Our Beginning

How We Got Started

Discover Hope 5:17 was started in June of 2014 by Robbie Robinson—a convicted felon—and Aaron Groves, a local law enforcement officer.

Through a church course, they would learn about each other and what God has done in their lives. God gave them a vision for a ministry that would impact their community.

God’s vision led to the formation of Discover Hope, and a partnership dedicated to helping a community that has struggled to find its own recovery for many years. Their goal is to continue building strong, Christ-centered foundations under people so they can go out into the community and change the lives of others in a positive way.

Where We Are Now

Discover Hope 517 ministry has grown from a 1-night support group to a community center that is open to the community over 47 hours/week. We acquired a new community center building in 2018. After reconstruction was complete, we had an Open House and Ribbon Cutting in June 2019.

We are open weekdays 9am–4pm, offering a free lunch 11:30am–1:00pm. We have support services every weeknight. DH517 strives to be a bridge in the community.

Our building has an attached living area we are opening for transitional housing for men.

Saving Lives & Restoring Families Since 2014

Families Impacted

Support Services

733 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208

Call Us: (641) 841-0598

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