Join us in our mission

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

162,702

meals served


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

SHELTER

56,083

nights of shelter


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

LIFE RECOVERY

221

life recovery participants


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

*Statistics from 2017

"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.

On a New Path

On a New Path

On a New Path

Bob is a veteran who struggled to get a foothold on post-military
life. Today he's on a new path of healing and restoration.

Bob is a veteran who struggled to get a foothold on post-military
life. Today he's on a new path of healing and restoration.

Healed by Love

Healed by Love

Healed by Love

From the tragedy of domestic violence to newfound hope and faith...
Nicole's story of strength and courage will inspire you!

From the tragedy of domestic violence to newfound hope and faith...
Nicole's story of strength and courage will inspire you!

How You
Help Change Lives

Need a Thanksgiving Meal?

Register for a meal delivery

ENCORE Thrift Stores

Locations

Thanksgiving Food Donation Day – Nov. 21

Here’s What We Need

Christmas Volunteer Sign-up is now open.

Learn More Here

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