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Initiatives to end homelessness
Mission: Tedford Housing works with people in their communities to find lasting solutions to the challenges of homelessness. We provide shelter, housing and services that empower adults, children and families in need. Founded in 1988, Tedford Housing believes that everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable home. Over the years, the organization has evolved from providing emergency shelter to adults in Brunswick to offering shelter, supported housing and homeless prevention services in 33 towns. People who are homeless often face numerous obstacles in their lives, so Tedford staff partner with various agencies depending on an individual's or family's specific circumstances.
Seeking a community where every person is confident of a home
CATCH Neighborhood Housing is a community-based affordable housing organization that has been serving Merrimack County, New Hampshire since 1989. CATCH's mission is to strengthen our communities by creating opportunities for permanently affordable, quality housing for people otherwise not being served. CATCH has three main programs: 285 high-quality, affordable rental apartments; HOMEteam NH, a regional collaborative home buyer and home owner education and counseling program, including first-time home buyer education, foreclosure counseling and financial counseling; and Alliance Asset Management, a property management, asset management and financial services provider for CATCH and other affordable housing owners in the region.
Because everybody deserves a home
Mission Statement: COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness. Core Values: We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness. The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is the largest service provider for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Vermont. COTS is a private nonprofit, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.The nationally recognized nonprofit operates two family shelters, an overnight shelter and a daytime shelter for single adults, and four facilities providing permanent and transitional housing. The COTS Housing Resource Center is a homelessness prevention program that helps households in financial crisis avert homelessness or move more quickly into housing.
Transforming Lives at Risk Since 1899
Founded in 1899, the Boston Rescue Mission offers resources that prevent and end homelessness. We support the recovery, health, faith and independence of those who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness. We raise awareness about the root causes of these life risks, and serve everyone with respect, integrity and grace. We aim to reflect the teachings of Jesus and the love of God in all we do. At the Boston Rescue Mission, our programs and services focus a great deal on preventing homelessness. Our range of services also strives to meet the needs of a population of female ex-offenders. The goal of this re-entry program is to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and help female ex-offenders to re-enter society as independent women living fulfilling and crime-free lives.
A sanctuary for poor and homeless women
Since 1974 poor and homeless women have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie's Place. The mission of Rosie's Place is to help women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. With the help of people who believe change is possible and share our vision of justice, Rosie's Place has accomplished amazing things, both big and small. Each year: 74,000 nutritionally balanced meals are served in our warm and cheery dining room; 800 women choose free non-perishable food items and fresh produce from our groceries program each month; more than 500 women find safety and nurturing in our emergency and short-term housing; and advocates help more than 100 women find a home of their own and avoid eviction.
The largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children.
Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) opened in 1976 as one of the first overnight emergency shelters for women -- with or without children -- in the U.S. Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild. At present, it is one of two family shelters in the area that does not require its guests to be on welfare. With 78 units, Abby's House is the largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children. Abby's House is committed to ending homelessness.
Opening Doors Out of Poverty
Lazarus House Ministries is spiritually based and welcomes all in the name of God. We provide a continuum of care encompassing, but not limited to: shelter, food, clothing, advocacy, education, work preparation, health services, a listening ear, a welcoming heart, and the restoration of dignity and self-respect to people who are poor and in dire need. Although we are a faith-based ministry, we are not affiliated with any church. We serve to empower our guests to move beyond poverty and crisis and to become productive members of their community.
Providing homeless veterans with the tools needed for independent living
The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) was founded in 1989 and is one of the Nation's largest private resource providers for Veterans of every era who face challenges and/or are at-risk of homelessness.The Center currently houses approximately 350 male and female Veterans every night at its downtown Boston facility. It has a capacity to provide transitional and emergency housing for more than 300 Veterans who are working to escape homelessness; and permanent supportive housing units for 59 Veterans.NECHV is continually expending, refining and improving its programs of service to ensure it is able to address the complex challenges that Veterans may face. Collaborative partnerships with medical facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, the businesses community, and other community-based service providers have enabled NECHV to emerge as one of the country's largest private Veteran service providers.
Finding the Way Home
The mission of Pacific House is to serve homeless men and young adults in lower Fairfield County, CT, including Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan and Stamford. Pacific House shelter, located at 597 Pacific Street, Stamford, provides overnight shelter and meals; support services for both men and women (day program) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and permanent housing in eight deeply affordable housing units developed and managed by Pacific House. Our goal is to help clients become self-sufficient and find appropriate, longer-term housing. Programs and services provided: recovery from substance and alcohol, job skills and job search training, counseling and case management, onsite healthcare provided by partner Optimus Healthcare, and veterans assistance.
We're all part of the operation
Founded in 1977, Operation Fuel provides emergency energy assistance to state residents who do not qualify for, or have exhausted, their government assistance. Most of our clients are not poor enough to receive government aid but, because of a crisis in their lives, cannot make ends meet and are forced to make impossible choices. Trying to survive a Connecticut winter with no heat should not be one of their choices. Operation Fuel uses a network of over 100 community organizations which approve grants to pay the utility bills of households in need. They are town social service agencies, community action agencies, non-profit organizations such as Catholic Charities, and religious organizations. These agencies voluntarily administer this energy assistance program.
The Source for Housing Solutions
CSH's mission is to advance housing solutions that deliver three powerful outcomes: 1) improved lives for the most vulnerable people 2) maximized public resources and 3) strong, healthy communities across the country. CSH is working to solve some of the most complex and costly social problems our country faces--like those related to homelessness. CSH envisions a future in which high-quality supportive housing solutions are integrated into the way every community serves the men, women and children in most need.
Eliminating the root causes of homelessness
Founded in 1983, the Partnership for the Homeless is committed to building a just and equitable society and creating lasting community change through solution-oriented programs and policy initiatives that eliminate the root causes of homelessness. The Partnership developed the Home in the Community model - a groundbreaking programmatic approach that guides all of our work. Most important, our model gives primacy to our clients' right to determine the type of housing, neighborhood, and services that are best aligned with their needs and life choices. Our experience shows that this client-centric approach is very successful - our clients stay housed and find social and economic stability in their new communities.
The voice of urban opportunity
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.
Bridging hope & opportunity
The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency. The Drake House envisions a community where school buses do not stop at weekly rental motels – where every family has the opportunity to recover quickly and with dignity from their homeless situation. Our program allows the children to remain stable in their current public school though the federal McKinny-Vento Act.
Building homes, rebuilding lives
Founded in 2006, Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. These homes not only help to remove the family's financial burden, they help to restore the individual's freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life. It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.
Shelter Support Success
The mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success. The shelter provides 95 beds for men, women and families nightly, serving more than 250 individuals including 35 children with 28,500 bed nights annually. Street outreach touches the lives of 145 and serves more than 50 on an ongoing basis. The hot meal and boxed food program provides approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families serving 12% of the working poor in the community. Housing is provided for individuals with health/mental health issues with case management support for more than 100 individuals and families. The shelter's commitment is to work with individual strengths to develop a plan to address the crisis that brought them in.
Breaking the cycle of homelessness
Cross Roads House opened its doors in 1982 to assist homeless individuals and families. We have since become the largest emergency and transitional shelter in New Hampshire, serving eastern New Hampshire and southern Maine. We currently house up to 96 people on any given night, and our emergency shelter is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cross Roads House provides secure, transitional shelter and a proven program that helps our residents move with dignity and purpose to stable and decent housing.
Together we're building a place for everyone
The Women's Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) is committed to social and economic justice for low-income women and their families. We develop housing and neighborhood facilities; provide supportive services; advocate for policy change; and honor leadership, dignity, and equity in our communities. We accomplish our work through four programs: Affordable Housing Development; Supportive Services for Families; Leadership and Advocacy; and Facilities Development. Women's Community Revitalization Project values low-income women and their families and their power to make decisions that improve their lives. We honor leaders in our community, find solutions to any challenge, and bring hope and possibility to the women that we serve.
