Families with Special Needs

Hope’s Special Needs Ministry offers an inclusive, safe and loving environment for children and students with special needs. Our mission is to create an accepting church environment for families impacted by special needs and to support those families by providing additional resources.

Our ministry is growing, so stay tuned for new programs.

One-on-One Buddy Program

Our program serves kids with special needs (birth-college aged) at the Raleigh, Holly Springs and Morrisville campuses.

We match your child with a consistent volunteer who provides support to help them participate in an inclusive setting during our children or student ministry programs.

Request a buddy

Interested in volunteering? We need volunteers who have a passion for special needs to serve in our One-on-One Buddy Program. No experience is necessary.


Parents of Special Needs Support Group

This informal meeting is for families to connect with other families with special needs children and help address the needs of our community.

Our monthly support group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in The Fireside room. No childcare is provided.

Contact us

For questions about our Special Needs Ministry, contact the special needs coordinator at 919-532-0620 X237 or email specialneeds@gethope.net.

Family stories

Watch this testimonial from the Pack family as they share their experience with the One-on-One Buddy Ministry at Hope.


My husband and I can now worship together knowing that Claire is safe and cared for by someone who knows her issues and accepts her as the child of God she is! We are thrilled to be a part of the Buddy Ministry and feel that her buddy, Cathy, is part of our family!"
– Carolyn M. (Morrisville campus)

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