Ministry of Hope's Annual Montreat 2021 Luncheons IS BACK ON!!!

Wednesday, September 8th

We are happy to announce that we ARE able to have our annual luncheon at Montreat again this year, and we want you there! We've missed everyone, and have a lot to catch up on - don't miss out on this impactful and inspirational event...

We hope you and yours are healthy and safe during this time, and we appreciate all the love and support we’ve received from each of you during the pandemic. Although the COVID-19 crisis has created some uncertainty of large gatherings, we WILL be proceeding with our annual fall luncheon at Montreat on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. We understand that the situation is in constant flux, but based on the current CDC guidelines and the recommendations of our state, we feel that by the time of our event, it will be safe to gather and celebrate. We will keep you informed if that should change, however, so please continue to check out our website for updates. Please also feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support - and we cannot wait to be together with you in person very soon!

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Hope for Women in Prison

The Ministry of Hope is a community-funded chaplaincy program which raises funds to employ on-site chaplains at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women (SCCW) in Swannanoa, NC. Our chaplains conduct religious services in the center's chapel and provide pastoral care and spiritual guidance to the inmates. Their guidance and leadership are crucial to helping these women, many of whom struggle with addiction, abuse, and grief issues. The women at SCCW are within five years of release or parole. Our chaplains offer them a sense of hope and real-world self-care tools to manage parenting, relationships, and employment with discernment and spiritual maturity.



Our Vision

"Believing that no one is beyond God’s love, the Ministry of Hope provides safe experiences and develops supportive relationships at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women. These will enable the discovery of and belief in hope for renewal, reconciliation, and restoration."

The Women Speak

“When I went to prison I thought my life was over. The chaplain helped me to understand my new life had just begun.”

“The chapel was the one place I could go to cry, and sometimes I just need to cry a lot.”

“The chaplain was able to see and hear what I did not want to. Listening to her may have saved my life.”




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ATTENTION Ministry of Hope Supporters: Special Note of Appeal

Beginning in March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NC Department of Public Safety suspended all volunteer programs at SCCW - these suspended programs include all volunteer-led religious services, classes and meetings. Currently (July 2021), programs and access to SCCW for volunteers is still not available. However, our MOH chaplains are not considered volunteers, therefore they have been allowed to minister to the residents and staff of SCCW during this entire COVID-19 heightened time of anxiety and separation, making your support even more critical.

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