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 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/temporary housing assistance for local residents in need. In 2023 we expect this total to exceed $100,000.

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, opened in 2022 provides temporary rent-free living for a families in an effort to stabilize and empower families experiencing housing insecurity.

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 approximately 100 persons who have limited health, transportation, mobility, or financial ability.

 Bright Ideas is our summer children's program. Multiple afternoons a week, we provide food in addition to educational, spiritual, and character enrichment for 1st grade-6th grade children. As in all our programs, there is no cost to the children or their families.

Frank & Julie Sullivan

Executive Director & Co-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, which is providentially located near the local health department, will accommodate our current needs and also provide us with growth opportunities for the foreseeable future. The design process is a work in progress, but 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 2024 and be able to move into our new HUB before the end of the year.

We ask you to prayerfully consider making generations donations toward this effort so that we can occupy this facility as soon as possible. All donations to HOPEtown are fully tax-deductible.

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  • 402 North 2nd Avenue, Lewisburg, TN, USA
  • (at the intersection of 3rd Ave & Haynes St) Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091
  •  +undefined-931-993-7791
  •  MONDAY 9 am-2 pm TUESDAY 1-5 pm WEDNESDAY 9 am-4 pm THURSDAY 9 am-1 pm SATURDAY 10 am-2 pm Mondays 9 am-3 pm . Tuesdays 1 pm-5 pm. Wednesdays 9 am-4 pm. Thursdays 1 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.
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Foreword adult literacy program

Foreword is our adult literacy program, specializing in helping adults learn to read, improve their reading skills, or prepare for GED testing. Foreword is offered at no cost and is open to anyone from anywhere.

  • Date: 9/28/2023 05:00 PM
  • Location: Lewisburg, TN, USA (Map)
  • More Info: @ the HOPEtown TUB (at the intersection of 3rd Avenue & Haynes Street)

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