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The Hope Center

The Hope Center
1316 W Lawrence Street, Appleton, WI 54914




Office hours:
Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am
Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm

Who are we?
The Hope Center is a group of volunteers from the Fox Valley area WELS churches who provide physical and spiritual support in Christian love for local families who are struggling with physical needs. We provide material assistance (baby supplies, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, etc.) and are a distribution site for the Fox Cities Diaper Bank.

Where are we located?
We are located at 1316 W Lawrence Street, Appleton. This is behind St. Matthew Lutheran Church (located on Mason Street, one block off College Avenue).

How can I receive help?
We seek to provide help and hope to those in need in the Fox Valley. No matter what your age, nationality, race, income, disability, or religion, we are here to help. We care and we can help! All services are free and confidential.

New clients: Please call 920-739-0039 or email thehopecenter1316@gmail.com to schedule an initial intake appointment.
Current clients: Please drop in during our office hours and a volunteer will assist you.

How can I help?
The Hope Center appreciates prayers to our gracious God on our behalf. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via phone at 920-739-0039 or email thehopecenter1316@gmail.com. We also appreciate your financial assistance and donations of hygiene items and cleaning supplies. All donations are tax deductible.

Compelled by the love of Jesus, we provide help and hope to those in need—for now, and for eternity.

The Hope Center is an outreach ministry of WELS United based in Appleton, WI. The Hope Center is a volunteer, non-profit agency that is financially supported by the members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). We are a 501c3 non-profit agency. Donations are tax deductible.

The Hope Center needs your assistance! We are currently serving 115+ families each month - supplying basic necessities and providing ministry outreach. We are in need of personal hygiene and household cleaning items to support our clients - laundry soap, all-purpose cleaner, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, paper towel, and toilet paper.

If you are interested in providing donations to The Hope Center, please drop them off Tuesdays between 10am-11am or call to schedule a time. For more information or questions, contact The Hope Center. Thank you for considering this ministry outreach and providing for those in need within the community.

The Hope Center
1316 W Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54914

Stories of Hope – Good or Evil?

The man sat across from one of our Hope Center volunteers, going over the list of supplies.  One of the pastors came over and introduced himself.  The man spoke up, “I have spirits that talk to me.  They tell me things that are going to happen, that actually end up happening.”

The pastor probed, “I wonder if it was a good spirit, or an evil one?  It’s hard to tell.  The evil ones are pretty crafty at getting you to think they’re up to good, only to do some very destructive things.”  The man became silent.  That seemed like a foreign thought to him.

Our Hope Center clients’ worlds can be very dark.  We’re their link to saving light.  Pray that conversations like these open eyes and hearts to a Savior from devilish evil.  

In addition to serving about 125 households each month, The Hope Center – Appleton receives referrals from Pillars, Inc. who are moving into new housing.  There can be 2-3 of these each month.  In addition to supplying move-in furnishings between $200 - $300, volunteers and pastors are part of a much needed support network to these individuals making a fresh start.

Presently, The Hope Center – Appleton is looking for the following:

“Connections” Volunteers with interest in listening to clients and identifying spiritual needs to be addressed in future visits.  
A communication coordinator.  A volunteer who could link Hope Center efforts with local churches and other supporters.  They would also communicate special services and events to clients. 

Thanks for your prayers and support. 

Find us at www.hope-center.org or phone 920-739-0039.  Donate online or access a list of items that may be donated by clicking on the “Interested in Helping” button.

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