About Us

CHC assists an average 550 individuals every week!

We offering help and hope to those experiencing hunger and hardship.

Our Vision

To be a community overflowing with generosity and compassion, where everyone experiences wholeness and the sustaining hope of Jesus.

Our Mission

Connecting neighbors through service and partnership to build flourishing lives and communities.

Our Core Values

Our History

Crystal and Leameal Davis founded the Community Hope Center in 1988. Having personally experienced the trauma of poverty and hunger, the Davises served their neighbors with sincere hearts for sharing the love of Jesus. The need in the community was great, and their ministry to people experiencing hunger and hardship quickly grew. In its first 10 years CHC served over 127,000 people.

Today, CHC assists an average 550 individuals every week with a committed team of more than 120 volunteers, nine staff members, dozens of church and business partners, and hundreds of supporters throughout the community. CHC has experienced tremendous growth over the past three decades, but two things have not changed:

1.) CHC’s focus on offering help and hope to those experiencing hunger and hardship
2.) CHC’s commitment to being a Christ-centered ministry

Who We Are

Our Guests and Volunteers

Community Hope Center serves any individual or family who is experiencing hardship, regardless of income level or zip code. We are here to walk with you, whether you are struggling to make ends meet, or need a place to connect with people, or are looking for a place to live out your faith and calling. While those who are experiencing hunger or hardship are our focus, we believe that we all have gifts and abilities, and we are here to help each other, regardless of our socio-economic status.

Our Donors

CHC is supported through donations made by individuals, businesses, and churches and grants from corporate and family foundations. All donations are stewarded carefully to help our neighbors, which in turn benefits the larger community. Though it is our policy not to share the names of individual donors, they – along with our supporting churches and businesses – are very important partners in CHC’s mission.

Staff

Paul Militzer

Executive Director

Ann Crane

Assistant Executive Director

Steve Thompson

Finance Manager

Lester Hahn

Market Manager

Sherry Keller

Volunteer Manager

Dani Robinette

FreshStart Program Manager

Ashley Santoni

FreshStart Coach

Kay Barlow

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

  • Roger Bruce, President
  • Amy Maberry, Vice President
  • Sue Dugan, Secretary
  • Charlie Maneke, Treasurer
  • Sharon Adair
  • Mike Babcock
  • Lenora Bethel
  • Kaela Berry-Generally
  • Stephanie Elliott
  • Bonnie Hartman
  • Mike Koeller
  • David Stevenson
  • Barb Stumpf
  • Ron Wooden