680 W Main St (map it)
HOPE Ministry Center
PO Box 743
Wytheville, VA 24382

Toll Free: (877) 818-8680
Phone: (276) 228-6280
Fax: (276) 228-0508
Email: hope@wythehope.org
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HOPE values the collaboration process in our approach to solving individual client needs as well as gaps in community services. This plays out in many ways, from the 10-year success of our presence in developing the HOPE Ministry Center as a model for cross-agency collaboration, referral and access, to individual achievements for disadvantaged and low wealth households attaining affordable housing. Our interests are in community sufficiency, which translates to our own agency’s sufficiency, as well as that of our stakeholders.

2020 Next group home opens
2019 Open Door Cafe wins BB&T Spirit Award, $5,000
Nutrition program launched
HOPE revises strategic plan for 2020-2025
What's HOPE' next Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)?
2018 Walnut Hills, Green Valley and Rockwood Springs group homes open with Mount Rogers Community Services
Open Door Cafe opens!
2017 Begin 25th anniversry celebration and launch of major gift campaign
Approved financing for three new 4-bedroom homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with Mount Rogers Community Services
Accepted into the national Rural LISC network
Commitments in hand of $500,000 for new
Pay What You Can restaurant inside retrofitted HOPE Ministry Center
2016 Approved for AmeriCorps VISTA for homeless policy development in partnership with People Inc.
Business scenarios presented for future of Community Food Kitchen as an employment training, pay what you can model
Launched second phase capital campaign to replace original roof, HVAC system and install new security system in HOPE Ministry Center


HOPE Packs launched as major new program in community, with $122,000 grant from Wythe-Bland Foundation, serving 600 students in 9 schools weekly, and 500 unduplicated volunteers packing weekly


Closed on debt-free acquisition of HOPE Ministry Center after successful capital campaign raising $525,000, 98% of which was local funding!
Launched Building Financial Capacity program providing bookkeeping services and board financial governance training to seven partner non profits in community


Consolidated homeless programs through the Coordinated Community Response to Homelessness (CCRH)


Approved for two AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers to assist with development of new programs around financial literacy and affordable lending and designing a food security/employment training program
Piloted financial management/shared bookkeeper with Wythe County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence and four other non profits as part of Wythe-Bland Connect project, funded by the Wythe-Bland Foundation
Started serving as fiscal sponsor for new Community Food Kitchen and Lil' Maroon Packs projects


Touch of Hopesecured private trust and faith-based funding for new volunteer mentor program to enhance case management of clients with outside volunteers


Partnered with Smart Beginnings Wythe/Bland initiative, providing office space
Facilitator of collective impact feasibility study to achieve broad community impact: building pathways for household and community sufficiency


Wytheville Farmers Marketafter hosting an informal market for several years at the HOPE Ministry Center, HOPE partnered with the Wythe-Bland Foundation and Wytheville Community College in a rapidly growing market on Main Street


Merger of Mountain Shelter, Inc. into Helping Overcome Poverty's Existence, Inc. (HOPE)
HOPE Community Information Systempowerful, web-based client management system for tracking clients and case management tool


Benevolent Medication Programstarted as a program of St. Paul United Methodist Church, BMP came under HOPE's umbrella until it created its own Board and received non-profit status from the IRS


Brock Hughes Free Clinicafter running as a program of HOPE since 1995, the free clinic spun off with its own Board and non-profit status


HOPE Ministry Centerco-located Main Street office with 9 separate human service agencies under one roof

For more information about HOPE's community collaboration initiatives, contact Andy Kegley at (276) 228-6280, Ext. 211, or email akegley@wythehope.org.

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Serving the counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth and the city of Galax

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