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About us

The HOPE Center is a faith-based, social service agency with an appropriate physical facility to deliver unconventional education programs designed to transform and improve the lives of adults who are going through difficulties due to life circumstances such as:

  • Unemployment,

  • Recovery from grief, drugs or alcohol,

  • Lack of job preparedness/training,

  • Lack of knowledge pertaining to personal financial management,

  • Need of group therapy for mental illness /post-traumatic stress disorders.

The Mahoning Valley HOPE Center was established in September of 2013 after the acquisition of a building in Warren, Ohio, formerly used as the First Baptist Church of Warren. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The facility has ample classroom space and is centrally located for easy access and parking, which makes it ideal for the programs core to the HOPE Center’s mission. With the support of Warren City Government, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, donations from private citizens as well as the faith communities in the region, and a major corporate donor, the HOPE Center has built a strong successful agency from public/private alliances in a very short period of time. The HOPE Center Board of Directors and Staff are made up of proven community leaders who have garnered buy-in from a diverse array of sources.

Holly Ellis

Board Member

Chuck Gantz

Executive Director/ Board Chairman

Gregory Corson

Board Member

Nina Corson


Mark Furrie SR

Brian Vandergrift

Board Member

Pastor George Johnson

Board Member


Patricia Horn-Moore
Marsha Johnson
Mark Hines
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