At HOPEtown, we aim
to minister with those
in need in the same
way Jesus did it.

We don't minister TO the margins, but instead we deliberately stake out the margins so that we can minister FROM the margins.

Because we are
ALL in need.

Because doing GOOD
is never BAD.

Because doing RIGHT
is never WRONG.

HOPEtown is a 501(c)(3) Christian non-profit organization devoted to ministering with those in need in Lewisburg, Tennessee and the surrounding area. We are not a church, nor are we the ministry of any particular church. This is by design. Quite deliberately, we are both non-denominational and interdenominational as part of our effort to transcend and even dismantle barriers so that we can serve and partner with the entire community. Close partnerships include several different churches, businesses, civic organizations; and numerous individuals in the community.

Through a variety of continuously expanding programs, we minister with those in need of food, clothing, hygiene items, rent & utility assistance, home maintenance & repair, counseling, worship, Bible teaching, spiritual mentoring, and assistance with homelessness. Additionally, we provide summer nutrition and enrichment for children, and we also are grateful to provide safe shelter and aid for victims of homelessness and domestic violence. Meeting unmet needs is always what we aim to do, and we pray that God will enable and equip us to add additional programs as the need demands.
Harvest of Hope Food Pantry of Marshall County is our constantly maintained supply of non-perishable food items that we use to regularly assist those in need. These food items are almost entirely provided by local individuals, churches, businesses, schools, and civic organizations.

Martha's Closet is our clothing ministry. We receive innumerable clothing donations and then organize them and place them in our Martha's Closet store, in which those in need may shop at no charge for whatever clothing needs they and their family may have.

Jericho Road, which owes its name to a detail in Jesus’ timeless parable of the Good Samaritan, is the program in which we provide rent/utility/medication assistance for local residents in need. In 2020 this total exceeded $20,000.

Project 9:58 is our homelessness ministry. We offer a warm-up shelter in the winter through our partnership with First Presbyterian Church and also offer assistance in locating and paying for housing. A new transitional housing component of this ministry, called HOPEhouse, will be getting its start with an exciting real estate purchase we made in April 2021.

Hands of Hope is a grassroots, volunteer-led program focused on providing cost-free home maintenance and repair for elderly or disabled persons who do not possess the financial means and physical ability to perform the needed work themselves.

Table 4.12 is the name of our meal delivery program for seniors and disabled persons. Every Wednesday we deliver a hot meal and critical grocery and hygiene items to several dozen persons who have limited health, transportation, or financial ability.

The Well is our weekly outreach event on Saturday evenings. At 4 pm we have an open gym time for kids (we provide adult supervision). At 5 pm we have a time of fellowship and worship led by our Executive Director and by a rotating cast of volunteers from several different churches. During this time we also offer (1) children's classes taught by dedicated and skilled volunteer teachers and (2) a hot and delicious meal to every person present.

Bright Ideas is our summer and after-school children's program. From 8 am-noon on summer Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, we provide food in addition to educational, spiritual, and character enrichment for 1st grade-6th grade children. The after-school component of this program is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year from 3:30-5:30 pm. As in all our programs, there is no cost to the children or their families.

Frank Sullivan

Executive Director

After operating for five years from the historic but rapidly deteriorating Connelly School facility, we have moved into a temporary location as we make plans to build a permanent HUB facility on land that has been donated to us at a prime location near Walmart. This new facility will accommodate our current needs and also provide us with growth opportunities for the foreseeable future. The design process is a work in progressbut this new HUB will have both a commercial kitchen and gym/multi-purpose facility in order to maximize our ability to serve our community.

Lord willing, we will break ground early in 2023 and be able to move into our new HUB in 2024.

We ask you to prayerfully consider making generations donations toward this effort so that we can occupy this facility as soon as possible.
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  • 402 North 2nd Avenue, Lewisburg, TN, USA
  • (at the intersection of 3rd Ave & Haynes St) Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091
  •  +1-931-993-7791
  •  Sundays CLOSED. Mondays 9 am-3 pm . Tuesdays 12:30 pm-5 pm. Wednesdays 9 am-4 pm. Thursdays 12:30 pm-5 pm. Fridays Open by appointment only. Saturdays 10 am-2 pm. Please call us at any time if your need is a dire emergency.
  •  12/10/2022 09:00 AM - 12/10/2022 12:00 PM
  •   3rd Avenue & Haynes Street, Lewisburg, TN

Alison Wolf of Parcel 79 Salon will be on hand at our HUB to offer free haircuts to men, women, and children from 10 am-1 pm. And we'll giving away cookies and hot cocoa to every person who comes!

  •  12/10/2022 05:00 PM
  •   3rd Avenue & Haynes Street, Lewisburg, Tennessee

The whole community is invited to our annual community Christmas party! We'll have music, worship, a great holiday dinner, and gifts for everyone!

  •  12/15/2022 06:00 PM

Wrap It Up is our Christmas assistance program for families in need in Marshall County. There are no income limits or requirements, though all families must reside in Marshall County and have physical custody of all children for whom they are seeking assistance. Wrap It Up provides parents with an opportunity to shop for their children themselves in our festive holiday gift gallery. Registration begins November 28 and will conclude on December 10. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ABLE TO BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 10.