About Us

HOPE is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and families in St. Mary’s County by providing direct assistance, food help, and the Circles USA program. We believe everyone deserves a chance to thrive, and we’re here to offer a helping hand during challenging times.






Help given

Our Partners

The work we do would not be possible without volunteers and partnering organizations. Thank you to all our 2023 contributors!

Southern Maryland Navy Alliance • Giant Food • Callaway Baptist Church
God’s House of Refuge – Church of God in Christ • Good Samaritan Lutheran Church • Hollywood Methodist Church
Holy Face Church • Lexington Park United Methodist Church • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Our Father’s House • Patuxent Presbyterian Church • Resurrection Parish • St. George Catholic Church
SAYSF Bible Church • SouthPoint Church • St. Francis Xavier
Trinity St. Mary’s Episcopal Church • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Southern Maryland

Spreading hope in
St. Mary’s since 1990

HOPE was founded in 1990 out of the Church of the Ascension and ignited as a beacon of hope for those facing hardship. Initially, we focused on direct assistance, and since we have grown into a trusted community partner, empowering families through our food pantry and the transformative Circles USA program.

Today, HOPE’s story intertwines with countless lives transformed, a testament to the power of compassion and action. As we step into the future, our unwavering dedication remains fueled by the belief that everyone deserves a chance to thrive.

Meet the Board of Directors

At the heart of our organization lies our Board of Directors. These individuals share a deep commitment to our mission and vision. They provide strategic guidance and financial oversight, ensuring we remain a beacon of hope for those we serve.

Eugene Grand


Danielle Carrol


George Jordan


Mike Clarks


Vanesa Williams


Teo Calias


Get in touch with Hope St. Mary’s


21641 Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653



Walk-In Hours

Monday & Thursday, 9 am – 11:15 am