Hope Center About us Logo Over 20 years ago, an after school program, Operation HOPE, was started to provide a safe environment for latch-key kids in the Old Hickory area. That program was just the beginning for what has now evolved into The Hope Center. Today, at The Hope Center, you will find a group of faithful volunteers with a mission to make sure that people are cared for, people are fed, needs are met and everyone that comes through the door is loved. From after school programs to Friday night teen activities. From preparing interns for ministry to distributing bread in the neighborhood on Wednesdays. From feeding hundreds on Mondays to ministering on Sunday mornings…..that is what The Hope Center is all about. We are externally focused, spirit driven, people centered, servant minded.