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Help Build a New Men's Facility

Lives Rescued. Rebuilt. Renewed.

Stories of Hope

"The most important thing I learned at the Mission is that I don’t have to be alone unless I choose to be, there is always someone willing to help and listen." - Julie
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Executive Director

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"Your charitable support will help ensure Hope Gospel Mission’s ability to continue providing its many services designed to rescue, rebuild and renew lives."
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The Need

Hope Gospel Mission currently serves the lost, homeless, hungry, hurting, abused and the addicted men and women of western Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the number of men and women seeking assistance continues to increase each year. Homelessness is also affecting children in our area. In fact, recent data shows the Eau Claire School District classified 360 students as homeless and the Chippewa Falls School District classified an additional 70 students as homeless. Sadly, each month the Mission turns away three to four mothers with children because we are not able to care for children in our existing facilities.

The Solution

Hope Gospel Mission is distinctly qualified to address the needs of the poor, homeless and addicted. No other organization in our community or area offers such a comprehensive rehabilitation program - completely free of charge for the men and women enrolled. Our unique approach applies faith-based principles to combat homelessness, poverty and addiction. We have developed caring and calculated strategies to rescue, rebuild and renew lives.

Our Response

The leadership of Hope Gospel Mission believes it must be prepared for the present and future needs of homeless men and women as well as women with children. Campaign For Hope is designed to raise $6.4 million to build a new men's facility and purchase a facility to begin serving women with children.

Lives Rescued. Rebuilt. Renewed.

Life-Changing Programs

Designed for everyone who comes to Hope Gospel Mission where we provide food, clothing, shelter and an introduction to long term opportunities. Meeting these basic needs provides individuals with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resources they need to pursue their total wellness.
Designed for the person who wants to rebuild their life and develop a firm and stable foundation for becoming the person God created them to be.  This program creates an unique renewal plan with eight dimensions of wellness for each participant based on their assessments and goals. The desired outcome of these renewal plans is a renewed heart and a renewed mind.
Designed for residents who have completed the Renewed Hope Program and have obtained employment, but want to stay connected with accountability and Mission resources and continue to grow and develop themselves.  The longer someone lives in our community, the more successful they will be in their recovery.
nights of shelter meals served clothing given hours of education hours of employment training

Each figure represents one year of service.

New Hope Renewal Center For Men

A purposefully-designed, energy-efficient facility, featuring:

Accommodations for:
  • 14 Men in the Short Stay Program
  • 26 Men in the Renewed Hope Program
  • 8 Men in the Discipleship Transitions Program
An exercise area to promote health and fitness
Additional classrooms and a computer lab
Dining facilities for special events and celebrations
Outdoor patio areas
Garden area for residents to grow fruits and vegetables

New Hope Renewal Center For Women & Children

A renewed, energy-efficient facility, featuring:

Accommodations for:
  • 11 Women and their children
  • 14 Single Women
Area for hobbies and crafts
Educational child care services
Classroom and computer lab
Conference and training rooms
Outdoor patio areas
Outdoor play area

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Stories of Success and Loyal Community Support.

"The most important thing I learned at the Mission is that I don’t have to be alone unless I choose to be, there is always someone willing to help and listen. I am very thankful that the Ruth House was willing and able to give me a place to live until I could get on my feet."
When Steven moved to the new town he brought with him years of alcohol addiction, thousands of dollars of debt, and a big knot of anger in his gut. After a bout in a local detox center, Steven learned about Hope Gospel Mission and reached out to our staff  for help. Steven came to us broken and hurting, and he found peace and joy in the respite of our faith-based programming.
Ray tried to hide his drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions, but they only got worse over time. They were hurting his work, family, and friends. He found Hope Gospel Mission's website and reached out to us. Ray needed hope, and he found it at Hope Gospel Mission.
Brain Jahn
“Whenever we refer an inmate to the mission, we do so knowing that these individuals will receive the same compassionate, Gospel-centered, biblically saturated care of which they have been introduced during their incarceration.”
Jerry Jacobson
"The efforts of the staff and volunteers at Hope Gospel Mission have not only allowed individuals to change themselves and improve their lives, they also have supplied basic daily needs such as food and shelter. This new project will allow them to expand their mission and serve many more of our neighbors in their time of need and help get them back on the path that will enrich their lives."
Eric Larsen
"Our community is stronger because of the work that Hope Gospel Mission does to lift people out of addiction, poverty, and hopelessness. Every life redeemed through Hope's mission makes the Chippewa Valley a safer, more prosperous, and more generous community."
Tim OlsonDick Cable
"Since I first became aware of Hope Gospel Mission, some years ago, I have been greatly impressed by their concept of helping people in need, with solutions that effect change.  Supporting this expansion program gives us all an opportunity to be a part of that. What a blessing!"
Dick Cable
"Since I first became aware of Hope Gospel Mission, some years ago, I have been greatly impressed by their concept of helping people in need, with solutions that effect change.

