About Discover Hope

Discover Hope believes in the power of God’s word, prayer, and restoration. Discover Hope is a place where you can find a community of people who believe in you while you work on your recovery.

Our Mission

Discovering hope through Christ Jesus for those who want to transform to a new life and break free from their past.

Our Vision

To create a safe haven in Christ for those who are seeking refuge and want to change their lives by allowing God to restore their lives through our Savior Jesus Christ.

Our Beginnings

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.

Become a Volunteer Today

Volunteers are the heartbeat of DH517. We are so appreciative of those who sacrificially serve others through DH for God’s glory. We strive to equip our volunteers for the area they are serving. Volunteer training is offered the last Tuesday of the month at 4:30.

We suggest to anyone interested in volunteering at DH to come visit on a Tuesday night for dinner and lesson. Or stop by the community center during the day to fill out a volunteer application, visit with current volunteers and get a feel for the ministry. Come join the DH517 family and be and instrument of change for our community!

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Saving Lives & Restoring Families Since 2014

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733 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208

Call Us: (641) 841-0598

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