Our Mission, Our Passion & Our Faith Bring Hope
Having opened in 1998, Hope Gospel Mission is quickly becoming a leader in the "rescue" of poor and homeless men and women in the Chippewa Valley. Our passion is to be a beacon of hope to those struggling to stay afloat.
For those seeking short-term emergency shelter, Hope Gospel mission is here for them. Much more essential, though, are our long-term programs dedicated to addressing the root causes of a homeless person’s problems. We ultimately want to see our residents become contributing, independent members of our society. A 30-day program can’t accomplish this. It takes months of intensive work to break down bad habits, then build and reinforce good ones.
In all our work, we strive to share the Love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior with those we meet—residents, donors, volunteers, and our neighbors throughout the world. As a "Gospel Mission," we believe that Christ is the key to both eternal salvation and life here on earth. It is amazing to see how our residents change when they accept the Gospel in their hearts. For as it says in Romans 8:31 "if God is for us, who can be against us?" (NIV)
As we carry on with our outreach to the poor and homeless, we need the continued support of people like you. Hope Gospel Mission is solely supported through the voluntary donations of private donors, businesses, churches, volunteers and foundations. We do not receive any funding from the government at any level. I would like to personally invite you to browse our website to learn more. You are also welcome to come for a tour of our facilities and see first hand why what we do is so important. Finally, you are always free and welcome to contact us by calling 715-552-5566 or emailing a message using our contact form.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Hope Gospel Mission exists to offer Christ-centered, life changing help to the homeless and needy in Western Wisconsin. We help them by:
- Meeting their basic needs without enabling them.
- Requiring them to work and help support themselves.
- Providing them a safe and orderly place to stay.
- Addressing the root causes of their situation.
- Offering them a complete life change through our Renewed Hope Program.
- Sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Biblical values.
- Involving them in local Bible-believing churches.
- Keeping them accountable for their actions.
- Showing them both care and correction.
To see the lives of the homeless and needy transformed for the glory of God, so they can be the people that God intended them to be!
Lives Rescued. Rebuilt. Renewed.
- Dependence on God (God is our provider and we will depend on Him and not the government for our support)
- Evangelism (The Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to save and transform lives for the glory of God and we will not be ashamed of it)
- Restoration (We will always strive to assist hurting individuals to restore broken relationships with God, family and others)
- Accountability (We will always strive encourage personal responsibility and growth as opposed to enablement. We want to be a "hand up" not a "hand out")
- Integrity (We will strive to be faithful stewards of all God has given us and will exercise honesty and wisdom in our decisions and conduct)
- Safety (We will do everything in our power to insure a safe and healthy environment for all staff and residents, physically, emotionally and spiritually)
- Compassion (We will strive to show the love of Christ to those in need)
Our Statement of Beliefs
- We believe in the verbal, plenary, inspiration of the Bible. We believe His word to be infallible and inerrant, our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- We believe in one true God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, Sovereign over all, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in God the Son, God manifest in flesh, our Lord Jesus Christ, the world's only Savior. We believe in His pre-incarnate existence, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious death, His burial and bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His present mediatorial ministry, His imminent personal return in power and glory.
- We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, regenerates all believers, indwells them, and enables them to live holy lives of witness to our Lord Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the sinfulness of mankind. We believe that man is born separated from God and is subject to His eternal wrath and condemnation.
- We believe in the eternal salvation of every one who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation is provided freely by God's grace through the shed blood, the sacrificial death, and the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation is not by our own works but is evidenced by good works once obtained.
- We believe in the eternal security of the believer. We believe that once a person is saved, he/she can never lose their salvation.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead; believers to the full enjoyment of eternal life in heaven; unbelievers to the full condemnation of eternal death in hell.
- We believe in the local church and the importance of it in edifying and equipping the believer for the work of the ministry. Every believer should be a part of a local church, serve within and be accountable to it.
Policy of Non-Discrimination
In an effort to reach all who struggle with homelessness and poverty, Hope Gospel Mission adopts the following policy on non-discrimination:
Hope Gospel Mission accepts male and female residents to its shelters who are of the age of maturity (18 years or older). Clients must be drug and alcohol free at time of intake and be willing to follow the shelter's policies.
Given this entrance criteria, Hope Gospel Mission accepts all walk-in residents regardless of age, race, sex, creed, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, criminal background* or type or degree of disability. Our facilities are barrier-free; however, residents must be able to work and care for themselves and not require nursing staff.
In order to maintain a safe environment for residents, staff, and volunteers, admission of individuals with violent or sexual offenses are carefully screened and admission is not guaranteed.