Q-and-A With Deneen Turner
A chat with the Co-founder of HopeHouse International
Deneen Turner, a nonprofit entrepreneur and resident of Franklin for over 30 years, has devoted her professional life to aiding the orphan crisis in Eastern Europe. A professional singer who toured with the late Billy Graham, Deneen learned of Human Rights Watch’s tragic statistics regarding orphans in Ukraine: Within three years upon their release from the orphanages, 70 percent are homeless and living on the street, 20 percent are in prison, and 10 percent have committed suicide. “There’s your 100 percent no hope future,” Deneen said.