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Hope Ministries will be giving away bricks from the old Douglas Elementary School building, located at 3800 E. Douglas Ave. in Des Moines, on Thursday, August 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. The property is the site of our future campus for homeless and hurting women...

Want to get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the life-changing work happening at Hope Ministries thanks to your partnership? We’d love to give you a virtual tour! We’re currently offering online tours of our Hope Center for Women and Children, our Door of Faith men’s life...

Vikki is no stranger to fear. She’s experienced seasons of homelessness that saw her sleeping in other people’s homes, on the streets, in her car, even dope houses. Pain and abuse in her childhood led to experimenting with drugs in her young adult years. She’s...

"God's going to use my story!" When Anthony, 55, looks back on his life so far, he sees a story filled with twists and turns. He’s had happy moments—like when he first found faith at age 18 or when he met his future wife as a...

Another New Beginning Five years ago this month, Tiffany was in a hospital bed after having attempted to end her life. Decades of addiction and hurt had stolen her desire to live. Some of her memories around that traumatic time are blurry, but there’s one instance she...

We're excited to unveil a new name for our growing thrift store operation, which currently includes two store locations. Previously named ENCORE Thrift Stores, the new name is Hope Ministries Thrift. Along with the name change comes a partnership with SMCo Thrift, a thrift store management...

In 2012, Ron was in a car accident that should’ve ended his life. In the chaos and trauma, he recalls feeling something strange. “It’s like it was God’s presence right there with me,” he remembers. “It was the first time in my life I’d ever...

  We call it Team Hope because that’s exactly what it is . . . a group of 500+ dedicated monthly givers who are making life change possible for hundreds—even thousands—of homeless, hungry, abused or addicted people. Monthly giving helps us as we plan our budget...

As I begin this note, I can’t help but think back to this time last year and my hopeful vision for another wonderful year (our 105th!) at Hope Ministries. Little did any of us know then what the year would hold: a blistering election season,...

In 2012, Ron was in a car accident that should’ve ended his life. In the chaos and trauma, he recalls feeling something strange. “It’s like it was God’s presence right there with me,” he remembers. “It was the first time in my life I’d ever...