Ministry of Hope's Annual Montreat 2021 Luncheon HAS BEEN CANCELLED:

We appreciate your interest in Ministry of Hope’s fall luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Much as we have missed gathering and would love to come together in September, our community's health and safety comes first. In light of rising cases of COVID-19 and ongoing uncertainty related to the impact of the Delta variant, our Board of Directors has made the necessary decision to cancel this luncheon.

We will be reaching out to everyone who has purchased tickets to arrange refunds as needed. Those not requesting a refund will have the full price of their ticket directed as a donation to support Ministry of Hope's programs

Please stay tuned for information to come about other fall events and future opportunities to connect both virtually and in person. We look forward to being together again soon. Be safe, stay well and take care of one another in the meantime.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support!

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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