Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Hope Mission serves the Carteret County community by providing food, shelter, emergency financial assistance, and other means of support such as emotional support, mentoring and counseling.
The mission of Hope Mission Ministries is addressing the needs of poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse in Carteret County.
At Hope Mission, we believe that homeless folks and those that are on the edge or have substance abuse issues have lost their sense of identity. Much of the time that loss of a sense of identity is because of the disconnection from family and community. These folks feel as though they are standing alone against the whole world. And they become discouraged from thinking that life can ever be any better. They lose hope. At Hope Mission, we do everything we can to give them back that sense of belonging. We believe this is vital to their ability to transition back to the full and rewarding lives God intended them to live.
Our volunteers come from all over the county, including many who are vacationing in the area, fall in love with our mission and want to extend a helping hand to a fellow human being.
Faith and Victory Church started Hope Mission Soup Kitchen in January of 1990. The church members recognized a need in the community and had a desire to fill that need, by providing hot meals for anyone that needed one.
July 29, 1991 – Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. incorporated, still operating out of the Faith and Victory location
October of 1991 – Hope Mission Soup Kitchen moved to 1306 Arendell St., Morehead City
April of 1992 – Hope Mission purchased the building at 1412 Bridges Street with the assistance of local charitable organizations, churches, businesses and private individuals. Habitat for Humanity remodeled the building at 1412 Bridges Street and built the building at 1410 Bridges Street, where the Soup Kitchen is currently.