Helping women from difficult life situations, including abuse, find confidence and empowerment through outdoor adventure and community.

How Does Hope Wanders Work?

Used Gear / Apparel & Donations Collected at Local Events

Attending events and collecting donations is crucial for the success of our program. Your gently used gear can be a life changing experience for someone in need.

Raise Funds for Women to Travel Safely with Trusted Organizations

Money, Gear & Apparel sales is how we raise funds to send our Ladies on trips that can inspire them to continue their path to self reliance.

Applications and Nominations for Trip Assistance

If you (or some woman you know) would benefit from a guided outdoors experience. Fill out an application or nomination form.

Programming & Events

See what’s happening here at Hope Wanders

Empowering Outdoors- Vandalia Rec. Center- Shelter Prepardness

Empowering Outdoors- Vandalia Rec. Center- Shelter Prepardness

July 11, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shelter: Develop your knot-tying skills and explore various shelter options, from tents to survival! Program includes a 1.3 mile paved walk. Location: Vandalia Sports Complex [...]
Empowering Outdoors: Coffee and Convo.- Intro to Archery

Empowering Outdoors: Coffee and Convo.- Intro to Archery

July 20, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Centerville-Washington Park district and the local non-profit Hope wanders to enjoy coffee and conversation with guest speakers and/or educational experience followed by a [...]
Empowering Outdoors- Vandalia Rec. Center- Firecraft

Empowering Outdoors- Vandalia Rec. Center- Firecraft

August 22, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Firecraft: Master firecraft techniques, from choosing the right fire starter to building a reliable fire! Program includes a 1.3 mile paved walk. Location: Vandalia Sports [...]
Empowering Outdoors- Coffee & Convo.- Intro to fire building

Empowering Outdoors- Coffee & Convo.- Intro to fire building

August 27, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Centerville-Washington Park district and the local non-profit Hope wanders to enjoy coffee and conversation with guest speakers and/or educational experience followed by a [...]

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