Hope Mission of Carteret County


Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. is a non-profit Christian ministry which seeks to serve the less fortunate citizens of Carteret County through ministries of food, shelter for the homeless, emergency financial assistance, compassion and prayer. Our volunteers come largely from all over the county, from individuals, groups, businesses and churches.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope Mission of Carteret County
1410 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Website: hopemissionnc.org

Phone: 252-240-2359

Email: info@hopemissionnc.org

Organization details

EIN: 561757998

CEO/President: Gene McLendon


Board size: 0

Founder: Faith and Victory Church

Year founded: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


At Hope Mission, we believe that homeless folks and those that are on the edge or have substance abuse issues have lost their sense of identity. Much of the time that loss of a sense of identity is because of the disconnection from family and community. These folks feel as though they are standing alone against the whole world. And they become discouraged from thinking that life can ever be any better. They lose hope. At Hope Mission, we do everything we can to give them back that sense of belonging. We believe this is vital to their ability to transition back to the full and rewarding lives God intended them to live.

Mission statement

The mission of Hope Mission is to address the needs of poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse in Carteret County.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating49 of 7259 of 145
Fund acquisition rating44 of 72612 of 145
Resource allocation rating14 of 7264 of 145
Asset utilization rating305 of 72569 of 145

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$12,083$18,258$31,479$23,988
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$416,045$294,591$217,435$171,173$164,337
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$103,666$103,666$103,666$103,666$96,212
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$103,666$103,666$103,666$103,666$96,212
Total assets$519,711$398,257$321,101$274,839$260,549
Payables and accrued expenses$1,073$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,073$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,093$7,093$7,093$7,378$10,390
Total long-term liabilities$7,093$7,093$7,093$7,378$10,390
Total liabilities$8,166$7,093$7,093$7,378$10,390
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$511,545$391,164$314,008$267,461$250,159
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$295,096$339,083$277,012$243,107$200,290
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$318$838
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$0$0$0$318$838
Total revenue$295,096$339,083$277,012$243,425$201,128
Program services$312,940$239,823$204,366$180,184$116,848
Management and general$16,903$22,298$12,913$17,770$24,166
Total expenses$332,889$273,405$230,698$218,188$173,747
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($37,793)$65,678$46,314$25,237$27,381
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($37,793)$65,678$46,314$25,237$27,381


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Faith and Victory Church started Hope Mission Soup Kitchen in January of 1990. The church members recognized a need in the community and had a desire to fill that need, by providing hot meals for anyone that needed one.

July 29, 1991 - Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. incorporated, still operating out of the Faith and Victory location

October of 1991 - Hope Mission Soup Kitchen moved to 1306 Arendell St., Morehead City

April of 1992 - Hope Mission purchased the building at 1412 Bridges Street with the assistance of local charitable organizations, churches, businesses and private individuals. Habitat for Humanity remodeled the building at 1412 Bridges Street and built the building at 1410 Bridges Street, where the Soup Kitchen is currently.

Nearly 30 years later, Faith and Victory Church is no longer around. But at Hope Mission, we work every day to model and honor their example. Hope Mission Soup Kitchen: Hope Mission is still financed largely by contributions from businesses, individuals, civic groups and churches. It truly is a "whole community endeavor".

A Board of Directors oversees this ministry and Gene McLendon, our Executive Director keeps things running smoothly on a daily basis.

Over the years, Hope Mission has expanded to fill more of the needs of the community. Currently, Hope Mission operates a Men's Homeless Shelter, a Women's Homeless Shelter and a Soup Kitchen. Other members of the Hope Mission family include the Hope Mission Thrift Store, which helps provide funding for the shelters and kitchen and Hope Recovery Homes, a very successful drug and alcohol recovery program.

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