Committed to promoting economic justice and the empowerment of low-income communities
Since 1989, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (HCDNNJ) has worked to improve the environment for the work of community development corporations (CDC's), and to strengthen their capacity to create housing and revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New Jersey. The Network and its members share a commitment to promoting economic justice and the empowerment of low-income individuals and communities, and encouraging wider participation in the framing and implementation of public policies. We support our CDC members by providing targeted technical assistance and educational programs, pursuing additional resources and improved public policies, and conducting research on ways to enhance the impact and effectiveness of the community development sector.
Repairing homes and restoring hope
Our mission is: Transforming lives by repairing homes for low-income families and sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ. Founded in 1988, Good Works is a faith based nonprofit dedicated to helping families living with serious health and safety issues. We turn unhealthy and inadequate houses into warmer, safer, drier homes, and despair into hope. We serve families in 49 of the 73 Chester County municipalities through staging sites in Coatesville, West Chester, Phoenixville, and St. Peters. Applicants must own and live in the home, participate in repairs (as possible), have property taxes paid to date, and meet income guidelines. Most of the homeowners we assist are elderly, single parents, or individuals with disabilities. Our services are provided at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs.Improving a home's physical condition also improves the quality of life for everyone in the household and makes it possible for the family to keep and remain in the home.
Ending homelessness one person at a time
For more than a century, the Allentown Rescue Mission has addressed the changing face of homelessness, tackling the root causes of homelessness, and helping to end homelessness one life at a time throughout the Lehigh Valley. Thousands have come to us and received life-changing help throughout the decades. The Mission continues to reinvent itself to address the increasingly complex root causes and issues of homelessness. Many of our clients experience dual-diagnosis; they have both a chemical addiction and some form of mental illness. Staff is educated and experienced, professional and compassionate. For more than 100 years, the Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families, and their communities.
Serving the needy since 1962
York Rescue Mission (YRM) is a religious organization that has been in existence for over forty-six years. The Mission began with the objective to offer food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance for the poor and needy of York County. Since early 1962, the developing of this goal has continued. There are ten buildings used to shelter, feed, clothe, teach and educate men, women and children. Three additional buildings serve as our Economy Stores which supply needed items for clients and others in the community. There are three ministries at YRM: the Women's Ministries, the Men's Ministries, and the Lighthouse Youth Center Ministry. Every ministry has its own characteristics and programs.
Offering Hope in a Hurting World Since 1955
The Mission exists to pursue the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the homeless, hungry, abused and addicted. The Life Recovery Program is called to be total recovery through spirit, soul and body. Men, women and children are taken into a safe, comfortable environment where they are access to one on one life coaching, small/large group classes, essential life skills education, on-site medical/dental services and vocational training in various fields including merchandising, janitorial services, maintenance, office support, heavy machinery operation, and culinary arts. After the initial assessment period with their assigned Life Coach, they are encouraged to make life-altering decisions to change their life by joining either the temporary Guest Program, Work Program, Housing Program or Discipleship Program. Each program works to provide our guests with the tools and resources they need to secure full-time employment, become grounded in Christ and succeed in independent living.
A one-of-a-kind community, a kind and caring mission
The Air Force Enlisted Village was founded in 1967 to provide a safe, secure and dignified place for indigent surviving spouses of retired Air Force personnel. The Village's primary goal and focus is to provide a home and financial assistance to these women. The surviving spouse with the greatest need is cared for first and none are refused assistance due to financial status. Low pay and frequent military moves leave some spouses without careers, home equities, retirement plans or any significant assets. Surviving spouses requiring financial assistance live here among peers sharing memories of Air Force life without the stigma normally associated with subsidized housing facilities.
Building Relationships, Overcoming Homelessness
Since 1970 Open Doors has been helping individuals and families in housing crisis to gain housing and stability through affordable housing and support for employment, education and sobriety. We serve 92 households at a time in our Residence Community and 60 young adult men and women annually in our temporary shelter and employment program. Two thirds of our temporary shelter guests and 90 percent of our affordable housing community residents successfully transition from housing crisis to stability.
In the spirit of Jesus Christ, Christian Community Action (CCA) ministers to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope, and change lives. When a family is hungry, tired and has no place to go, it is hard for them to help themselves. Since 1973, Christian Community Action has been feeding, sheltering, educating and training families in need within 42 communities throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties. In one year, CCA assists more than 12,000 individuals. We distribute more than $1.4 million of food and see more than 4,000 low-income patients in our health center each year. We have more than 1,660 people taking educational and vocational training programs at our facility annually.
Building stronger neighborhoods throughout Chicago since 1975
NHS' mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their neighborhoods. We do this by: educating and preparing new homeowners for success; lending to help people buy, fix, and keep their homes; sustaining homeownership through foreclosure prevention services; preserving, rehabbing, and investing in housing; and building powerful and enduring community partnerships.
Helping low-income utility customers
Since 1983, Dollar Energy Fund has been working to meet our mission to improve the quality of life for households experiencing hardships by providing utility assistance and other services that lead to self-sufficiency. Dollar Energy Fund has grown to become the fourth largest fuel fund in the country. Our organization has been there for those who need help with their utility bills and the need is growing due to increased costs of everyday living expenses and severe winters. Our unique program model allows us to leverage the generosity of the community to maximize the support from the utility companies and their customers.
God's work is everyone's business
Hosanna Industries' mission is to provide home construction, repair and rehabilitation for low-income persons living in deteriorating housing, vocational training for unskilled workers particularly in construction trades, assistance in the development and start-up of small businesses by persons who lack the economic ability and expertise to do so without assistance, creation of job opportunities for unemployed persons, and mobilization of relief workers to areas of disaster and poverty. Since 1990, we have built nearly 200 new homes, repaired more than 3200 homes, travelled more than 2.5 million miles, trained 161 mission workers, led approximately150,000 volunteers and have provided more than $50 million worth of market value work.
Empowering the Homeless and Working Poor.
Harbor Interfaith Services empowers the homeless and working poor to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services including shelter, transitional housing, food, job placement, advocacy, childcare, education and life-skills training. Each year, we assist approximately 12,000 people by providing the comprehensive services they need to lift themselves out of poverty and onto the road of self-sufficiency. A majority of those we serve are families.
Helping people in need
Father Joe's Villages is a multi-city homeless rehabilitation organization dedicated to addressing the immediate and ongoing needs of underprivileged children, families and individuals who, for various reasons, have found themselves without basic life necessities. Father Joe's Villages has developed a comprehensive array of programs clients can access to regain their self-sufficiency, including short- and long-term residential accommodations, job-training classes, counseling and chemical-dependency services as well as a full-service medical and dental clinic. Programs include: St. Vincent de Paul Village, Martha's Village & Kitchen, Toussaint Youth Villages, Josue Homes and the National AIDS Foundation, and Padre Luis Jayme International Outreach.
"Building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach."
HomeAid Orange County is the only community based organization that has successfully developed 50 building and renovating housing projects (with a value of over $50 million) across the entire homeless Continuum of Care spectrum, providing facilities that range from emergency shelters, to transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing. Through over twenty five local service providers, HomeAid's housing developments offer support services designed to assist the homeless as they move toward self-sufficiency; such programs include education, job skills training, physical and emotional support. HomeAid's activities in Orange County have allowed service providers to significantly grow in their organizational capacity and to build successful programs impacting people's lives. As a result of the facilities that have been developed, these service providers are now in a greater position to carry out their mission and vision giving children and youth an opportunity to succeed.
Rescuing, restoring, releasing . . .serving God one life at a time
Since 1947 Cherry Street Mission Ministries (CSMM) has served homeless and low-income individuals. The doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing, shelter, and other vital services including, literacy and vocational training, resource networking and job readiness assistance. Our mission is to serve all who come to us in need, and to provide purposeful discipleship by rescuing the downtrodden, restoring hope to the hopeless and releasing God's greatness to those we serve.
Build partnerships. Create community. Imagine the future.
The Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) is the nation's largest nonprofit, single-family affordable housing developer. Our mission is to build strong families and vibrant neighborhoods through quality affordable housing and strengthened financial stability. We work toward this mission through affordable housing and home ownership programs; training and education; energy conservation; and safety nets and supports. Each year, we serve 30,000-50,000 low- and moderate-income families to help achieve financial stability and economic self-sufficiency.
