One way that HOPE Missions provides for the basic needs of our community is through our breakfast and coffee ministry, which we fondly refer to as Honey’s Place. We named this ministry in honor of Honey Denison for her years of serving the least of these in our community. Honey’s been working with our friends at The LOT Project for over 10 years and joined our team during the Covid-19 pandemic when we had a shower trailer to fill a huge need in our area. Our physical location is 213 S. Towers St, Anderson (just a few blocks from downtown). Stop in and lend a hand!
During the pandemic, Clean Start changed how people gather in their building. We partner with Clean Start to manage the flow of people from HOPE Missions to Clean Start to maintain a sanitary environment while taking advantage of Clean Start’s wonderful services.
Breakfast — Monday through Saturday
HOPE Missions’ Honey’s Place begins early (6:30 am) to manage the list for Clean Start by providing a sign-up station for guests to get on a waiting list. While waiting, we offer fellowship, a place to sit, bathrooms, and, most importantly, breakfast and coffee! We serve while Clean Start operates, typically from 7:30 until about 9:30 or 10:00 am. Monday through Saturday, we provide breakfast for our guests, including fruit and snacks as available, thanks to many generous people. Oh, and there’s a certain neighbor that drops off Krispy Kreme donuts routinely! We’re very grateful to Norman Epps for his kindness and support! Just one example of those who support our ministry.
At Honey’s Place, guests are also given underwear, socks, hygiene products, and clothing as needed. We keep a log of clothing that’s provided for accountability and to make sure we’re giving out the right sizes. It’s tough to live on the streets or in deep poverty. We do our best to meet basic needs where we can. Thanks to a local church, we’re also able to provide limited local bus tickets once a week as supplies last.
Bible Study — Tuesday & Thursday
To help fill the Spiritual hunger, we provide an in-depth Bible study on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 9:15 am. The time we invest during this study helps to strengthen our resolve and builds our community of faith even stronger.
Clean-Up Crew, Weekly Jam Sessions, and More!
Honey’s Place is a comfortable environment where relationships are being built, and trust is being established. Our desire is for Honey’s Place to be a community “hang out” where life-on-life ministry can take place. Therefore, we invite all who feel the burden of homelessness and addiction to join us at Honey’s Place.
We want YOU to be a part of our community at Honey’s Place. Click here for ways YOU can get involved.