CHC assists an average 550 individuals every week!
We offering help and hope to those experiencing hunger and hardship.
To be a community overflowing with generosity and compassion, where everyone experiences wholeness and the sustaining hope of Jesus.
Connecting neighbors through service and partnership to build flourishing lives and communities.
Our Core Values
We look to Jesus as our unifying example of love and compassion. We rely on God’s guidance and provision for CHC, and encourage everyone to recognize Him as the source of all help and hope.
Jesus is the source of all hope, and hope is the key to finding our purpose in partnership with God. Help can save a life in crisis. Hope sustains life and reflects God’s promises. When we offer help and hope, we reflect Jesus and glorify Him.
God wants all people to experience wholeness and abundant life in Him, but He made it impossible for us to have these things in isolation. We all have needs that cannot be fulfilled on our own, and we all have abilities that can be used to help others. We believe that a community of people serving and caring for one another reflects the heart of Jesus and His kingdom.
We believe that everyone is equipped with gifts and abilities that can bless others. Our ultimate goal is to help people in a way that empowers them to help others. We see service as a way of partnering with God to build His kingdom, and all are welcome to be partners.
We believe that every person has immeasurable worth. We are committed to treating each person with dignity because they are God’s unique creation and loved by Him.
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.
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.
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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