New hope
RESOURCE CENTER

What We Do

The New Hope Resource Center has been assisting families since 2010. We are just one outreach ministry of Morning Star church. Our mission is to partner with families and individuals who are actively investing in their own future. By providing resources and encouragement, we hope to lead clients towards financial stability and life transformation.

We currently assist families in a variety of ways. Our Personal Essentials Pantry is open to the community and provides assistance with items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, toothpaste, etc.

Our Care Program is open to people living in the following zip codes : 63348, 63362, 63366, 63367, 63368, 63385, 63390.  The Care Program allows individuals to meet one on one with a Care Advocates. Our volunteers will meet with you on an as needed basis offering you situational help, spiritual guidance and budgetary help.

Ways To Donate

Personal Essentials donations:
The New Hope Resource Center is so thankful for all the donations it receives throughout the year. Your generosity makes it possible to meet the needs of our community.
If you are interested in donating there are several ways you can help. We are always accepting donations for our personal essentials pantry.
To donate items, drop them off in the purple bins outside the NHRC or Morning Star Church. We accept the following items for donation:
  • Toothpaste
  • Shaving cream,
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Dental floss
  • All-purpose spray cleaner
  • Kleenex
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Bar soap
  • Razors
  • Q-tips
  • Lotion
  • Paper towels
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toilet paper
  • Chap-stick
  • Hand sanitizer
Financial gifts:
The New Hope Resource Center provides thousands of dollars of rent and utility assistance  throughout the year.  If you would like to help us continue to provide this assistance  donate your monetary gift by clicking the button below.
All gifts are tax-deductible, and a donation letter will be provided on request

Programs We Offer

Care Program

The Care Program provides a few services where a neighbor will meet one on one with either a Care Advocate or Budget Counselor (if they are referred).
During a meeting, the Care Advocate will pray with them, review their budget, identify useful resources, and help them take their next steps. Their Care Advocate will also complete paperwork for financial assistance if she/he determines it would be beneficial for them. We value self-reliance and life transformation, so be prepared for more than just a handout. Expect your appointment to last 30-45 minutes.

If you would like to receive assistance from our Care Program, you can either call (636) 561-5680 Ext. 151 and leave a message
or click  here to digitally fill out a request form.

Personal Essentials Pantry

Hours : Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm , Thursday 1 pm -7 pm 

The Personal Essentials Pantry offers free personal essentials that cannot be bought with food stamps. Items such as soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, dish soap, tampons, feminine pads, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.

The Personal Essentials Pantry is open to the public. Appointments are not needed to utilize the Pantry.  Individuals may only visit the pantry once every 30 days and will be able to choose 12 items items off the list.
*(Not all items will be available every week)

Salon & Hair Care

Hair cuts are not currently being offered due to COVID. We will let you know as soon as we are up and running.

The New Hope Resource Center offers free haircuts for men, women and children on the 2nd and 4th Thursday every month. 10am-12pm. No appointment necessary.

Meet our stylist:
“Hello! My name is Jessica; I have been a professional hairstylist for 15 years. I live here in Lake Saint Louis with my husband and 4 young children. I work at and own Salon Sache at Designers Boutique, in O’Fallon. My family and I have attended Morning Star Church for about 4 years. I currently serve in children’s ministry, and now I am so excited to also be a part of The New Hope Resource Center and use my skills to serve this community and The Lord!  Thank you!“

Volunteer

Hosts – As a host, you will have a variety of tasks that include greeting clients, answering telephone calls, entering information into the computer and helping clients with their PEP orders.
Personal Essentials Pantry –  As a PEP volunteer, you will fill client requests as orders are entered, help restock shelves, and help keep the pantry organized.
Care Advocate – As a Care Advocate you will meet one on one with clients providing spiritual guidance, financial guidance, and emotional guidance.
Budget Counseling – As a budget counselor, you will meet one on one with clients providing them with focused budgeting guidance.
If you are interested in volunteering please let us know by clicking here and answering a few questions.