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When Stephanie looks back on her time at Hope Ministries, one of her best memories is watching her youngest daughter, Faith, learn to walk. One-year-old Faith had starts and stops, of course. She’d stumble and then try again. And that’s something Stephanie can relate to ....

Mason spent years running. Running away from grief after his mom died when he was only a freshman in high school. Running away from feelings of failure after his time in the Army ended. Running away from broken relationships. “I’ve struggled with my identity, my purpose....

Last spring, Jon, 55, was living down in Texas—in a tent by railroad tracks. He’d lost everything due to his addiction. In his words, he was “in a deep, dark place.” He describes homelessness as “loneliness . . . a huge amount of loneliness. You’re always...

When Jericka first came to Hope Ministries in 2019, she was in stage 4 kidney failure. She was using a walker, had recently been living in a nursing home, and she’d been told she had the liver function of a 65-year- old who had been...

Interested in volunteering regularly at Hope Ministries? Keep on reading . . . If you have a heart for those in need, we have a place for you as an M25 volunteer. M25s are trained volunteers who commit to serve on a regular basis (weekly, monthly,...

Kelsey was only a teenager when her family got the tragic news that would change their lives forever: Her father had terminal lung cancer. It had already spread to his brain, and he was given a prognosis of six months. He lived for another six months...

There’s an old painting most likely familiar to anyone who’s spent time in church. It was painted by artist Warner Sallman and depicts Jesus standing at a door and knocking. “The thing about that painting,” says Steve, a recent graduate of our life recovery program, “is...

It was a 150-year-old book—The New Life by Andrew Murray—that initially inspired David to change his life. And he found it, of all places, in a dumpster behind a thrift store. He’d been looking for clothing. First, he read the preface. Later, he read the whole...

We recently completed a five-year survey, including more than 1,000 homeless men we've served, that illuminates the link between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and homelessness in adulthood. We've released the results of our survey in a report called Trauma: Then and Now. We conducted our survey...

There was a point in Cindy’s life where it seemed she had everything. A marriage, a new house, a convertible, a camper, even a motorcycle. From the outside, her life looked nearly perfect . . . Until a relapse into drug addiction stole everything. “Because of...