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Giving Hope.
Changing Lives.


Rescuing people who are homeless, hungry,
abused or addicted since 1915

Faithfully Serving

Hope Ministries provides food, clothing, shelter and life recovery support for men, women and children in desperate need. With seven ministry centers around Des Moines, our goal is to provide rescue, recovery and restoration to change people’s lives forever.

How You Help
Make A Difference

MEALS

187,649

meals served


We serve three free meals to hundreds of hungry people each day.

SHELTER

65,080

nights of shelter


We provide free and safe shelter for men, women and children who are homeless and hurting.

LIFE RECOVERY

256

life recovery participants


Through classes, counseling, work skills training and more, our free life recovery programs offer lasting transformation.

*Statistics from 2018

Breaking the Cyle

Breaking the Cycle

Breaking the Cycle

Cindy is determined to break the cycle of family dysfunction and
discover God's plan for her life. She's making a fresh start!

Cindy is determined to break the cycle of family dysfunction

and provide a fresh start for her son!

Another new beginning

Another New Beginning

Another New Beginnings

Leland graduated from our life recovery program more than two
years ago. But his Hope Ministries journey isn't over!

Leland graduated from our men's life recovery program more

than two years ago. But his Hope Ministries journey isn't over!

"This is my second chance."

"This is my second chance."

"This is my second chance."

Heather desperately wanted to give her son a better life.
Today, both mom and son have found healing.

Heather desperately wanted to give her son a better life.
Today, both mom and son have found healing.

How You
Help Change Lives

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