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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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.

HOPE is a human services organization providing tools to build community sustainability and independence.

Click IRS tax-exempt certification (pdf)
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Click IRS Form 990 tax return for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 (pdf)
Click audited financial statements for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 (pdf)

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.

2019-2020 Officers
Rachel Jones, Chair
Harvey Atkinson, Vice-Chair
Jean Farley, Secretary
Misty Pack, Treasurer

Regina Alley
Carolyn Dankowski
Chris DiYorio
Jody Fiorini
Carmen Gravely
Shane Hiatt
Cindy Jarmul
Jeffrey Kyle
Ryan Lawson
Kristin Shumate
Cindy Stuart
Shelley Woods

Andy Kegley, Executive Director
Jodie Huff, Deputy Director
Gail Hudler, Pre-Purchase Housing Counselor
Beth Horton, Lead Crisis Housing Counselor
Cris Shinault, Crisis Housing Counselor
Gary Slemp, Housing Solutions Coordinator
Heather Thomas, Bookkeeping Assistant
Mike Pugh, Food Security Coordinator
JC Botero, Chef-Open Door Cafè
Jake Lewis, Manager-Open Door Cafè
Jordan Atwood, AmeriCorps VISTA
Zona Jones, Administrative Assistant
Colleen Mercier, Goodwill SCSEP Receptionist Trainee

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

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