The Ministry of H.O.P.E. is taking time off to reevaluate its mission and minstry, said David P. McAfee, president of H.O.P.E.’s executive board.
“We’re recognizing that we’re not as efficiently organized as we’d like to be,” McAfee said.
The ministry which provides emergency funds, food and clothing to those in crisis, closed its doors on Wednesday and plans to reopen June 10.
When it reopens it will assist people, first through a phone contact and on a case-by-case basis, McAfee said.
The ministry is located at South First Street and Charles Avenue.
Originially designed to help those in crisis, the ministry has evolved into a thrift store, McAfee said. The group would like to return to its basic mission, McAfee said.
The ministry still welcomes food and clothing and other goods to assist families, McAfee said.
Persons in crisis should call 461-6299 and leave a message.