The HOPE Center
The HOPE Center is a faith and relationship-based drop-in, day center for individuals and families who are living in poverty and without homes. We are a unique and crucial service in the Rapid City community.
This means that we are a safe haven for our guests during the day so they can avoid risky or vulnerable situations while they work toward a life outside of poverty. Our guests utilize our many crucial and unduplicated services to make positive changes in their lives.
A primary objective of the HOPE Center is to establish relationships so we may be recognized as a trusted source of support to our guests and the community. Out of these relationships built on trust, we are able to offer lifestyle alternatives and a way out of poverty. We do this daily by providing advocacy services and appropriate referrals to partner agencies in the Rapid City area.
The HOPE Center a faith and relationship-based project started by the First United Methodist Church in 2011. We obtained our own 501(c)3 status in 2014.