Making a difference one life at a time
Founded in 1999, Warren Family Mission is a Christ-centered rescue mission which provides food, shelter, clothing, spiritual and drug and alcohol rehabilitation help free of charge to participants from Trumbull County and its surrounding area. We work to serve our community in a way that helps people; recover from addictions, get back on their feet, rebuild broken relationships, restore families and become a vital part of a growing community with a positive influence. The mission has a six month program that includes mental, physical, financial, and spiritual guidance.
The New Way to a Better Tomorrow
Founded in 1893, the purpose of the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered outreach of love and compassion that responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women, and children without regard to race, color or creed. In the last ten years, we've served over 1,300,000 meals to those in need. But just as importantly, we house, feed, counsel and educate hundreds each year through our residential program, helping them to get back on their feet and become productive again. They commit to turning their lives around, and we help them fulfill that commitment. We enable, encourage and equip people to improve their lives and ultimately, our community.
Providing compassionate rescue services to the poor and needy
Muncie Mission Ministries purpose, to the glory of God, is to provide compassionate Rescue services on an immediate and/or long-term basis to the poor and needy of Muncie and East Central Indiana. We share the love of Jesus Christ to all who come to Muncie Mission Ministries. We provide for the needs of the impoverished and destitute of East Central Indiana through shelter and food services, rehabilitation programs, spiritually based counseling, education, and job skills.
Seeking to transform hearts, minds and lives
Hope Ministries was initially founded as Hope Rescue Mission in 1954 by Tobe E. Schmucker under the direction of the Mennonite Board of Missions. Hope Ministries seeks to transform hearts, minds and lives by engaging families and individuals in a Christ-centered, grace-based process of examining their current realities, envisioning their future possibilities, and enabling action to achieve their desired futures. Hope envisions a community in which every adult and child has access to the love, support and resources they need to be healthy mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
A home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future
Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries has been faithfully serving God's love to the area's needy since 1903, never charging fees to those who come for help. Daily crisis shelter is provided for up to 150 men, women, and children, as are breakfasts, lunches and dinners for hungry people off the streets. The six-month to two-year restoration programs designed to address the issues that caused their homelessness, include a series of classroom experiences, counseling groups, case management sessions, daily work in our Computer Learning Center, and, of course, many Bible studies and Chapel services. Rescue Ministries today includes The Rescue Mission for men, Charis House for women and their children, and Bargains Galore, our thrift store.
Hope. Help. Heroes
Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty. The HERO Program is a substance abuse treatment center that is extremely affordable, making access to treatment available to a wide variety of men and women. Our Emergency Shelter is open on an emergency basis from a few nights to two weeks or longer depending upon the situation. The Emergency Shelter provides a gateway to a variety of supportive services including the opportunity to enroll in the Stephen Center HERO Substance Abuse Treatment Program or Transitional Living opportunities. Our Stephen Center Thrift Shop provides jobs and training for our clients.
We open doors for women experiencing homelessness.
Deborah's Place is Chicago's largest provider of supportive housing exclusively for women and is recognized as an innovative leader among homeless service providers locally and nationally. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked collaboratively with our participants, offered a range of high quality services and tried new approaches - putting Deborah's Place at the forefront of agencies making a difference to those in need in Chicago. Deborah's Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness.
Giving Flight to Hopes and Dreams
The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. Vision: WINGS Program, Inc. will help create a society in which every domestic violence survivor has a voice and the resources to break the cycle of domestic violence. WINGS provides safe, secure living environments, through transitional and permanent housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence. Our residents are women and children who are victims of domestic violence and need temporary safe shelter or who become homeless due to other extreme hardships. Comprehensive support services include life skills development, safety counseling, budget planning, children and family services, support groups, crisis management, volunteer mentoring, access to vocational counseling and follow-up services. In addition, we provide outreach counseling to women and men.
When someone believes in you, everything can change.
The mission of DuPage PADS is to end homelessness in DuPage County. The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. Founded in 1985, DuPage PADS is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as GED courses and job coaching, as well as engagement with employers-effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.With the support of more than 130 congregations and organizations, 4,000 volunteers and numerous community advocates and other service organizations, we were able to offer hope for more than 1,398 families and individuals in our communities through housing programs and support services.DuPage PADS IS the solution to end homelessness-because when someone believes in you, everything can change.
Connecting homeless families to a better future
Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community. Our program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self sufficiency. Since its founding in 1988 Bridge Communities has become a regional and national leader in the service to homeless families, as well as the surrounding issues that lead to homelessness, such as lack of affordable housing and well-paid labor jobs. Bridge Communities has counseled and mentored many non-profits, churches and lay-person organizations on establishing a transitional housing program based on our innovative model.
Funding life-changing breakthroughs in breast cancer
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) is one of the nation's leading breast cancer research and education charities. It was founded in 1985 in memory of Lynn Sage, a Chicago-area woman who endured a six-year struggle with breast cancer with her spirit and dignity intact before she died at the age of 39. Our mission is to support the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer in partnership with Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Since its inception, LSCRF has raised over $31 million for breast cancer research. LSCRF fulfills its mission by funding a breast cancer research program, a breast fellowship program, and breast cancer outreach.
Shining the Gospel light since 1905
The City Rescue Mission of Saginaw is a faith-based organization that provides emergency assistance to people of Mid-Michigan in their time of need. The alcoholic, drug abuser, unwed mother, domestic violence victim, and homeless can find a safe haven for a fresh start at the City Rescue Mission. Our purpose is to glorify God by serving people in need, proclaiming the Gospel, and establishing disciples among disadvantaged people. We accomplish this by providing immediate needs of lodging, meals, and clothing 365 days a year to whoever may inquire. We continue the process by offering programs that provide Christ-centered teaching, preaching, counseling, work therapy, and computer skills training.
Food. Shelter. Hope.
The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a dedicated to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of men, women, and children in Michigan's capital area. In 2014, we celebrated over 100 years of service to our community and provided 55,188 nights of shelter, 109,374 meals, 1,856 hygiene (personal needs) kits, and 571 biblical counseling sessions. We provide several ministries to low income or homeless individuals and families, with our main areas of focus being food, shelter, and hope.
Making places to come home to
Founded as Project Conserve in 1974, the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) is a housing corporation whose leadership is motivated, and programs shaped by: the belief that all people deserve safe, clean, affordable housing; our response to God's desire that we seek justice in our communities; our grateful response to the saving love of Jesus Christ; and our desire to have others see his love in action. ICCF upholds and strengthens families through the creation of quality and affordable housing with the provision of supportive and educational services. Our services are an investment in their future and in the future of our community.
Working with the homeless and needy
The Jackson Interfaith Shelter is a 90-day emergency shelter for men, women and children whose mission is working with the homeless and needy giving them emergency shelter, prepared meals and assisting with other physical, emotional and spiritual needs when possible.
Resources for home owners
Home Repair Services has specialized in post-purchase homeownership services for lower-income homeowners since 1979. The mission of Home Repair Services is to build successful, sustained homeownership for lower-income families, thereby strengthening neighborhoods and the community. Home Repair Services will be well known as an organization that provides a helping hand rather than a handout.
Helping homeless people help themselves
The Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) was founded in 1981 to address Detroit's growing crisis of homelessness. Today, COTS manages three 24-hour facilities. Annually we serve approximately 2,000 Detroit area homeless people in our Emergency Shelter and approximately 260 individuals and families in our transitional and permanent housing programs. Through case management and a wide array of supportive services and housing programs, COTS helps homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness by addressing the causes of their homelessness.
Connecting individuals and families to resources that promote self-sufficiency and prevent future homeless episodes
Established in 1981, Homeless Connections has adapted to meet the needs of people both homeless and at-risk of homelessness in the Fox Valley community. Our mission is to end homelessness by connecting individuals and families to resources that promote self-sufficiency and prevent future homeless episodes. Homeless Connections is a leader in the fight against homelessness in the Fox Valley, working collaboratively to improve the quality of living for the people we serve as well as the community as a whole.
Leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes, and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals. The current state of health care demands that nurses and advanced practice nurses play a leading role in identifying and implementing cardiovascular risk reduction strategies. PCNA is committed to the continued education and support of nurses so they may successfully rise to this challenge. We do this by educating and supporting nurses through the development of professional and patient education, leadership, and advocacy.
Rescuing Children - Training Leaders
Living Hope International (LHI) works to provide for the emotional, physical, educational, and social needs of at-risk children, youth, and families, as well as to equip, support, and send leaders to provide similar services throughout the world. To accomplish these goals, LHI receives financial and service support from individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations throughout the United States and other countries such as Canada, England, France, Spain, Ecuador, and Mexico.
The power of people and place.
Founded in 1977, Hope Community is a catalyst for change, growth and safety. We are building a sustainable neighborhood model through community organization, active education, leadership and affordable housing development. To do this, we develop affordable housing and public spaces, including a community center, playgrounds and gardens. Additionally, we engage with the community extensively to involve hundreds of youth, adults and families each year in learning, leadership and community opportunities.
Building and preserving affordable housing and improving access to opportunity through stable housing in the Twin Cities
The Family Housing Fund's (FHFund) vision to ensure all families will have a house they can afford and a home from which they can prosper and contribute to the community is grounded in its long history. The FHFund was created in 1980 through the foresight and financial support of The McKnight Foundation and the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In 1997, responding to the need for affordable housing in suburban communities, the FHFund formally expanded its mission to serve the entire seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a housing intermediary, the FHFund's mission is to help the affordable housing network meet the needs of families in complex and changing conditions.
Working hand in hand to improve lives in Bolivia
Mano a Mano International mission is to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities that improve health and increase economic well-being. We collaborate with our counterpart organizations in Bolivia to build sustainable solutions that improve quality of life for the long-term. All of our projects are more than just constructing a building; there is a huge focus on training, education, and continuing community and government support to ensure that projects are used for their intended purpose and that the level of service remains high. Our continuing health education program and community maintenance days are two examples.
Transforming Lives Two Generations at a Time.
Jeremiah Program is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach transforms families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Through support for a career-track college education, quality early childhood education, safe and affordable housing, and empowerment and life skills training, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.Jeremiah Program currently has two fully operational sites-in Minneapolis and St. Paul-that serve 300 women and children annually. Phase 1 of a campus in Austin, TX, housing four families, opened in fall 2013; ground will be broken on a permanent campus in phase 2 in 2015. In addition, Jeremiah launched two pilot programs with Endicott College in Boston in fall 2014, and leaders in Fargo-Moorhead are making progress in establishing a campus in their community.
Providing low-barrier shelter, meals and support services.
Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. Approximately 2,000 women and men experiencing homelessness have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year. In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. All guests and residents are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits.
Offering freedom from the past and hope for the future
Since 1950, the Kansas City Rescue Mission (KCRM) has helped people in need. Whether they turn to us because of bad choices, bad breaks or both, we welcome the poor, homeless, hungry and hurting. Through a proven path from relief to recovery to re-entry, KCRM offers freedom from the past and hope for the future. We believe that the love of Jesus Christ can change lives. We see it happen here every day. Good food, safe shelter, comfortable beds, clean facilities, case management, a proven recovery program, job and life-skills training; all these things and more are why hundreds of people come through our doors each year. KCRM is a Christ-centered community offering freedom and hope to the poor and homeless, empowering them to reach their full potential.
Empowering people. Ending homelessness.
reStart Inc. is an interfaith ministry with homeless persons committed to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women, youth and families with the goal of helping them move toward independence and self-sufficiency and ending homelessness in our community. reStart Inc. is the outgrowth of an overnight emergency shelter established by an inter-faith group in 1981 at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church in downtown Kansas City. A non-profit corporation for the purpose of serving homeless persons was created in 1984. reStart provides more than 110,000 bed nights of emergency, transitional and permanent shelter to approximately 11,000 homeless men, women, families with children and unaccompanied youth.
A hand up, not a hand out
Community LINC works to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families we serve. We believe in a holistic approach to homelessness by providing a safe, stable place to stay and comprehensive services to equip our families to transform their lives. We teach core competencies in coaching, budgeting, and mental wellness counseling supplemented by employment services, financial education, life skills training, and exposure to health lifestyles. Since 1988 Community LINC has served 3700 families with over 11,000 individuals and 8,000 children with shelter or programming.
A place of healing, a voice of hope for abused women and their children
Lydia's House works in faith to end domestic violence, by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children. Lydia's House fulfills this mission by: providing safe, affordable transitional housing in a confidential location for a maximum of two years; assisting women and their children to create and implement long term individual life-goal plans which include education, training, employment, and safe housing; facilitating access to information and referrals to community resources; and creating awareness about domestic violence through a speakers' bureau and an outreach educational ministry.
We just call it home.
The Next Door will equip women in crisis to develop lives of wholeness and hope. The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care. We are a Christ-centered organization. We welcome all people. No one is forced to believe in Christ, but they will be cared for with Christ-centered principles.
Your City, Your Mission
Since 1924, City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a place of safety for thousands of poverty stricken and homeless men, women and children. Founded by Rev. and Mrs. David Bulkley, the Mission's staff has been uncompromising in their commitment to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the hurting and the lost. City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, children who are poor or homeless. Last year, 429 guests committed their lives to Christ at City Union Mission. City Union Mission served over 277,431 meals for the hungry and provided over 151,811 beds for the weary in 2011.
Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women
The YWCA Cass Clay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Services offered include an emergency shelter; children's services; education and employment; transitional housing; and racial justice. The YWCA is a membership organization. Its strength is in the diversity of its membership and joining together to work toward the goal of empowering women.
Helping the hurting of Middle Tennessee
Providing hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting.Since our founding in 1954, we have desired to provide not only meals and beds, but also support and long-term treatment for men and women with addictions and other debilitating problems.
A vital part of the Lincoln community for over 100 years
The People's City Mission (PCM) has been a vital part of the Lincoln community for over 100 years. We were founded in 1907 by a number of local churches in the city. They wanted to demonstrate Christ's love to people who were impoverished and homeless by providing them with emergency assistance of food, shelter, and clothing. Over the years, our purpose has remained the same: bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the poor and homeless, and demonstrate His love for them by meeting basic human needs. Over the years, more than five hundred thousand people have been assisted by our ministry.
Nebraska's largest shelter serving homeless men, women, and children for over 30 years
Serving the Omaha and Council Bluffs metropolitan area since 1975, Siena/Francis House creates an environment in which people can find the motivation needed to precipitate adult behavioral change, moving in small, manageable steps. The first step is to get our guests off the streets. Next we encourage sobriety in our recovery program, a traditional 12 step recovery process. Then we move to training in social and job skills, education and self-esteem, and finally to independent living training in transitional housing. The primary goal of the Siena/Francis House is to work towards successfully ending the homeless cycle rather than providing only short-term, stop-gap treatments.
Live In Hope
For nearly 35 years, Mercy Housing has been committed to developing affordable, program-enriched housing for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. We create homes that enrich and improve the communities in which they are located and develop every property with an unwavering commitment to quality and value. In addition to providing safe, affordable housing to those in need, we also offer programs and services at our properties that help individuals and families learn skills and gain perspectives that make dreams of stability and hope realities for the future. We believe that the combination of affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, transform neighborhoods and stabilize lives.
Bringing glory to God through the helping of people
The Crossroads Center was established in 1983 with a vision to serve the hungry and needy as they sought assistance. What started out as a soup kitchen serving one meal a day with only one bed, has evolved into a state-of-the-art facility providing unparalleled services in Central Nebraska. We offer so much more than a hot meal and a warm bed. We offer a Christ-centered, four-phase program of recovery to homeless men, women and children. We provide free food, shelter and clothing to our guests while they are completing our four-phase program. We served 43,829 meals last year to our guests and people in the community who were hungry.
Faith with its sleeves rolled up
The Topeka Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter which has served Topeka, Kansas for more than 59 years. TRM is dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training and hope to homeless and impoverished men, women and children. In 2011, TRM sheltered 2,201 different people and provided more than 524,585 meals.
