally disadvantaged. TLRH is also dedicated to providing personal growth and development to women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
How TLRH Works
TLRH works with clients and communities from a foundational premise that restoring and addressing root causes makes for sustained and productive growth. As such, we start from the premise that there is inherent value and worth in every individual AND there is unlimited potential if we can assist clients in acknowledging that worth and discovering their core talents and abilities. TLRH’s three focus areas work to build individuals while providing the basic human needs that must be met before a concentrated effort can be initiated to build self worth and raise personal expectations.
Our Outreach Programs
We provide several outreach programs that support economically disadvantaged citizens and those desiring personal growth.
Lily’s is an upscale boutique that provides career clothing and semi-formal wear for citizens re-entering the workforce, or who have been adversely affected by economic conditions. Lily’s works with clients to develop a career wardrobe that will take them through the application, interview process, and the first few paychecks. Rather than leaving the boutique with a few separates, client will receive, free of charge, a complete wardrobe that can be mixed and matched to provide weeks of professional outfits that will improve confidence during the initial hiring process.
Fish and Loaves
TLRH is also committed to impact food insecurity. Our ultimate vision is to launch Fish and Loaves, a bistro that not only provides healthy meals but also teaches alternatives to “comfort foods” that results in health disparities. In 2020, TLRH began a partnership with Panera Bread. On Tuesdays, TLRH picks up end of the day dough-nations at Panera Bread in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. We distribute bread and pastry items each Wednesday in Rocky Mount and Roanoke Rapids, NC.