The Hope Chest for Women grew out of a vision of the physicians and staff at Hope Women's Cancer Centers. The Hope Center’s gynecologic oncologists and their staff believe in treating cancer by caring for and supporting individuals physically, emotionally, and socially during their cancer treatment. Observing women make a choice between receiving treatment and providing for their families was so heart-touching that action was taken to establish The Hope Chest for Women, a 501(c)(3) organization, to help relieve some of the burden created by the costs of breast or gynecologic cancer treatment.

A Board of Directors was formed from among physicians, medical professionals, former patients, family members, and other individuals interested in helping women deal with these difficult issues. Governing documents were established to assure that women would be considered for assistance without regard to her attending physicians, religious affiliation, race, or any other discriminating factor.

If you are, or someone you know is, having to make these difficult decisions, make contact immediately for qualification assessment and assistance resources.

Call us at 828-708-3017.
Email us at
Apply by printing and completing the application available here.

The Hope Chest offers other support through these affiliations:



MISSIONS OF HOPE (formerly Honduras Hope), an extension of The Hope Chest for Women, is a mission outreach to provide cancer awareness, healthy lifestyle options, and medical assistance to a third world country. Our foreign mission supporters travel primarily to Santa Barbara, Honduras to assist the Hogar de Ninos orphanage and the INFA child care center, to make building repairs and do construction, to hold medical clinics, and to aid in agricultural and technical training programs. We have grown fond of the children and the Honduran people. Our Honduran associates express gratitude for our efforts to help their communities and we have been blessed by the friends we have gained.

If you have an interest in more information about our mission trips,
Contact director, Dawn Braley, at 828-507-8168.
Email Dawn at

“My first mission trip reminds me of my favorite aphorism, Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you will get, but it will be great! Honduras was an experience of a lifetime; it was a chocolate to be savored in my mind forever.”
Emily C.

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