Rescuing and Restoring Lives!
The Salina Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nondenominational facility changing lives one at a time. Our ambition is to give more than the basic needs by providing Christian ministry to persons in need of food, shelter, clothing, or other basic needs, and to rehabilitate through teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Salina Rescue Mission has responded to homeless men and countless others for over 35 years. The number of beds have more than doubled since the ministry was founded in 1981. Over 40,000 meals are served yearly.
Helping entire communities become better places to live
Beyond Housing exists because home matters. We began with actual houses and housing preservation, focusing on quality and stability to give people a place to start. But, there is more to a home than the house. Home is about the life that happens in and around the house as well as the life that fuels and draws out the best of the people within it. Beyond Housing is a community development organization that works in defined geographies like the Normandy School District in order to focus our resources where we can have the greatest impact. While most organizations focus on one, maybe two, impact areas within a community, we understand that, in order to have real impact, we must focus on all of the areas that make up a thriving community-housing, education, health, economic development and job readiness/access.
Rebuilding communities for families, one home at a time
Founded in 1985, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware (ICHDE) builds, rehabilitates, and owns or manages 380 housing units plus land in New Castle and Kent Counties. We are now the largest statewide nonprofit community housing organization in Delaware. In addition, through the HomeOwnership Education Center, our HUD-approved homeownership education and support programs for lower-income families, we provide tools to help our clients on the road to homeownership.
Providing room and board for needy people
Four States Christian Missions provides room and board for needy people and provides work through refurbishment of donated items sold in the mission stores. In addition, Four States Christian Missions furthers the Christian aims in the community. We have facilities to shelter approximately 60 men. Food, clothing, personal care items, medical referrals and Biblical counseling are also provided free of charge. A soupline provides a free hot meal every day for street people and bags of groceries are given to families in need. Our ministry to children includes a free day camp for children every summer and a Bible correspondence course and our ministry to women includes a weekly Bible study where ladies also receive bags of food.
Changing lives now and for eternity
The Frederick Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered ministry providing residential programs to the homeless and chemically dependent, food to the hungry, and clothing and furniture to the needy, and connection within our community through relationships. The Mission serves the community both through emergency services and transitional shelters. The emergency services we provide help to change and bring hope to lives NOW, while our transitional shelters not only help for today, but bring about life changes that last for ETERNITY.
Helping women, children and families in greatest need
Founded in 1976, House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential. Here, women, children and families heal from lifetimes of traumatic abuse. At our 13 sites in Washington, DC, we assess the capacities and needs of each woman and child, then design and deliver a specialized combination of services to meet their needs and build on their strengths. We enfold the women and families in a safe and structured environment, where they receive highly responsive and caring attention from the staff. Every day at House of Ruth, more than 600 women and children work hard to learn the skills to live independently and eliminate homelessness and abuse from their lives. They participate at 11 residential programs, a developmental day care center and a free counseling program for domestic violence survivors.
Achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Founded in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone. Our goals are to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources, expand the supply of low income housing, and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low income housing policy.
Necessity knows no season.
Incorporated in 1981, the Fuel Fund of Maryland provides resources to vulnerable Maryland families for heat and home utility needs. We support and advocate collaborative funding and services that ensure affordable energy to families that must overcome hardship caused by poverty and assist these families to meet their human needs. The Fuel Fund serves vulnerable Marylanders in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties. In 2007 we helped nearly 18,000 individuals. The target population is families and individuals in Central Maryland who live at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Creating homeownership opportunities
On July 1, 2009, Arundel Habitat for Humanity and Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity merged to become Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Putting faith into action, our organization brings people together to build decent, affordable homes that change lives, empower families and strengthen communities. While most Habitat for Humanity affiliates build new houses from the foundation up, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake also renovates the existing housing stock in Baltimore and Annapolis neighborhoods in order to provide safe, affordable homes while eliminating vacant properties. Since its incorporation in 1982, Chesapeake Habitat has completed more than 300 homes and has housed more than 900 family members, including at least 500 children.
Advancing civil rights
The Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national non-profit civil-rights organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunity in housing, employment, and access to public accommodations and government services through education, research, testing, advocacy, and enforcement. The ERC works with all populations, and has dedicated programs and activities in immigrant rights, disability rights, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Today, the ERC stands as one of the few organizations in the United States that engages in comprehensive civil-rights investigation and advocacy for all protected classes under both federal and local law. The ERC helps thousands of individuals each year through civil rights testing and investigations, advocacy, and education and outreach activities.
A safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow
Calvary Women's Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their lives. Founded in 1983, our programs carry out our mission to offer "a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow." These programs include transitional and permanent housing, personalized case management, life skills and education opportunities, job training, health and wellness services, on-site therapy, and daily addiction recovery meetings. At Calvary, we believe that every woman has the strengths and gifts she needs to be successful. Each woman in our programs identifies and builds on her strengths, meeting her goals for safe housing, good health, and financial independence. We know that our programs work: every five days, a woman moves from Calvary into her own home.
Providing healing and hope for Washington's homeless since 1985
Christ House is in its 31st year of providing comprehensive health care to sick, homeless men in Washington, DC. Our 34-bed facility provides 24-hour medical care, case management, housing placement assistance, meals, clothing, and a full range of other supportive services. Our goal is that patients will leave with improved health and a new ability to live independently in the community. We served 237 admissions in 2015 and provided a total of 10,885 patient-days of care. In addition to the primary illness(es) for which they were admitted, 90.5 percent of our patients acknowledged a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or had a diagnosed mental illness. Twenty-four percent had all three (alcohol, drug, and psychiatric concerns). Seventy percent of our patients were African-American, 60 percent were over age 50, 42 percent had no income or monthly income under $250, and 62 percent were chronically homeless.
A safe and healthy home for every person.
Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit network with a core belief: a thriving community with safe and healthy homes should be a right for all people, not the privilege of a few. Our vision is a safe and healthy home for every person. With a presence in 39 states and the District of Columbia, Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize low-income communities. Our network of 142 affiliates completes nearly 10,000 home and community rehabilitation projects each year with the help of more than 100,000 volunteers.
Building communities, strengthening lives
Family Promise is committed to helping low-income families nationwide achieve lasting independence and to redress the underlying causes of poverty and homelessness. We accomplish our mission through four program areas: Interfaith Hospitality Networks (IHNs) - provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services to homeless families; Family Mentoring - helps prevent homelessness by training volunteers to be advisors and advocates to low-income families; Just Neighbors - an interactive educational program, raises awareness of the root causes of poverty and homelessness as the first step in establishing community-based responses; and Community Initiatives - fosters local IHN outgrowth programs, such as transitional housing, job training, childcare, and literacy.
Grassroots advocacy in action
The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCCF) supports the educational efforts of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. It empowers and trains advocates to be effective in every aspect of the fight to end breast cancer. NBCCF gives women the tools to make their own informed decisions and take a leadership role with legislative, scientific and clinical decision makers. NBCCF also helps guide the public through the maze of information on breast cancer. Project LEAD is one of the NBCCF's many programs. An innovative science program for breast cancer activists, Project LEAD offers courses that prepare advocates for participation in the wide range of forums where breast cancer research decisions are made.
Serving neighbors, changing lives
Established in 1884, Central Union Mission is one of America's oldest social service ministries. Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Central Union Mission will transform the lives of the people we serve into Godly, productive members of society by meeting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. All of our highly regarded, life-changing services and programs are provided free of charge.
Helping those who want to help themselves
For 62 years, the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission has ministered to the homeless, hungry, and hurting of Bristol and the Mountain Empire, providing hope, spiritual renewal, and restoration. Relying on the generosity of people just like you, the Haven of Rest has helped transform the lives of thousands of men and woman, through the sharing of the gospel, while meeting their physical and emotional needs. The focus of the Mission is to "help those who want to help themselves". We provide a safe, drug free environment where our residents basic needs can be met so they are free to confront and overcome the difficult life circumstances that have brought them here. Donors and staff are on the front lines together helping to restore those who truly want, and will make the effort necessary to be restored.
