Hope for the Inner City exists to serve and empower our neighbors in East Chattanooga. We believe that investing in a focused way will empower the community over the long term. As part of that mission, we offer these services to our immediate neighbors in the 37404 and 37406 area codes.

Mercy Relief

We provide financial and in-kind assistance to our neighbors in the 37404 & 37406 zip codes who need immediate help with rent, utilities, clothing, and home repairs. If we cannot help immediately, we partner with other organizations who can. If you need help, please visit us at the Hope office. 

Food Assistance

We maintain a pantry, stocked with non-perishable items, for our 37404 and 37406 neighbors in need of food assistance. The pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, and we are also able to deliver to your home. To apply for food assistance, please visit us at the Hope office. 

Dental Clinic 

We run a dental clinic to affordably meet the oral health needs of the community. Local, volunteer dentists and oral surgeons open our clinic weekly for dental care and to share informational resources. If you need an appointment, click here, please visit us at the Hope office.

Holiday Programs

The holidays are often a challenging time for our neighbors. During our Turkey for Two and Christmas Store programs, friends of Hope for the Inner City donate toys and groceries that our community members either receive as a gift or purchase at a discounted rate during the holiday season.