Hope Mission of Carteret County

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Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Hope Mission serves the Carteret County community by providing food, shelter, emergency financial assistance, and other means of support such as emotional support, mentoring and counseling.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope Mission of Carteret County
1209 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Website: hopemissionnc.org

Phone: 252-240-2359

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 561757998

CEO/President: Gene McLendon

Chairman: Stephen Sullivan

Board size: 7

Founder: Faith and Victory Church

Ruling year: 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. At Hope Mission, we do everything we can to give them back that sense of belonging.

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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Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating2 of 10221 of 155
Fund acquisition rating32 of 10251 of 155
Resource allocation rating4 of 10251 of 155
Asset utilization rating19 of 10224 of 155

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$12,083$18,258
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$61,714$56,672$416,045$294,591$217,435
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$103,666$103,666$103,666$103,666
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$103,666$103,666$103,666$103,666
Total assets$61,714$160,338$519,711$398,257$321,101
Payables and accrued expenses$396$1,477$1,073$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$396$1,477$1,073$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,093$7,093$7,093$7,093$7,093
Total long-term liabilities$7,093$7,093$7,093$7,093$7,093
Total liabilities$7,489$8,570$8,166$7,093$7,093
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$54,225$151,768$511,545$391,164$314,008
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$54,225$151,768$511,545$391,164$314,008
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$414,404$314,477$295,096$339,083$277,012
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total revenue$414,404$314,477$295,096$339,083$277,012
Program services$408,280$296,768$312,940$239,823$204,366
Management and general$0$29,015$16,903$22,298$12,913
Total expenses$408,280$330,948$332,889$273,405$230,698
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$6,124($16,471)($37,793)$65,678$46,314
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$6,124($16,471)($37,793)$65,678$46,314


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/11/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.

Program accomplishments

39,150 Meals Served in 2021

2,110 Nights of Shelter in 2021

$26,589 Emergency Assistance in 2021