Real Needs? Every season, community, family and individual is different ‐ as are their needs. We take the time to assess the real need behind each sorrow or life hurdle and how HOPE can best love on that child, teen or adult to give them eternal HOPE and to transform communities one individual at a time.

Inspiring & Equipping. HOPE inspires and equips passionate people to serve more people than they ever could on their own. We believe in serving from a place of inspiration rather than a place of burden.

How? Love.

Joyfully meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the community is our mission. The foundation of which is identifying the unique passions and God‐given talents of the amazing volunteers that are inspired to serve with us.

We take the time to find out their dreams, ambitions, life stories and together we develop fresh, creative ways to love on our community. We also provide our volunteers training, resources and inspirational live conferences to help our volunteers reach their full potential.

We serve at‐risk children, their families and the homeless in our communities. We also serve by teaching young adults to be leaders. However, as we identify new needs of the community, new programs and outreach are added on an ongoing basis.

View our current programs available to ignite your passion and skills. We look forward to meeting you and forging new programs as well!

  • I have run in long distance ultra-marathon races (over 100 miles) for many years. I never thought running could benefit anyone until I found HOPE. They tapped into my passion and allowed me the opportunity to use my gift to reach thousands of lives by running 3,000 miles across America to raise funds for a brand new pediatric mobile health clinic that will serve some of the poorest neighborhoods in the DC and LA areas.
    — Levi
  • My passion for working with children led to a career in elementary school teaching. However, I always felt I could do more. HOPE encouraged and helped me create a mentoring program for at- risk children in the DC area, enabling me to make a real difference in their lives. We’ve seen real progress, both in and out of the classroom!
    — Toni

The HOPE Association is a not-for-profit faith-based organization that was founded in 2012 out of the great calling to be the place where people’s greatest needs are met using people’s greatest passions. Our organization began and exists as a ministry and means to fulfill the vision of St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Orthodox Church (STSA) in Arlington, VA and achieve its core value which states, “We bleed with love for the community around us – especially those who are without Christ. We don’t just care about spiritual needs, but physical, emotional, and social needs as well.