One way that HOPE Missions provides for the basic needs of our community is through our breakfast and coffee ministry that 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 a decade and joined our team during the Covid-19 pandemic when we had a shower trailer to fill a huge need in our area. We’re now operating from 213 S. Towers St, Anderson (just a few blocks from downtown). Stop in and lend a hand!
Clean Start was able to begin operations, but with Covid-19 still an issue, they could not allow people to gather as usual in their facility. The result: we stepped in as partners with Clean Start to manage the flow of traffic into their facility so they could maintain a sanitary environment while letting people shower and get their laundry done.
Breakfast — Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Honey’s Place begins early (6:45 am) to manage the list for Clean Start by providing a signup 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 is operating, typically from 7:30 until about 9:30 or 10:00 am. On Monday and Wednesday, we provide hot breakfast sandwiches and on Friday we provide cereal with fresh cold milk (a real treat for our guests). We provide 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
To help fill the Spiritual hunger, we provide an in-depth Bible study on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 – 9:15 am. We intentionally keep close to the same start time and provide coffee and a few snacks for those that are able to join us. The time we invest during this study helps to strengthen our resolve and builds our community of faith even stronger.
Coffee & Free Time — Thursday
Beginning July 8, 2021, we’re open on Thursdays for coffee from 8-9:30 a.m. This provides an opportunity to meet with case managers, play some music, work on art, or just grab a coffee and relax in the morning. Our prayer is this time will be helpful. It’s a new thing, so we’ll see how it goes!
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.