Bringing Hope to Neighbors in Need

The causes of twenty-first century poverty are complicated, and a diverse array of people are finding themselves in need of help for different reasons. Many feel trapped and hopeless.

Complex problems call for complex solutions. Neighbors of Hope provides these solutions through a comprehensive suite of Christ-centered programs and services for our most vulnerable neighbors, including a men’s shelter, addiction recovery program, resale store, food pantry, farm, and soon a program for homeless women and children. With responsible stewardship, collaborative relationships, and sustainable social enterprises, Neighbors of Hope transforms lives with the hope of the Gospel and helps make Lenawee County a better place to live and work for everyone in our community.

33,734

PEOPLE SERVED

70,464

NIGHTS OF SAFE SHELTER

211,390

MEALS SERVED

674,420

LBS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED

Sharing the Compassion of Christ

Neighbors of Hope strives to practice biblical hospitality by emulating the radical compassion of Jesus Christ in all that it does. Christ’s compassion is not mere pity—it’s about giving people hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The hope of Christ is life-giving, denouncing injustices while announcing justice for the oppressed and afflicted.

Neighbors of Hope does just that. We denounce unjust realities in our community, including hunger, homelessness, and addiction, and respond by announcing hope through programs that feed the hungry, give shelter the homeless, and help the addicted recover and thrive. We are Neighbors of Hope in a truly biblical way, loving our neighbors with the compassion of Christ. We invite you to get involved and become a Neighbor of Hope yourself.

Our Team

Steven Palmer
Executive Director
Tim Ruple, LLMSW
Wellness Director
Judy Palmer
Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry Floor Manager
Dawn Slusser
Blessings & More Store Manager
Zak
Zak Mosher
Fishes and Loaves Pantry Director

Board of Directors

Steven Palmer
Pastor / Exectutive Director, Neighbors of Hope
Dean Thompson
Farm Bureau Insurance Agent
Lynette Sayler
Owner - Sayler Accounting
Carol Ries
2a District Court Administrative Assistant
Nancy Eaton
Attorney - WWJ&M
Kathy Williams
Marketing Specialist - WLEN Radio
Dan Crist
Pastor - One Mosaic Church
Nate Hamblin
Pastor - Neighborhood Church
Michelle Horn
Gleaner Life
Molly Mason
Hoyden Creative Group

Statement of Faith

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, and sufficient as our only infallible rule of faith and practice.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by his atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven and that He will come again in great power.

4. We believe that we are saved through a direct encounter with the risen Lord, at which time the Holy Spirit regenerates them.

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer enabling them to live a Godly life of obedience as they reach for maturity.

6. We believe that the Holy Spirit unites all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and together they form one body, the Church.