New hope

What We Do

The New Hope Resource Center has been assisting families since 2010. We are just one outreach ministry of Morning Star church. Our mission is to partner with families and individuals who are actively investing in their own future. By providing resources and encouragement, we hope to lead clients towards financial stability and life transformation.

We currently assist families in a variety of ways. Our Personal Essentials Pantry is open to the community and provides assistance with items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, toothpaste, etc.

Our Care Program is open to people living in the following zip codes : 63348, 63362, 63366, 63367, 63368, 63385, 63390.  The Care Program allows individuals to meet one on one with a Care Counselor. Our volunteers will meet with you on an as needed basis offering you situational help, spiritual guidance and budgetary help.
The New Hope Resource Center at Morning Star Church is so THANKFUL for all the donations it receives throughout the year. We could not do our work without the generosity from our community. If you are interested in donating there are several ways you can help.

Financial gifts:
The New Hope Resource Center provides thousands of dollars of rent and utility assistance  throughout the year.  If you would like to help us continue to provide this assistance click here to donate your monetary gift.

Personal Essentials donations:
We are always accepting donations for our personal essentials pantry. To donate items, drop them off in the purple bins outside the NHRC or Morning Star Church.
We accept the following items for donation:
Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, liquid dish soap, liquid hand soap, bar soap, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, q-tips, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, chap-stick, dental floss, hand sanitizer and all-purpose spray cleaner.

All gifts are tax-deductible, and a donation letter will be provided on request

Watch Our Team Discuss What We Do.

Care Program

The Care Program provides a few services where you will meet one on one with either a Care Counselor or budget counselor (if you are referred). During your meeting, your Care Counselor will pray with you, review your budget, identify useful resources, and help you take your next steps. Your Care Counselor will also complete paperwork for financial assistance if s/he determines it would be beneficial for you. We value self-reliance and life transformation, so be prepared for more than just a handout. Expect your appointment to last 30-45 minutes.
If you would like to make an appointment you can either call (636)561-5680 Ext 151 and leave a message or print off the following documents. Return completed documents in person or mail them to1600 Feise Road Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368.

Personal Essentials Pantry

Hours : Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm , Thursday 1 pm -7 pm 

The Personal Essentials Pantry offers free personal essentials that cannot be bought with food stamps. Items such as soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, dish soap, tampons, feminine pads, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.

The Personal Essentials Pantry is open to the public. You do not need an appointment to utilize the Pantry.  You may only visit the pantry once every 30 days.  You will be able to choose 12 items items off the list.
*(Not all items will be available every week)

Salon & Hair Care

The New Hope Resource Center offers free haircuts for men, women and children on the 2nd and 4th Thursday every month. 10am-12pm. No appointment necessary.

Meet our stylist:
“Hello! My name is Jessica; I have been a professional hairstylist for 15 years. I live here in Lake Saint Louis with my husband and 4 young children. I work at and own Salon Sache at Designers Boutique, in O’Fallon. My family and I have attended Morning Star Church for about 4 years. I currently serve in children’s ministry, and now I am so excited to also be a part of The New Hope Resource Center and use my skills to serve this community and The Lord!  Thank you!“

Hair cuts are not currently being offered due to COVID. We will let you know as soon as we are up and running.


Hosts – As a host, you will have a variety of tasks that include greeting clients, answering telephone calls, entering information into the computer and helping clients with their PEP orders.
Personal Essentials Pantry –  As a PEP volunteer, you will fill client requests as orders are entered, help restock shelves, and help keep the pantry organized.
Care Counselors – As a Care Counselor, you will meet one on one with clients providing spiritual guidance, financial guidance, and emotional guidance.
Budget Counseling – As a budget counselor, you will meet one on one with clients providing them with focused budgeting guidance.
If you are interested in volunteering please let us know by clicking here and answering a few questions. 

Contact Us

1600 Feise Rd. Dardenne Prairie, Missouri 63368
Call Us: (636)561-5680 Ext. 151