HOPE alliance of missouri is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) company.
We strive to equalize the playing field for underprivileged children through our Friday Backpack Program.
Another aim is to help women who are trying to get back on their feet, by offering a Job Skills Workshop.
In helping emancipated teenagers, we provide hygiene kits and other necessities for them at no cost.
Because of an initial grant from Pepsi (Rolla) we offered a pilot program in 2013 called After-School Wheels; a transportation program for school-aged children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend valuable enrichment services after school. Unfortunately, after one year, we could not obtain any other grants to keep this viable. So, it is now on-hold (although our dream is to continue this program once we secure grants).
Founded in 2008, HOPE alliance of missouri, a 501(c)(3) company was established to fill a void where government wasn't able. Our programs are aimed at giving temporary help and hope to those who have fallen on hard times or to those who are classified as the working poor.
Faith Ann Barnes, Founder and current Executive Director, had a vision of helping people, at an early age. Through research and prayer, HOPE alliance of missouri was born. Faith Ann has extensive volunteer experience helping in soup kitchens, resale shops, after-school programs, in-school tutoring programs, family court, and abuse shelters. Through these experiences she learned that the key is to give someone hope and not just a handout. Provide opportunities and people will succeed.