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808 Vine St.
Chattanooga TN 37403

​Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Good question. We are a campus ministry that is sponsored by UKirk (PCUSA and Cumberland Presbyterian churches) and who believes her mission is to offer the radical hospitality of Jesus Christ. But that is who we are. It's not who we expect you to be. We expect you to bring your real and authentic self into this space. Our primary ministry is often around supporting/advocating/journeying alongside our more marginalized communities. Did you know that almost 50% of college students across the country identify as food insecure? We try to provide resources, in the form of food (we always have an open fridge), space, and technology.

So what is Hope?

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We do offer those things, but it's not expected that you have to come to them. Some students are seeking a progressive campus ministry to share about the Bible and God and how those things inform the way we are to live in the world. But it's not necessary to participate in any programs in order to make our space your space. In fact, most don't.

So wait. Do you have like worship or bible study?

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Not only are we welcoming, we are affirming of the Queer community, and we hope to be a space that allows every one to feel joy in their authentic self.

Are you LGBTQIA+ welcoming?

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Then Hope is still a home for you. Our identity is about who we are. We have students here who identify as christian (conservative, evangelical, progressive, unsure), we have Muslim, Jewish, and Hindu students; there are those who identify as Wiccan or Pagan; we have students of multi-faiths; and some who are agnostic or atheist. Many are on the path of exploration. Honestly, sometimes we look around our space at the diversity of culture, religion, languages, ethnicities and think, "This is what the kingdom of heaven looks like."

So you're a christian campus ministry, right? What if I don't believe in God?

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To me, Hope House has been a sanctuary where I can come and be myself unapologetically and without hesitation. It gives me a place to come when I want a quiet space, genuine advice, a comfy seat or a bite to fill my stomach. Starting from the lovely smiles that greet me to the soft felt “have a good day” when I leave, the Hope House is a gem, and I will always treasure it.

"to me, Hope House has been a sanctuary where I can come and be myself"

There is a wonderful community of kind people; always loads of laughs and smiles; and an aura of peace that pervades into every interaction. It's my home away from home, and it's the community that helps me positively take on my studies and endeavors.

"Hope House is amazing!"

The Hope House gives me the opportunity to express myself and be around people who I know care for others. From fun activities to more spiritual activities, I can tell you that the Hope House is the place to be. Warm and Welcoming atmosphere. Please come in.

"The Hope House gives me the opportunity to express myself"

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