River Valley Mission is a faith-based certified program that will train people in trades and life skills.
Our mission is to help establish people in work ethics and character development and to equip them for the next step in life.
A hands-on training program for individuals coming from re-entry, single parents, teens, and those unemployed. We would provide skills and certification in construction, media, and culinary.
Training seminars with contractors and certified individuals to teach and train
Mentoring groups with leaders and pastors
Partner with other churches and ministries
Step out program… (serving in community projects, part-time at the center)
Hosting job fairs and employment opportunities
School of Hope History
In 1952 Dr. Max E. Miller, and his wife, Leona were looking for services such as a school for their daughter, Marylynn, who was disabled. The Millers and a few other people in the community started meeting in a church basement. Until 1958 when they constructed this facility for disabled children and named it, “The School of Hope”.
Additional construction was done in 1962 and later in 1974.
By the year 2007, the school had built several facilities and expanded its programs for people of all ages with special needs to become what is now “Hope Enterprises” and relocated to their current address in Newberry.
From 2007-2018 the facility served as a drug and alcohol treatment center until April 2019.