From shelter to stability
Incorporated in 1987, CARITAS mobilizes Greater Richmond through its congregations to protect individuals and families in crisis and empowers those who strive for housing independence. We have served many people in need and have brought together thousands of members in our community that might otherwise continued to live estranged from one another spiritually, geographically, socially, and economically. We remain confident that CARITAS will continue to evolve and improve as people of faith partner with people in crisis for the betterment of one another.
Breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children
ForKids is a non-profit agency founded in 1988 with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children. Today, ForKids is the largest service provider for homeless families in the state of Virginia. ForKids currently serves up to 165 families on any given day with over 350 children throughout South Hampton Roads. The agency provides housing, education and vital services for families experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Services include counseling, tutoring, field trips, summer camps, classes in life skills, parenting, budgeting, and case management. Additional education and outreach services are provided through the ForKids in Schools program and ForKids' Regional Housing Crisis Hotline. Over the last 12 months, ForKids received over 18,000 calls from those seeking assistance in Hampton Roads.
Ending homelessness through shelter, services, education and advocacy
Carpenter's Shelter is Northern Virginia's award-winning homeless program, dedicated to offering housing and hope through respect, responsibility and results. In the beginning, we provided little more than bedding on cold nights in Alexandria churches. Since our doors opened in 1988, Carpenter's has helped children, families, and adults stabilize their lives, overcome homelessness, and become contributing members of their communities. We fulfill the needs of more than 700 children, families and adults each year as they work towards a better tomorrow. We operate a day shelter, the official Winter Shelter for the City of Alexandria, and an emergency shelter with comprehensive case management and education classes focused on life skills.
Promoting and defending faithful Catholic education
Founded in 1993, the mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to help renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education. The Society seeks to fulfill its mission by assisting and supporting education that is faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church; producing and disseminating research and publications on developments and best practices in Catholic higher education; advising students, alumni, trustees, campus officials, faculty and others engaged in renewing and strengthening the Catholic identity of Catholic colleges and universities and Church-affiliated ministries at non-Catholic colleges and universities; and studying and promoting the work of our patron, John Henry Cardinal Newman, especially as it relates to Catholic higher education and the unity of faith and reason.
Building homes, rebuilding lives
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post - 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
Caring since 1967
The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is a non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry established as a response to hundreds of homeless men wandering the streets of Winston-Salem. Since 1967, the Rescue Mission has been actively involved in meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of destitute people. Through programs offered, the Mission is able to reach out and effectively care for over 100 men each day, enriching men's lives with nurturing and recovery services. Such services and programs provide clients with shelter, food, clothing, and personal-care items, along with job training, Christian counseling, work therapy, and life-skills and financial management classes.
To Provide Rescue, Recovery and Restoration in Jesus' Name
Western Carolina Rescue Ministries has served our community faithfully since March of 1981. Over thirty years, we have seen God move mightily in the lives of the men and women we serve. Some women and men come in for food and shelter, while others benefit from out one-year residential recovery program which offers freedom from the chains of addiction. People are at the heart of our mission, and they need God's love. Our mission is to Provide Rescue, Recovery and Restoration in Jesus' Name. Each of the three components of our Ministry, Rescue, Recovery and Restoration, is about meeting people in crisis where they are, caring for them with dignity and restoring them to healthy, productive lives.
Food for the body, hope for the soul.
Samaritan Ministries is an interdenominational, volunteer-based Christian ministry that serves Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Our Soup Kitchen and Samaritan Inn Shelter are open 365 days and nights a year to serve people in need. Providing hope and healing by sharing food, shelter and guidance with the hungry, homeless and people in need through Christian love and service, for the benefit of all. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . . I was a stranger and you invited me in. Matthew 25:35
a hot meal. a warm bed. a return path to housing.
Good Shepherd Center began as a modest soup Kitchen in 1983, when a local church opened its parish hall to serve the homeless a lunch of soup and a sandwich. From this small beginning, the program has grown to include a weekday breakfast and lunch available to anyone in need of food, as well as a dinner meal 7 nights a week for guests of the Night Shelter. The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing.
Food. Housing. Healing. Hope.
Open Door Ministries works to serve, empower, and minister to clients in order to prevent and end hunger and homelessness through advocacy, education, housing, and coordination of services. Open Door Ministries was established in 1995, as a merger of High Point Urban Ministry and Open Door Shelter. We are one of the primary organizations in the greater High Point community that provides immediate assistance in the areas of food, housing, and emergency financial assistance to low-income, indigent, and homeless persons.
Transforming lives since 1960
Haven of Rest Ministries exists to see those bound by life-dominating problems “rescued, restored, and released” while experiencing the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. In October 1960, Haven of Rest Rescue Mission was founded as a place for homeless men to receive food, shelter, and help. It was started by a group of Christian businessmen who were concerned about the homeless wandering the streets in Anderson. The ministry began in a small building with 6 donated bunk-beds. Today, Haven of Rest is a Christ-centered ministry that provides hope, healing, and recovery for men and women facing life-dominating problems, such as homelessness and addiction. The Haven has grown to accommodate an average of 90 men and women in its facilities. Programs are free of charge to men and women who need help.
BUILD. THRIVE. GROW.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities by acting as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization through education, innovative development, partnerships, and long-term relationships with families. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat has built and renovated more than 1,400 houses-impacting the lives of more than 5,500 families. Applicants complete a rigorous selection process including: Investing 250 sweat equity hours building his/her home & others, making an affordable down payment, attending 12 homeowner education classes, leasing the home for the 1st year, & making timely payments during the lease period. They must prove steady income, show good credit, be first time homebuyers, sustain a savings account over 6 months, be citizens or legal residents and live in the City of Atlanta or South Fulton County.
Helping homeless families achieve self-sufficiency
Nicholas House operates a transitional housing shelter as well as scattered apartment sites for homeless families. We assist homeless families in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency in a structured but home-like environment. Nicholas House is committed to assisting its families attain three goals that form the basis of self-sufficiency: earning a living wage; maintaining the physical, mental and social health of parents and children; and maintaining safe and stable housing. Nicholas House understands that providing basic subsistence - food and shelter - is necessary but not sufficient to prevent most homeless families from becoming homeless again.
Breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
Founded in 1991, Rainbow Village works to transform lives for homeless families with children of North Metro Atlanta through a community based transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency. Our program invites families to move into a complete furnished home for one to two years. Upon entry into the Rainbow Village program, families are assessed in terms of financial status and available resources, career development, education attainment, life skills, available support systems, and mental/physical health, all of which are used to establish a baseline from which to create a realistic plan for achieving self-sufficiency. The end-goal is the same for all families, the ability to lead healthy and sustainable lifestyles on their own.
A therapeutic group home for abused, neglected and at-risk teen girls
Founded in 1927, Brookwood Florida is a licensed therapeutic group home for adolescent girls ages 13 to 21, who come to us from throughout the state of Florida. Residents are victims of abuse, neglect, violence, family dysfunction, or homelessness. Brookwood Florida is dedicated to providing troubled adolescent girls with an alternative living environment and therapeutic program encompassing education, employability skills, independent living training and counseling that will prepare them for self-sufficiency or successful family reunification. Brookwood's treatment philosophy is a combination of cognitive, behavioral and reality therapies. The program goal is to assist troubled young women in developing skills, self-concepts and a maturity level sufficient to successfully return home or move into independent living.
Lives Rescued, Rebuilt and Renewed.
City Rescue Mission (CRM) was established in 1946 by a group of Christian businessmen who saw a need to help alcoholics in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Their goal at the time was to offer soup, soap and salvation. What has evolved over all these years is a privately funded organization whose mission is to rebuild the lives of the homeless and needy through life building programs and the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. City Rescue Mission provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women and women with children.Each year CRM serves approximately 300,000 meals and provides nearly 90,000 nights of shelter to those in need. Volunteer opportunities are available. CRM receives no local, state or federal government funding. We rely solely on individuals, foundations, and corporations for funding.
