• Host Church: First Christian Church of Herrin

    The Host Church for this week is the First Christian Church  located at 2804 S. Park St., Herrin, IL.                                    

    Sunday Morning Prayer is held at 9:00am; Sunday School at 9:30am and Worship @ 10:30am                                                    

    Pastor Derek Levins  

    Student Minister:  Keith Graves



  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Youth Serve @ "the House!

    We are Grateful for the Students and Girl Scouts from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grade School for serving @ "the House!" ~ We'd also like to Thank the parents and teachers that accompanied the Kids  ~ Thanks for Pitchin' In and Helpin' Out @ "the House!"

    The new OLMC Grade School is coming along quickly and should open in the beginning of 2018!

  • Agape High School Day of Service

    Agape High School has Plans of Their Own to Build a New School in the Herrin Area!

    Students from Agape came to "the House!" to Serve today to serve the Community!

    "All in a Day of Service" @ Agape! ~ Agape H.S. is currently located a the Community of Faith Church, but Plans are underway to Build a New High School..

    Want to know More about Agapge? check em out @

  • 6th Annual Family Fun Day! a Huge Success!

    Mayor Frattini and the Herrin City Council Proclaimed Sept. 10th, 2017, the Herrin House of Hope Day and hundreds of People turned out @ the Herrin City Park to Support the House of Hope Mission! It was by far our largest Family Fun Day Crowd, to date! 

    We would like to Thank Everyone that Came out to Support "the House!" ~ Enjoyed a meal, a cold drink and had some Fun in the Kids Zone!

    Thanks to Our Local Sponsors ~ Modern Woodmen of America ~ Peoples National Bank ~ Banterra Bank ~ Ron Ward Chevrolet ~ Regions Bank ~ The Bank of Herrin ~ Helia Healthcare ~ Liquitube.

  • Sponsor a Day

    Sponsor a Day! and Help Us Feed those in Need in Our Community! For a one time donation of $250 or only $21 a month You Can Sponsor a Day @ "the House!" 
    You can do it online by clicking the Donate button Or Sign Up @ Family Fun Day on Sept. 10th @ Herrin City Park.
    Remember if You Donate @ Family Fun Day ~ Modern Woodmen of America Will Match Your Donation up to $5500!
    It's a Great Way to honor a Loved One or Recognize Your Business!

  • Downloads To Publicize The Ministry.

    We provide a growing number of downloads for you to use to share the news about the Herrin House of Hope ministry.  CLICK HERE  to see what is currently available.  

Our Mission


The Herrin House of Hope is a ministry that helps the needy in the Herrin area.  It is sponsored by the Herrin area churches, businesses, and residents who recognize that Jesus calls us to care for one another and especially those who are unable to meet their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

But beyond that, the dream of the Herrin House of Hope is to help provide guidance, training, and encouragement to enable many to become independent and self-sustaining. The vision of the Herrin House of Hope is to serve as a clearing house for help provided by many churches and governmental agencies. This enables those in need to easily access the help that is available and assures that the assistance provided goes to real and legitimate needs.

The Herrin House of Hope was the vision of local churches who wanted to do more than put a bandage on the problems of the needy they saw every day.  They wanted to provide both physical and spiritual help to families in financial crisis and to do so in a way that moved them toward being independent and self-sustaining. 


Daily Hot Lunches – The Herrin House of Hope will provide daily hot lunches at no charge.  While donations are accepted from those who have means, the meal is free to all. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 to 1.

Thrift Store - The Herrin House of Hope Thrift Store is open Monday through Friday from 11 to 2. The Thrift Store offers gently used clothing, household items and furniture at low cost to the community. Vouchers for free clothing are available to all of those in need. We are Thankful for the Partnership with Helen Honey's and Our Direction for their Valuable Contributions to our Ministry. 

Monthly Food Assistance – The Herrin House of Hope distributea food to qualified people, the third week of, each month.  Our goal is to supplement the help provided by the Herrin Community Pantry so that people in need will have a continuing source of nutritious food. 

Daily Food Distribution - On Most Days of the week, we are blessed with fresh fruit, bread or produce in abundance, which we are able to pass on to those in need in the community.


Emergency Housing and Utility Assistance – While these expenses are often beyond our limits, we will work with people when possible to provide limited assistance for shelter and necessary utilities.

Clearing House for Other Assistance – There are many groups and agencies that provided assistance to people in need.  The Herrin House of Hope will serve as information central to help people secure assistance from all these sources. 

Training – The Herrin House of Hope offers mentoring and training to help people step out of the despair of poverty and into the satisfaction of making one’s own future.  We hope to host training session on financial management, job search skills, nutrition and other topics that will help secure success.