680 W Main St (map it)
HOPE Ministry Center
PO Box 743
Wytheville, VA 24382

Toll Free: (877) 818-8680
Phone: (276) 228-6280
Fax: (276) 228-0508
Email: hope@wythehope.org
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History
Helping Overcome Poverty's Existence, Inc. (HOPE) was incorporated in 1993 with a primary mission of fulfilling the challenge of its name
―to reduce the conditions contributing to poverty in southwest Virginia. Mountain Shelter, Inc. (MSI) was incorporated in 1992 with a primary mission of enabling lower income and disadvantaged families to achieve solutions for sustaining affordable housing. In July 2007, HOPE and MSI merged into one entity and maintained the name HOPE. A vision to bring about new and creative delivery of services was adopted resulting in a  bigger impact on clients and local communities.

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  Click IRS Form 990 tax return for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 (pdf)
  Click audited financial statements for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 (pdf)

Mission
HOPE is a human services organization facilitating initiatives and coordinating services aimed at improving the overall well-being of individuals and families by providing the tools necessary to increase self-sufficiency, promote healthy lifestyles and enhance the quality of life.

Service Area
HOPE serves the counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth and the city of Galax in southwest Virginia.

Board of Directors
HOPE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that provides invaluable oversight, guidance and fiduciary responsibility. In addition to community representatives, HOPE is proud to involve program recipients on the Board of Directors to assist in its planning work. As a certified Virginia Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), one-third of the Board of Directors represents a low income community.

2013-2014 Officers
Rachel Jones, Chair
Vacant, Vice-Chair
Drew Laing, Secretary
Bruce Stephens, Treasurer

Board of Directors
Treva Adams
Kimeko Addison
Harvey Atkinson
Bob Ballard
Lynne Bouknight
Miracle Carner
Tony Isom
Mike Jennings
Lewis LaFon
Misty Pack
Paulette Turpin

Staff
Andy Kegley, Executive Director
Jodie Altice, Deputy Director
Amanda Romans, Program Director
Kathi Mineer, Homeownership Director
Michelle Eller, Housing Counselor
Beth Horton, Housing Counselor
Gail Hudler, Housing Solutions Coordinator
Zona Jones, Administrative Assistant Trainee
William Cook, Property Maintenance Trainee

HOPE Dashboard FY 2012-13
Homeless Prevention Program
 
Households served
  Average per household
  Financial assistance

69
$2,031
$140,142
Housing Solutions Grant
  Households served
  Average per household
  Financial assistance

12
$2,653
$31,834
Emergency Solutions Grant
  Households served
  Average per household
  Financial assistance

67
$724
$48,504
Special Needs/Multi-family/Supportive
Housing Programs

 
Households served
  Financial assistance


41
$92,056
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
 
Households served
  Average per household
  Financial assistance

21
$238
$4,991
Local Fund Assistance
  Households served
  Average per household
  Financial assistance

36
$236
$8,508
Individual requests for assistance
Unmet needs
Total financial assistance
2,937
1,196
$326,035
Homeownership Program
  Units closed

3
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  Households counseled
  Foreclosures prevented

45
5
Community Food Kitchen
 
Meals served
  Cost per meal

3,977
$1.75
Lil' Maroon Packs Program
 
Packs distributed (over 20 weeks)
  Cost per pack

3,200
$3.75
Big Walker Charity Ride Participants 31
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


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Serving the counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth and the city of Galax

United Way of Wythe County
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Last modified: 
7/23/14