500

committed, compassionate team members are
making an unforgettable impact!
Will you join the team?

When you join Team Hope by committing to a monthly financial gift, you’re making long-term life change possible for hundreds—even thousands—of homeless, hungry, abused or addicted people in Central Iowa. You’re providing nutritious meals, safe shelter and life recovery programs to help men and women rebuild their lives.

Like Angela
, who came to our Hope Center for Women and Children after decades of struggling. A traumatic incident in her childhood led her down a dark road of addiction, prostitution and homelessness. Watch her moving video testimony for the rest of the story . . .

Join the Team Today!

Your Amazing Impact

Free Community Meals

Your monthly giving provides free breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for hungry men, women and children. Literally thousands of people in Central Iowa struggle with food insecurity on a daily basis. For many low-income individuals and families, the free meals they receive at Hope Ministries help them to redirect financial resources that might’ve otherwise gone toward groceries—allowing them to stay in their homes and pay utility bills. For others who need help with deep-seated struggles, free meals are a first step toward larger life changes.

 

Safe Shelter

Every night in Iowa, hurting people go to sleep in cars and under bridges . . . or if they’re lucky that night, a cheap motel or maybe a friend’s couch. Our three shelter and life recovery centers offer a safe haven and a place of rest for men, women and children who need to know they’re cared for. Some stay only a few nights, a few weeks or a few months. Others choose to transition into our free life recovery programs, where they continue to have their basic needs met while they work to rebuild their lives.

 

Life-changing Recovery

Your partnership means a fresh start for hundreds of individuals every year! Our free long-term life recovery programs include practical life skills classes, substance abuse counseling, job readiness training, educational opportunities and much more. In 2019, more than 550 people participated in our recovery programs, striving for freedom from past struggles and working toward a brighter future.

 

"I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope...Today I’m married to a wonderful woman. I have a college degree. I went from homeless to homeowner. And now I work here at Hope Ministries!"

~Nick

"I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope...Today I’m married to a wonderful woman. I have a college degree. I went from homeless to homeowner. And now I work here at Hope Ministries!" ~Nick

"I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope...Today I’m married to a wonderful woman. I have a college degree. I went from homeless to homeowner. And now I work here at Hope Ministries!" ~Nick

“Sometimes I have kitchen duty and I love that because growing up, I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen. Now I’m actually learning to cook! Hope Ministries is a well-rounded program. It helps you in every area of life.”

~Cindy

“Sometimes I have kitchen duty and I love that because growing up, I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen. Now I’m actually learning to cook! Hope Ministries is a well-rounded program. It helps you in every area of life.” ~Cindy

“Sometimes I have kitchen duty and I love that because growing up, I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen. Now I’m actually learning to cook! Hope Ministries is a well-rounded program. It helps you in every area of life.” ~Cindy

“When my wife died, I lost all my hope, and that’s when things really spiraled with my addiction…There’s always been a tug in my heart. I knew I needed God. Here at Hope, we lift each other up and carry each other along. I feel loved here…I’m thankful for people who support Hope."

~Keith

“When my wife died, I lost all my hope, and that’s when things really spiraled with my addiction…There’s always been a tug in my heart. I knew I needed God. Here at Hope, we lift each other up and carry each other along. I feel loved here…I’m thankful for people who support Hope." ~Keith

“When my wife died, I lost all my hope, and that’s when things really spiraled with my addiction…There’s always been a tug in my heart. I knew I needed God. Here at Hope, we lift each other up and carry each other along. I feel loved here…I’m thankful for people who support Hope." ~Keith

“When I think about where I was then to where I am today, it’s just amazing. My faith in God is stronger than ever, and there’s been major improvement in every area of my life. I still have my Hope Ministries family even as I move forward in my life.”

~Kelli

“When I think about where I was then to where I am today, it’s just amazing. My faith in God is stronger than ever, and there’s been major improvement in every area of my life. I still have my Hope Ministries family even as I move forward in my life.” ~Kelli

“When I think about where I was then to where I am today, it’s just amazing. My faith in God is stronger than ever, and there’s been major improvement in every area of my life. I still have my Hope Ministries family even as I move forward in my life.” ~Kelli