Welcome to The CARE Center

December 17 / 6pm / New Hope Elementary School Auditorium

It’s been a difficult year for most of us. 

If you are struggling with the death of a loved one due to COVID or other circumstances, an unexpected diagnosis, job loss, divorce, or any number of significant transitions in life, we invite you to BLUE CHRISTMAS

It’s a casual service of comfort and hope for those who are hurting during the holidays. 

We’ll gather on Friday evening, December 17, at 6pm in the auditorium of New Hope Elementary School.  There will be acoustic music, warm snacks, candle-lighting and an encouraging message shared by counselor and speaker Bruce Martin.   

This is a FREE event and registration is not required for adults.  However, we’ll be offering childcare (ages Pre-K through 5th grade only) in the school library, and pre-registration is required for any kiddos needing supervision.   

Click HERE to register for childcare; the deadline is December 10.  

We hope to see you there. 

“All things new…”

The CARE Center and the communities we serve received a huge blessing and answered prayer when we completed the process of purchasing a new property located on Main Drive in New Hope, very near where our current administrative offices are located.

This new space will allow our ministries to work together on one campus, except the thrift store and school based programs which will remain in their current location.

We have prayed for some time now that God would provide us with the space needed to bring our ministries together and where we would have the space to add new ministries as our developmental programs continue to grow. We have seen God work in this process in an amazing way.

We are thankful for this blessing and for the support we have been given during this process.  The CARE Center has created an  fundraiser in order to payoff this new property as soon as possible.  Please click on the “Donate Now” button below to support this effort.  Please be sure to notate that your donation is designated to the Capital Campaign.  Thank you!

Click HERE to complete the 2021-2022 school year Bags of Blessings application.

Bags of Blessings (BoB) is a weekend food security program that provides food packs to school children from low income families. The CARE Center will provide BoB filled with food intended to sustain a child through a weekend to qualifying families who have school aged children at NHES, NHHS, and OCRS. Virtual Academy students zoned for these three schools may also apply, but will need to pickup your BoB from our Business Office if approved.


CLICK HERE for an online application to apply to receive BoB. Hard copies of this application are also available at your child’s school or at The CARE Center’s Business Office (5414 Main Dr. in New Hope.) Please complete the application regardless if your child received BoB last school year. A new application is required.

 Due to these uncertain times, it is important that you share your correct contact information, including: cell phone and address. If your contact information changes throughout the year, please be sure to contact The CARE Center to update your information. This is how we will reach out to you with updates regarding Bags of Blessings, Christmas Shop and CARE Packs (school supplies.) You are welcome to complete and submit this form online (be sure to upload proof of income) or print and mail (be sure to include proof of income) to: P.O. Box 51, New Hope, Al. 35760. If you need assistance filling out application or have any questions, please call: 256-723-2273.

Hours of Operation

Administrative Office

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Located at 5410 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760

For more information, please call 256-723-2273

Thrift Store

Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday 9:00AM-4:00PM

New Hope Thrift Store located at 5039 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760

For more information, please call 256-723-2281

Gurley Thrift Store located at 6102 Hwy 72 East, Gurley, AL 35748

For more information, please call 256-812-9083

Food Pantry

Each Monday 9:00AM-12:00PM and the 2nd Saturday 9:00AM-12:00PM

Located at 5414 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760

For more information, please call 256-723-2273

Ignite Your Potential/ College, Career & Adult Education

GED Morning Classes: Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30AM-12:30PM

GED Night Classes: Monday & Tuesday 6:00PM-8:00PM

Ready to Work Classes: Monday and Friday 8:00AM-1:00PM

Financial Counseling by appointment only: Tuesday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Located at 5414 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760

For more information, please call 256-723-2271

The CARE Center