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It was an image in Allison’s head that brought her to her breaking point: her two sons, Isaac and Noah, carrying their backpacks and holding their pillows. “We’d lived in several different places in two years,” she remembers. “I just couldn’t do it again.” Allison’s struggle with homelessness...

Some people talk about homelessness as hitting rock bottom. “But to me,” Joe says, “it’s more like being on an island. I’d burned every bridge and was all alone.” Joe has been homeless several times throughout his adult years. When he didn’t have anywhere else to...

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,...

Christmas used to be Tiffany’s favorite time of year. But the years have slowly chipped away at her love for the holiday. It began when she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by someone in her life when she was a child. It continued when she left home...

Jeff is convinced if he hadn’t come to Hope Ministries earlier this year, he wouldn’t be alive today. Drug and alcohol abuse had taken their toll, an addiction that began when he tried marijuana for the first time at only eight years old. At age...

Several years ago, Mark and DeDe Shour went on a missions trip that started with a time of training in California and continued with two months spent in Samoa. They were forever changed by the hurting people they met, the great need they encountered, and...

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...