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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

A Firm Foundation

A Firm Foundation

A Firm Foundation

Jericka is done with letting addiction hold her back . . .
from college to career goals, she's chasing a bright future.

Jericka is done with letting addiction hold her back . . .
from college to career goals, she's chasing a bright future.

What does equipping and
empowering people
actually look like?

"This place saved my life."

"This place saved my life."

"This place saved my life."

Jon has known homelessness. He's known addiction. But he also knows he's not alone . . .

Jon has known homelessness. He's known addiction.
But he also knows he's not alone . . .

"How successful are your
programs and services?"

Surrounded by Love

Right Where I Belong

Right Where I Belong

"Basically, I was going to die . . . or get help," Shay remembers.
Shay chose help and hope—and his life has been transformed!

After years of homelessness and hardship, Kelsey found
refuge at Hope Ministries.

How do childhood adverse
experiences impact
homeless Central Iowans?

How You
Help Change Lives

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