COVID-19

In this challenging time, Hope Ministries remains committed to the health and safety of the people we serve, our staff, and our volunteers. We will continue to make most responsible decisions we can throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions regarding our services, please email info@hopeiowa.org.

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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.

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Make A Difference

MEALS

189,648

meals served


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

SHELTER

68,556

nights of shelter


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

LIFE RECOVERY

556

life recovery participants


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

*Statistics from 2019

Angel's Summer of Hope

Angel's Summer of Hope

Angel's Summer of Hope

From homeless and alone to faith-filled and hopeful,
Angel's story of life transformation is inspiring!

From homeless and alone to faith-filled and hopeful,
Angel's story of life transformation is inspiring!

"More than I imagined"

"More than I imagined"

"More than I imagined"

Childhood tragedy led Nick into a twenty-year addiction
but God worked in a miracle in his life!

Childhood tragedy led Nick into a twenty-year addiction but God worked a miracle of restoration in his life!

Filled with Purpose

Filled with Purpose

Filled with Purpose

Years of addiction led 29-year-old Brea on a downward spiral
until she traded her jail cell for the promise of a fresh start.

Years of addiction led Brea on a downard spiral

until she traded her jail cell for a fresh start.

Chuck Found Hope

Chuck Found Hope

Chuck Found Hope

Years ago, Chuck's life was in shambles as he grappled
with addiction, but today he's sharing hope with others!

Years ago, Chuck's life was in shambles,

but today he's sharing hope with otheres!

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