Hope Ministries giving families hope in the new year

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - In the spirit of the new year, many are setting resolutions on how to improve themselves in 2019. Whether it be to get fit, start a new hobby or restore a relationship, we can all agree the point is to improve ourselves and our lives. A local ministry is helping people do just that.

"Hope has been here for 64 years, and our primary mission is to provide a place where individuals struggling with instability and housing in their life," said Steve Matteson, director of community relations."It's not just a place to sleep but a place to work on the issues that have caused pain and trauma and issues in their life."

The center gives every resident a case manger to help them deal with the specific hurdles affecting their ability to be successful.

Residents are also enrolled in core classes to teach valuable skills and lessons and are given a stability coach to identify the barriers that keep them from being self-sufficient.

"When you're at Hope, you're part of a community that's on a healing journey," Matteson said. "We're working on the things in our life, taking classes together, job training together, adult education together, etc."

Hope Ministries is giving local families the opportunity to meet their New Year's resolutions of getting back on their feet and building a new life. One that's built on hope.

Hope Ministries is always accepting donations of clothing, toiletries and monetary donations. If you want to donate gently used clothing items, toiletries or money, you can stop by the front desk of Hope Ministries during business hours.