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About Chelan Valley Hope

We are a team of inclusive staff and volunteers focused on helping those in need in our community.

The Scope of Hope

Chelan Valley Hope is a hub for compassionate community connections and resources.

Our purpose is two-fold: 

  • Helping individuals and families in crisis access basic needs like emergency shelter, utilities and rent assistance, food and transportation vouchers, food, clothing, and other social and health services.

  • Empowering people to improve their lives through enrichment programs, family advocacy programs, mental health services, and educational opportunities.

The Home of Hope

We are excited to announce, Chelan Valley Hope will have a new building (same location) in 2024.

We at Chelan Valley Hope are grateful to have this opportunity to expand our space for client services. In 2024, Hope will have a new building next to the Cornerstone Building, and we will continue to partner with the Lake Chelan Food Bank. 

Our new building offers additional square footage, enhanced confidentiality for client services, space for classes dedicated to empowering the community, and a larger hygeine pantry. 

We are grateful for the ongoing community support for the maintenance of the Cornerstone building.

If you would like to help with this project, please donate below. 

The History of Hope

Chelan Valley Hope was conceived in 2008 under the direction of Rich Watson.

Chelan Round Table members began discussing ways to better aid under-resourced Chelan Valley residents. They wanted to offer more than one-time, emergency assistance; they wanted to offer a way out of poverty.

They realized that building relationships, treating people with dignity, and creating a network of compassionate service providers could pave the way for long-term recovery. And thus Chelan Valley Hope was born.

We first opened in June 2009 at the Methodist Church. Cornerstone is our fourth location, and by far our best. The building affords the opportunity to have multiple critical needs services under one roof, and to make the burden of seeking assistance much easier for our neighbors in need.

Here are just a few of the things
we’ve accomplished:

Increased Client Services & Service Area

A Computer Resource Center and a 24/7 Little Essentials Pantry was added to our list of services in 2022. Serving Chelan, Chelan Falls, Entiat, Manson, Mansfield, Orondo, Bridgeport, & Waterville.

Increased Hours of Operation

Chelan Valley Hope is open Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm (closed 12/noon - 1 pm for lunch).

Partnering with other non-profits to provide the most services to each client.

Partnering with Thrive Lake Chelan, Lake Chelan Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and other community projects to raise funds that support various efforts and programs.

Connecting clients with resources for continued growth, and long-term success

Helping clients develop a plan to achieve or restore solvency

Providing a non-food pantry with personal hygiene items, diapers, pet food, warm winter coats, and other essentials