HOPE  MISSION

Serving others with many hands and one heart

The Hope Mission family provides the following services:

Soup Kitchen

  • Hot Meal Served Daily
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    1410 Bridges Street MHC
  • Meals prepared for Meals on Wheels
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinners to families
  • Emergency Food Boxes
    for new Shelter & Recovery house guests

the details…

Monday – Friday our Kitchen Supervisor prepares the meals, which are then served by volunteers.

On Saturday and Sunday, volunteer groups come in to prepare and serve the meals.

Our Kitchen Supervisor also lovingly prepares approximately 40 meals each day for one of the local Meals on Wheels groups that delivers meals to elderly and shut-ins.

Our Soup Kitchen also supplies emergency food boxes for new guests of one of our shelters or recovery houses.

Men’s / Women’s Shelter

  • Check-in time: 6:00 PM
    1410 Bridges Street MHC
  • Provides safe place to sleep (live-in supervisors)
  • Hot showers (shelter guests only)
  • Laundry facilities (shelter guests only)
  • Mentoring
  • Support Groups
  • Professional Counseling Services
  • Assistance filling out applications for Low Income housing, employment, etc.
  • Staff led devotional/ discussion time
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Financial counseling (how to balance checking account, budgeting, etc.)

the details…

Our men’s and women’s shelters are currently in separate buildings. The men’s shelter can house a maximum of 15 residents. The women’s shelter is limited to 6 residents. Both shelters are currently full, with waiting lists.

We provide live-in supervisors to ensure that our shelters are a safe living environment for all.

During the time that a person stays in our shelter, we help them with things like getting a valid ID, EBT Services through the Department of Social Services, and other things that may seem small, but are in fact important parts of normal daily life. We often provide referrals, assistance with filling out job applications, transportation and other services that may assist a person get “back on their feet”.

Each person that stays with us is required to gain employment within a reasonable time frame. We partner with others to provide counseling to help them learn to save and budget money so that they will be able to pay for rent and deposits when they are able to move forward and move out.

Shelter guests are also expected participate in the daily upkeep of the shelter and to do some community service work.

We may assist them in finding housing by making sure applications are filled out properly and if necessary getting them on the list for low income housing and other services offered in our community.

We counsel each person on a one-on-one basis to ensure that they are able to get whatever they need emotionally, financially and spiritually, to transition back into a fully functioning member of society.

We will NOT do it for you, but we sure are willing to help you in many ways, if you are willing to help yourself!

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Tues & Thurs 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Must check-in by 10:30 AM
    1410 Bridges Street MHC

the details…

Emergency Financial Services – On Tuesday and Thursday each week we accept applications and counsel those in need of emergency financial assistance, such as electric, water, medical or rent.

Applicants are screened and counseled before being considered or approved for assistance. We strongly believe in the philosophy of “hand up, not hand out”.

We receive some grant assistance from Carteret Craven Electric to assist in this process and the remainder of the funds comes from private donation.s

Thrift Store

  • Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    1502 & 1504 Bridges Street MHC
  • Clothing Vouchers for those with emergency needs
  • Furniture / Household Vouchers for those with emergency needs

the details…

Our Thrift Store serves many purposes in the community. As a 501(c)3 we offer a great way to dispose of unwanted items in a potentially advantageous way. Check with your tax advisor to see if your donated items qualify for a tax deduction for you.

For a list of items our thrift store will accept, please visit the Hope Mission Thrift Store webpage.

Hope Mission’s Thrift Store provides vouchers for those in need, allowing them to get the things they need at little or no cost.

The store also provides an income that helps to fund the Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchen and other services provided by Hope Mission. Visit us at www.HopeMissionThriftStore.org

Hope Recovery Homes

  • Check-in by appointment only
  • Safe living environment (live in supervisors)
  • Mentorship
  • Counseling
  • AA meetings
  • Support Groups
  • Professional Counseling Services
  • Bible Study & other classes
  • Professional Counseling Services

the details…

Hope Recovery Homes is a separate 501(c)3 organization.

Recovery House guests are expected participate in the daily upkeep of the home and to do some community service work.

Our recovery program exists solely for the purpose of helping those suffering from alcoholism and drug addictions to find a solution to their problems that they have not otherwise been able to find.

Each of our recovery houses has a live-in supervisor ensure that our homes remain drug and alcohol free environments. Each person that enters our recovery system is required to participate in (SAIOP) Substance

Abuse Intensive Outpatient counseling and a variety of classes designed to help people transition back into normal daily lives.

Our Recovery program has a success rate of approximately 70 percent. Learn more at www.HopeRecoveryHomes.org

Service Partnerships

  • Night Meals for Shelter Guests
  • Empty Bowls
  • Food Drives
  • Winter Coat Drive
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Inspirational Speakers
  • Job Training
  • Financial counseling (how to balance checking account, budgeting, etc.)
  • HSE (formerly GED)
  • Continuing Education
  • Access to medical treatment

the details…

Hope Mission succeeds not because of the partnerships that it has formed with the community; instead, their success is directly related to the partnerships that the community has formed with Hope Mission!

Individuals, large and small businesses, organizations and groups, churches and government all come together to partner with this organization and effect real change in the community, one person at at time.

Police officers regularly show up to serve at the soup kitchen; City Council members drops in to visit; Local businesses send entire crews of workers and donations; Many, many organizations and private groups hold fund-raisers and show up when help is needed.

And still others partner in ways that are vital, yet not as noticeable. For example the individuals and groups who assist with teaching skills like budgeting, or those that man the food drives, supply the night meals, act as mentors, provide transportation and much more.

There are lots of ways for you to participate with Hope Mission and help our community:

  • Personal items for Shelter Guests
  • Food items for Community Kitchen
  • Start a fund raising event
  • Volunteer
  • Cash is always welcome!

Hope Mission
1410 Bridges Street
P. O. Box 1438
Morehead City, NC 28557

Phone:  252-240-2359
Fax:  252-622-4839

Executive Director: Gene McLendon