ATTENTION Ministry of Hope Supporters: Special Note of Appeal
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NC Department of Public Safety has suspended all volunteer programs at SCCW beginning Monday, March 16th through April 13th. These suspended programs include all volunteer-led religious services, classes and meetings. However, our MOH chaplains are not considered volunteers and will therefore be allowed to minister to the staff during this heightened time of anxiety and separation, making support even more critical.
FUNDRAISING PROJECT GOING ON NOW
During this statewide "Stay at Home" order, we are trying to continue our support for the spiritual and mental wellbeing of the SCCW residents, despite the unavailability of on-site volunteering, teaching, and programs that are typically contributed by our community and other local nonprofits...
CLICK HERE to make a donation now - You can make a one time donation, or join our “Heartbeat” Recurring Giving program…
Ministry of Hope's Spring Lake Lure Luncheon
Also due to the current State of Emergency, any events that involve group gathering have been either suspended (or advised to be suspended.) Therefore, with heavy hearts, we must CANCEL our Spring Lake Lure Luncheon that was scheduled for April 30th.
Our ministry survives primarily on the generosity of private funding provided by individual donations and attendance to our two main fundraisers each year - the Spring luncheon (in Lake Lure) and the Fall luncheon (in Montreat.) We would appreciate ANY donation you could still provide to our 501(c)3 ministry, as it will help offset our loss of income from the cancelled luncheon and the critical needs of our programs and care at SCCW during this challenging time.
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.
DONATE TO MINISTRY OF HOPE NOW
"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.”
"Chaplains in Cars Getting Coffee"
March 25, 2020
LAKE LURE SPRING LUNCHEON 2020
DONATION ONLY TOWARDS THIS
(now cancelled due to COVID-19)
OR, JOIN OUR RECURRING GIVING PROGRAM: