Ministry of Hope

WHAT THEY DO: Ministry of Hope serves inmates at Western Correctional Center for Women, the largest minimum-security women’s prison in Western North Carolina. As the sole source of funding for the interfaith chaplaincy program at WCCW, Ministry of Hope nurtures a safe space for residents to foster personal transformation, inspire growth and uncover the potential for new beginnings. Having benefited from Ministry of Hope’s gifts of authentic connection, genuine belonging and deep healing, participants are empowered to create a better life for themselves and contribute positively to their communities.


  • All donors will receive a Ministry of Hope bumper sticker in acknowledgment of their support.
  • Donations of $25 or more will receive our multifunctional “Hope” bandana.
  • Donations of $250 or more allows us to provide a special toiletry item and/or holiday gift to every woman at the Western Correctional Center for Women.
Ministry of Hope has made it possible for me and others to confront our choices from the past and begin to make peace with them. I’m not sure I would be on this path if not for Ministry of Hope’s gargantuan effort in peeling back the layers and helping me discover the fabric of who I am.
—Jessica Massey, past participant
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