This September, join Hope Ministries, Hy-Vee and Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling as we fight hunger in Central Iowa! Feed Your Neighbor takes place from September 1 to 30 at participating metro Hy-Vee stores. Just tell your checker you'd like to "feed your neighbor" and...

One of our most meaningful opportunities for families volunteer groups is Make a Bed – Keep ’Em Fed. And it's especially popular with church youth groups! Here's how it works: The volunteers bring new twin sheet sets and pillowcases for the number of beds they would...

We say it all the time—homelessness has no season! This summer, we'll shelter just as many men, women and children as during cold winter months—usually around 200 individuals each night! We go through a lot of basic items in order to help our homeless guests feel clean...

Though Keith struggled with addiction for much of his life, when he met his wife, he believed his life had turned around for good. “When I met her, I finally understood the meaning of the word love,” he remembers. But her tragic death just weeks...

My definition of love was all wrong,” says Cindy, describing the circumstances that brought her to Hope Ministries years ago. She had married a man much like her father – abusive and controlling. When she realized the relationship was preventing her from being the mother God...

Four years ago, Leland made a decision that he says "changed everything." But it wasn't the choice he originally intended to make. "I'd spent several days on the street. All I could think was, 'Why am I still alive?' I was out at a bridge, thinking...

Heather's drug use began when she was young. "I had a lot of childhood trauma, so it was just a coping mechanism," she says. "I didn't know how else to deal with things. Drugs became my 'go-to.'" As she grew older, Heather's addiction consumed her life...

After Bob was honorably discharged from the military, he returned to the States…only to find himself in what now seemed to be a foreign country. He and his wife, whom he met while overseas, struggled to adjust to their new surroundings and their marriage ended....

Nicole endured the pain of domestic violence for more than four years. When she was seriously injured by the man she thought she loved, she knew she had to leave him. Her life—and her children's future—depended on it. With nowhere else to go, she turned to...