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A Ministry That Touches People


Healing Hub: Nurturing Wellness

  • Preventive Care Focus
  • Holistic Nutrition Programs
  • Health Care Referrals
  • Medical Collaborations

Elevate Life: Empowering Futures

  • Comprehensive Focus
  • Personalized Support
  • Positive Transformation
  • Career and Family Empowerment

Career Catalyst: Transforming Futures

  • Expert Guidance
  • Job Leads Assistance
  • Strategic Empowerment
  • Work Readiness Training

Digital Empowerment: Unlock Your Potential

  • Flexible Learning
  • Personalized Training
  • Microsoft Office Course
  • Empower Your Digital Journey

bridging gaps. building hope.

Filling Community Needs Where Government Falls Short


2023 Outcomes

121 ATODA Enrollments

47 ATODA Assessments, 16 Completions

30 Soft Skills – VLC Enrollments

202 Diverse Business Development Program (DBDP)

455 Health Education

85 Virtual GED Enrollments

67 Employee Assessments, 40 Placements

218 Social Service Referrals (Housing, Food, Legal, Aide, Shelter)


Bishop C. H. McClelland

Because the government is becoming increasingly limited in providing various services, the church is becoming more of a resource for the needs of the community. Word of Hope Ministries, Inc. is committed to helping persons in need.

Bishop C.H. McClelland

word of hope

Board of Directors

Dr. C.H. McClelland


Mrs. Prentiss McClelland

Vice President

Mr. David Brown

Retired Truck Driver

Mayor Marvin Pratt

Retired Politician

Mr. Wilbert Taylor

Retired Community Outreach Coordinator

Captain Gregory Moore

Retired Police Officer

Commissioner Cedric Cornwall

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Mrs. Deniece Fields-Russell

Principle/Executive Director

Executive Summary

Word of Hope at a Glance

Our Mission
Programs & Services
Funding Resources
Affirmative Action

Our Mission

Word of Hope Ministries, Inc. will provide an array of services that support the physical and spiritual needs of individuals and families in the community. We believe that Jesus Christ provided the perfect model for holistic ministry, and it is by this example that we choose to model this ministry. “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh but her leaf shall be green: and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

Programs & Services

• Alcohol, Tabacco, Other Drug Abuse (ATODA)
• Diverse Business Development Program (DBDP)
• Employment Services
• Family Technology Resource Center
• Financial Literacy
• GED Programs
• Healthcare
• Mental Health
• Social Services
• Virtual Learning Courses

Funding Resources, Past & Present

Anthem Blue Cross
Bader Foundation
City of Milwaukee
Department of Administration (This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP0135 awarded to Word Of Hope Ministries, Inc. via the Wisconsin Department of Administration by the U.S. Department of the Treasury).
DeRosa Corporation
Dennis Kuester
Holy Cathedral C.O.G.I.C.
Milwaukee County
Private Donors
United Way


Total Employees: 12

Contracted Employees: 4

Volunteers: 10



Affirmative Action Statement