For more than 35 years, Hope Ministries has helped change the lives of hundreds of people in the greater-Barrington area. By providing food, housing, transportation and/or utility assistance, clients are able to make their way back to self-sufficiency.
Originally founded as Project Hope in 1984 by Sister Lorraine Menheer, a former member of the Milwaukee School Sisters of St. Francis order and St. Anne Catholic School principal, Project Hope’s mission was stabled to help provide support to individuals and families in crisis.
Today, Barrington’s Saint Anne Catholic Community’s Hope Ministries is recognized as the parent ministry of Project Hope and House of Hope. Together with its community programs Caring and Sharing and Grants of Hope, Hope Ministries is able to extend its mission to help the poor, marginalized and disenfranchised throughout the Barrington area.
Project Hope provides outreach on behalf of Hope Ministries to those needing financial assistance for housing, transportation, utilities or medical support.
Project Hope also offers food pantries to the hungry. It’s Hope Chest and mobile food pantries provide fresh produce, meat, bread, canned and boxed food along with toiletries and other personal care products.
Everyone is welcome to the Hope Chest food pantry. Its self-serve model enables clients to select food they and their families will use. The mobile food pantry provides food to families within Barrington School District 220. Operated by volunteers, Project Hope provides food to thousands annually.
House of Hope Resale Shop
New and Vintage Treasures
955 S. Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL
Hope Ministries is funded through its upscale resale shop, House of Hope Resale, New and Vintage Treasures. Operated by volunteers, customer purchases directly support those in need of everything from food to shelter.
House of Hope offers the bargain and value hunter a boutique-like experience with the best selection of reasonably priced clothing, furniture, collectibles, vintage items and more, with new arrivals daily.
Donations are accepted directly at the store, but furniture donations can be picked up free of charge. Call 847-212-1454 to arrange your pick up today!