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Since first opening their doors in 1955 at an old dance hall on what used to be called 'Jail Alley', The Hope Center has been the longest continually operating homeless shelter in Hagerstown.

And to this day The Hope Center never closes their doors. Each day of the year homeless men have a safe place to shower, sleep, and rejuvenate. And every day of the year hungry men, women, and children have a dining room with friendly faces ready to serve great food for free.

God called a family to open a shelter for men in Hagerstown back in 1955. Little did anyone, other than God, know how much of an impact The Hope Center would have on the community and how important all the various programs and services offered are to those in need.

Today, The Hope Center is more than just a shelter. While that remains a core part of the ministry, we're here to help anyone and everyone who needs food, clothing, rehabilitation, or just someone to talk to. With activities geared just for kids in neighborhoods downtown, to a food bank for families, to clothing and furniture vouchers for those in need of a fresh start, to activities for women, The Hope Center today is a vital part of helping make sure that everyone in Hagerstown has what they need to succeed and get back on their feet. We're here to help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our guests.

And we do it all without any funding from the government. Everything that we're able to do is because of a vibrant and loving community who works together to help those in need.

By participating in Rock the Run 5k, you're not just running. You're giving a homeless man a safe nights rest. You're sending a child to summer camp. You're feeding a family. Thank you for running - and caring for Hagerstown! If you want to learn more about The Hope Center and how you can get more involved then please visit our website by clicking the link below.

Quick Facts

In 2017


Bednights provided


vouchers for free clothing



Number of meals served


If you are interested in being one of the many volunteers who help to make Rock the Run so successful each year then either call us at 301.739.1165 or fill out the form to the right and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

If you are interested in volunteering at other times of the year then please visit our website by clicking the link below. Thank you!

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P.O. Box 685

Hagerstown, MD 21741

Tel: 301.739.1165


Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm



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