Bringing the hungry, hurting, and homeless to new life, new goals and a new future in Christ
The Orlando Union Rescue Mission has been caring for the hungry and hurting in the Orlando area since its founding in 1948 by a group of Christian businessmen. Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization, whose mission is to provide those in need with food, shelter, clothing, and other resources to help the homeless build their lives and achieve self sufficiency. The foundation of our work is Biblically based to bring people to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. The mission provided 82,100 nights of lodging for clients in 2007.
No One is Homeless
Miami Rescue Mission has been serving the homeless and needy of South Florida since 1922. It is our mission to reach out to the least, the last, and the lost of our community to inspire hope with human compassion and the love of God. We empower men, women and children to become successful in life, reunite families, restore lives, find employment, acquire housing, and build new futures. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing and shelter, along with recovery programs and education for those who want to change their lives. Our ministries include the Center for Men, a Community Activity Center, the Center for Women and Children, and the Jeffrey A. Tew Education Center. Thrift Stores provide gift-in-kind as well as revenue for our programs. The Mission also operates centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach (Broward County). Over 1,300 men, women, and children are helped each day.
Our vision is a world where everyone has a simple, decent place to live.
One of the oldest affiliates in the nation, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County has been building homes and serving families in this community since 1978. Building at a pace of 100 homes a year since 2002, Habitat Collier has now provided simple, decent homes for more than 1,800 families. Through its unique business model, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County uses 100% of donor dollars to fund the construction of homes, which are then sold to qualifying partner families. Each family helps to build and then purchase their home with an interest-free loan, thereby returning the original investment in their lives. This "hand-up" allows families to become a part of their own housing solution.
Building homes, community, & hope.
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity was established as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1981. Pensacola Habitat is an ecumenical Christian organization committed to the elimination of poverty housing in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties through the construction of decent, affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity offers a long-term solution, not a quick-fix, to the problem of poverty housing. The organization makes home ownership possible for people who would not otherwise qualify for a conventional mortgage or afford safe, decent shelter. In the process of building new homes, Habitat has cleaned up lots previously used for illegal dumping and has torn down dilapidated structures, making neighborhoods safer and cleaner.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country, and has helped more than 1,400 families in Lee and Hendry counties become homeowners. Habitat homes are built through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. The homes are then sold to the homeowners with low or no interest mortgage and monthly payments set at less than 30% of the homeowner's income, making homeownership an affordable reality. Habitat homeowners must qualify financially for the program; save $1,700 toward their closing costs; attend classes focusing on homeownership, budgeting and home maintenance; and complete 300 hours of "sweat equity" by volunteering at Habitat.
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness
The Lord's Place is a non-sectarian organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in Palm Beach County. We offer comprehensive programs designed to end homelessness and enhance the delivery of health and human services throughout the county. At each stage of our development, our aim is to provide client-focused programs that help break the cycle of homelessness once and for all. The Lord's Place has been changing the lives of homeless families and individuals for over 30-years -- evolving as an agency, keeping the needs of our clients in sharp focus and preserving the integrity of our mission.
When there's nowhere else to go there's Miami Bridge
The Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services mission is to promote positive youth development, and strengthen and support families to enable children to actualize their full potential to become productive community members. When kids need a place to go, The Bridge is there to provide respite care in its two emergency shelter facilities. We serve more than 900 children each year. The Bridge provides emergency shelter, food and, just as importantly, counseling for troubled youths and their families. The Bridge works to rescue kids from lives of victimization and crime, and in so doing, helps our community ensure that these kids have the opportunity to become productive members of our society.
Helping People Help Themselves
HEP is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Since 1986, our Mission has been to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing, and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
Connecting people, help & hope
Founded in 1986 Barnabas Center provides qualifying residents of Nassau County with assistance during a crisis. This assistance includes food, subsidies that cover rent and utilities, and vouchers to our New to You resale store for clothing and household goods. We operate the largest food pantry in Nassau County, and offer nutrition education and cooking classes. Barnabas Center also offers medical and dental services to adult residents of Nassau County. Services include primary, preventative, and behavioral healthcare. Clients and patients qualify for services at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level income guidelines. Our strategic plan includes helping people beyond their crisis through case management and programs that are focused to return clients to self-sufficiency with hope and happiness in their future. Our community partnerships have resulted in an improvement of service delivery, minimizing duplicate services and maximizing resources.
The way home
Since 1995, Sulzbacher Center has grown to become a center of services for the homeless in downtown Jacksonville. Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida's only provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We serve nutritious meals and offer safe shelter. But that is just the beginning. We provide outstanding health care and high-quality children's programs. Our job placement assistance and life skills programs equip men and women for employment and for success. We offer something simple, but important - hope.
Where compassion takes action
Turning Points, founded in 1995, aims to provide, coordinate, and facilitate services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Manatee County, Florida. Our Turning Points team located at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center provides friendly, caring, compassionate assistance to people that come for help with a wide variety of issues. The great appeal of the integrated approach to service delivery practiced at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center is people have their physical, emotional and spiritual needs addressed by a caring team of paid staff and volunteers who work closely together.
New Clothes | New Life
Dignity U Wear was founded in 2000 by Henri Landwirth, a philanthropist, Korean War veteran and Holocaust survivor. As a young boy, during the war Henri suffered the loss of his parents. After years of imprisonment, he was liberated. Unbroken by his circumstances, Henri immigrated to the U.S. and worked tirelessly to become a success. One day while visiting a homeless shelter, he asked what he could do to help. One man answered, "Sir, we need underwear." That day he went to a store and purchased all the underwear he could find. From that conversation, Dignity U Wear was born and since that day millions of people all ages have been served the gift of dignity through fitted new clothing. We work with nonprofit agencies and school districts across the nation. We have forged close relationships with clothing manufacturers, as new clothing is sent directly to our Jacksonville, FL warehouse. Children, families in crisis, homeless, and veterans are the primary recipients. #GIftofDignity
A Caring Place to Be
The Daniel Pitino Shelter was organized in 1993 with the expressed purpose of creating emergency and transitional housing for the growing number of homeless persons in Owensboro-Daviess County region. The Shelter is a non-denomination organization which offers both emergency and transitional housing, provides nutritional food, primary physical and mental health care, essential services, and educational enhancement including life skills, legal aid sources, and computer training within the same building. The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) serves as a safe and secure place, a sanctuary for homeless families, where the healing process can begin, rehabilitation directed, and independent living guided.
Changing lives, families, and communities through education
Founded in 1995, Family Scholar House is changing lives, families and communities through education. Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. Family Scholar House assists participants in obtaining needed support services and helps them address barriers to education. All participants meet regularly with their Support Manager for service. While the majority of families served by Family Scholar House are in the non-residential programs, those in need of stable housing may apply for the residential program.
Ministering to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men, women and children
Founded in 1945, Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless, addicted, and in crisis. The ultimate objective for clients is for them to: become mature disciples of Jesus Christ; achieve freedom from substance abuse; reunite with family and loved ones; and reemerge as self-sufficient members of the community. Of the men who enter our 30-day Awareness Program, 79 percent graduate onto the long-term recovery program at Calvary Colony. And 59 percent of those men graduate from the recovery program. Of the women who enter Moriah House, 80 percent graduate from that program.
Restoring lives in Jesus' name
Knox Area Rescue Ministries was formally established on December 8, 1960 by five local pastors. Recognizing the necessity for a permanent ministry effort to meet the needs of the growing population of the homeless in Knoxville, these men forged the vision as well as established the first ministry center located in the heart of the downtown area on Fifth Avenue. Today, Knox Area Rescue Ministries is more equipped and prepared than ever before to fulfill its mandate and pledge to the hurting and homeless of the greater Knoxville area. Our mission is to seek to rescue the poor and needy of the Knox Area by providing services in Jesus' name.
Making homes warmer, safer, and drier
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. Our vision is see substandard housing eradicated and everyone who comes into contact with ASP transformed. Each year, nearly 17,000 volunteers repair homes for 650 low-income families in rural areas of Central Appalachia. Our goal is to make homes warmer, safer and drier for families in need, while offering transformational experiences to families, volunteers and staff alike. Since our founding in 1969, more than 377,400 volunteers from across the nation have repaired 17,373 homes. Appalachia Service Project serves the mountainous Central Appalachian region where Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia come together.
