KINGS OF HOPE was founded in 2020 by J. Scott, a single father from Charleston, South Carolina. After continuous court hearings and being completely mistreated by the courts, J. Scott was finally awarded full custody of his son on April 1, 2015. At the time, J. Scott was 21 years old and his son was 19 months old. After obtaining full custody, J. Scott requested to receive all benefits that his son’s mother had previously received since he was now a single parent just like she was. Unfortunately, he was denied the opportunity to receive food stamps and daycare assistance. Though his son was a current Medicaid recipient while in his mother’s custody, Medicaid immediately cancelled services and denied him. During these times, J. Scott was struggling. He didn’t have a job, no money and no income coming into his home. Every road he turned down had a cul-de-sac of limitless no’s and denials.