|Hope Station was founded by faith leaders in Wilson County who saw the need to address human needs in a more collaborative and efficient manner.
|It began its ministry in 1987 in the old fire station on Douglas Street, where it served until it moved into its new building at the corner of Goldsboro and Lee Streets in 2009.
|Hope Station is incorporated as a non-profit organization with a constitution and bylaws, with oversight from a Board whose membership includes area clergy, lay leaders from congregations, and community leaders. It operates in a tax-exempt status.
|Hope Station brings hope to our community by ministering to the needs of those who struggle to meet the basic necessities of life.
|This is accomplished through a concerted effort of congregations, civic groups, organizations and individuals who contribute to the mission with financial gifts, food, services, and other donations to sustain the operations as the needs arise.
|Hope Station works in collaboration with other organizations and agencies in the community to coordinate assistance to families and individuals in need.
|Food for those who are hungry
|Hope Station operates a Food Pantry that is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 9:00 – 11:30am. During that time individuals and families who qualify are given a 3 day supply of food. Over 4,000 family units are currently served through the ministries of Hope Station
|Shelter for men who are homeless
|Hope Station operates an emergency night shelter that provides a home for up to 20 men at a time, with a total of about 85 men per year.
|Hope Station provides financial assistance for those who are struggling to pay for rent, utilities, medications, and some emergencies. To ensure that this money is used where it is most needed, since Spring of 2012, most of this assistance is given in collaboration with the Faith Connections program of the Department of Social Services
|Hope Station works in partnership with Wilson Community College to offer classes for Hope Station residents and others in the community who wish to work toward a GED. Classes are offered Monday – Friday, 9:00am – Noon
|Wilson County Interfaith Services, Inc.
|Rev. Linda Walling
|309 Goldsboro Street East Wilson, NC 27893
|PO Box 2164 Wilson, NC 27894-7278