Supporting this expansion program gives us all an opportunity to be a part of that. What a blessing!"

Hope Gospel Mission's Leadership

Sandi Polzin

Executive Director

Craig Pedersen

Operations Director

Chris Hedlund

Programs & Education Director

Rob Gerber

Stewardship Director & Campaign For Hope Director

Mark Donnelly

Founder and President

President and Shareholder

Crusts Unlimited, Inc. Osseo, WI

Bruce Acomb

Vice President/Secretary

Retired Commercial Property-Casualty Insurance Underwriter

Rick Hendel


Business Owner

Hendel Consulting, Eau Claire, WI

Jeff Eitreim

Retired Medical Device Sales Representative

Nonin Medical, Inc.

Cathy Jenson

Financial Associate

Thrivent Financial, Menominee, WI

Tim Pabich

VP of Project Development

Royal Construction, Eau Claire, WI

Brett Geboy

Business Development Manager

North Central Insulation

Sandi Polzin

Executive Director

Hope Gospel Mission

John Ailie

Stewardship Specialist

Hope Gospel Mission

Brett Geboy

Board Member

Hope Gospel Mission

Dave Kording

Retired Production Supervisor

Nestle Food Company

Craig Pedersen

Operations Director

Hope Gospel Mission

Rob Gerber

Stewardship Director

Hope Gospel Mission

Roxann Crotty

Executive & Family Pastor

Jacob's Well Church

Chris Hedlund

Program & Education Director

Hope Gospel Mission

Joel Lewiston

Manager, Business Solutions Center

Xcel Energy

Tim Olson

VP Project Development

Royal Construction

Lyle Quandt

Retired Plant Manager

Nestle Food Company

Darcy Way

Senior Advancement Officer

Michigan Tech

Mark Donnelly

Founder & President

Hope Gospel Mission

Kathy Duax

School Board Commissioner

Eau Claire School District

Jerry Jacobson


Northwestern Bank

Tom Lindgren

Retired Vice President

Royal Credit Union

Tim Pabich

VP of Project Development

Royal Construction

Joel Rueber

Financial Associate

Thrivent Financial

Clara Nohre

Certified Public Accountant

Nohre & CO. S.C.

Anthony Schmoldt

Schmoldt Law Office, LLC

Bob & Vicki McCoy

Former President of E.C. Chamber of Commerce

Brian Cole

Pastor, The Oaks Community Church

Cody Filipczak

C&M Home Builders

Eric Larsen

Deputy Chief of Police, Retired

Gregg Hoffman

Mayor, Chippewa Falls

Jesse James

Chief of Police, City of Altoona

Pastor John Van Gorkom

Calvary Baptist Church

Pastor Kim Buckman

Harvestime Church

Wayne Peters

Peters Real Estate

Maribeth Woodford

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic

Mary Jacobson

Community Member

Pat Couture

Keystone Financial

Pastor Paul Berthiaume

Jacob's Well Church

Pastor Paul Smith

West Ridge Church

Terry Moulton


Tom & Sue Monson

Cody Limousines

Warren Petryk

Community Leader

Mel & Leann Breed

Community Members

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We are also able to accept donations of stock.
Please call (715-552-5566 Ext. 1303) if you wish to use this method to donate!