Provide aid to the poor, sick, and destitute.
Good Samaritan Ministries is a faith-based ministry that provides for those in need through education, mentoring, and social services. We serve the poor, the needy, the destitute. We seek to serve the homeless and to reach out to prevent homelessness in the six counties of east Tennessee. We do this by providing essential goods and services to those experiencing both temporary and long-term financial hardship. Yes, we meet the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, but also seek to empower the escape from poverty. We recognize the God given dignity of each individual and participate in a ministry of restoration: one that enables wholeness as people realize their full potential in Christ. We do not work in isolation from the community. We work within a continuum of care alongside churches, individuals, agencies, as well as local, state, and federal government as we provide a combination of relief and long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness in our region.
There's no place like home
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is a locally organized and governed nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization that has been building simple, decent and affordable homes in Chattanooga, Tennessee, since 1986. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga partners with volunteers and low income families to build affordable housing. The houses are sold to these families at no profit and with no interest. As part of its ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga also operates the ReStore, a building materials store featuring building materials and some home goods, at up to 50-75% off retail. Proceeds from the store support Habitat's ongoing work in the construction of more homes for people in need in our area.
Compassion. Accountability. Results.
Founded in 1987, the mission of the Volunteer Ministry Center is to facilitate permanent supportive housing for those who are homeless and to provide services to prevent homelessness. At the center, individuals can access services such as counseling, appointments with social workers, a dental clinic, laundry, phone, computer and mail services. The Volunteer Ministry Center also provides referrals to community agencies for food, shelter, medical and legal services. Subsidized apartment units are also provided for qualified individuals.
Preventing, reducing, and intervening in family homelessness
Safe Haven Family Shelter empowers Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. We are a shelter-to-housing program which accepts entire homeless families and provides comprehensive services. As our name implies, we have an emergency shelter program, but we also offer a Transitional Housing Program and Rapid Rehousing Program. Safe Haven Family Shelter's comprehensive approach is one of service, compassion, trauma-informed care and evidenced-bases practices.
Ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of the poor and hurting in Jesus' name
Since 1944 The Jimmie Hale Mission has been a shelter for the homeless, a rest stop for the weary, a feeding station for the hungry, and a sanctuary for the hurting. For many, the Mission has not been their last stop but the first step toward a changed life. Our purpose is to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the poor and hurting in Jesus' name. It all began with Jimmie Hale, who used to be known as the town drunk. After becoming a Christian and sober, his desire was to have a Mission, which he founded with his wife. Since then the Jimmie Hale Mission has grown considerably. What started as a storefront chapel now includes: Jessie's Place, Royal Pines Center, Mission Possible Bargain Centers and the Shepura Men's Center.
A heart for the homeless
The Downtown Rescue Mission, an Alabama organization, is a place of refuge - offering different charities for the homeless of our community. Whether it is a man, a woman or a child, they can find a warm meal and a safe place to stay in one of our homeless missions. Since 1975, the less fortunate have been coming through our doors and finding help and hope for their problems. The Men's Ministry has been a part of the Mission since its inception. The Men's Dormitory can hold from 150 to 170 program and transient men and is used for a variety of ministries. The Women's and Children's Shelter provides food, clothing, shelter and education to women and children in need for both long and short-term care. There is also a separate apartment for families in need whether it is a man with young children or a mom with teenage boys.
Ending homelessness with housing, training and hope
Homeward Bound of Marin's mission of opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence is coupled with a vision that everyone deserves a place to call home. Homeward Bound is Marin County's chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals, serving approximately 1,200 people per year in 15 inter-related residential programs. Our overarching goal is to end homelessness in Marin County. To that end, we offer supportive services designed to end homelessness in the life of every person served, whatever their circumstances. Our residents have built an admirable record of success in one of the country's toughest housing markets: in 2015-16, 83% of families served and 63% of adults completing our programs moved to stable housing despite enormous personal and economic challenges.
A place to call home
Incorporated in 1976, the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches is a licensed child-care facility serving the state of Arkansas. The Ranch's program is centered on the belief that abused, neglected or abandoned children - all children for that matter - must establish a nurturing relationship with at least one caring adult to become a healthy productive adult themselves. Ranch programs include a residential child care program, an outreach program; the CASA program; the STAR program; and Speakers Bureau/Community Education/Child Abuse Awareness program. Children admitted to our residential program may remain through post-secondary education - until they are socially and financially prepared for independence and have stable employment.
Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity builds houses for the economically disadvantaged. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
Providing safe refuge and resources for self-sufficiency
The mission of the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is to provide a safe, healthy environment for people who are homeless and to provide opportunities and to encourage participation for homeless people to achieve self-sufficiency. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is Tulsa County's only daytime shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness. The Day Center offers a safe daytime refuge to people living on the streets of Tulsa County. Our basic human services provide immediate assistance to women, men and families in distress. While the Day Center is the only organization in Tulsa providing shelter during the day, we also provide night shelter for approximately 116 of the most vulnerable and at-risk segments of the homeless population.
Dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children
Founded in 1907, Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. On any given day, there are approximately one thousand homeless men, women and children being helped at the Men's Development Center, the Women and Family Emergency Shelter, the Transitional Living Center for Women & Families and New Horizons. The key to the success of Star of Hope Mission is its comprehensive approach to addressing the diverse issues, both immediate and long term, that impact homeless individuals and families.
Changing lives, one house at a time
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian housing organization working in partnership with God's people in need to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God's love in action. We work with very low-income families whose total income is generally 25% - 60% of the area median income. Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need, ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Applicants must be residents of Bexar County. Families spend a minimum of 300 hours investing in "sweat equity" where they support and help build their own house and that of their neighbors. Monthly mortgage payments average $375 to $425.
Short Term Missions.
Casas por Cristo relies on the labor and resources of full time staff missionaries, a board of over 100 pastors and community leaders from Juárez and Acuña, México and San Raimundo, Guatemala and nearly 7,000 annual volunteers from across North America. Through these cross-cultural partnerships, volunteer teams are presented with an amazing opportunity to build a home for a family in need. In just one week teams transform an otherwise empty lot into a safe and secure home - complete with cement foundation, electricity, windows and doors. As a result of this experience, each family receives a tangible symbol of the faithfulness and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. As volunteers gain perspective on the extreme poverty that exists in our world, so do these families better understand God's plan for their lives and His deep desire to take care of their needs.
Helping single mothers, children and orphans
Our MissionTo transform the lives of disadvantaged children, youth and families by providing hope and support in a nurturing, Christian environment.Our VisionReaching generations by helping children and families find a future filled with hope and promise.
Ending homelessness one individual at a time
Since 1984, the Presbyterian Night Shelter (PNS) in east Fort Worth has served the needs of Tarrant County's homeless. The largest provider of services for the homeless, PNS is the only free area emergency shelter without length-of-stay restrictions. Located in the shadows of downtown Fort Worth, the Shelter believes in respecting the dignity of its clients, while supplying meals, beds, and basic human care to an average of 704 homeless men and women every night and approximately 3,040 annually. PNS also provides counseling and resources (proper identification, permanent housing, employment, financial assistance, etc.) enabling clients to reenter mainstream society.
Helping homeless families become self-sufficient through housing, supportive services and education.
For over 25 years, Family Gateway has worked to help break the generational cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing individualized care to homeless children and their families to restore the dignity, stability, and self-reliance of the family unit through housing, social services and education.
Ministering to the homeless
Opened in 1954 as the Dallas Rescue Mission, the Dallas Life Foundation is designed to meet the needs of homeless men, women, children and families in the Dallas metropolis. For over 50 years now we have had a profound impact on thousands of people as we reach out with kind, compassionate Christian love toward those in desperate need. Dallas Life Foundation has developed a series of programs designed to help those assisted to return to a productive role in society. Each program targets a different group of Dallas Life Foundation residents. Programs are available to each resident once a referral has been made through our intake case management staff.
Revitalizing Houston's low-income homes and communities
Rebuilding Together - Houston (RT - H) brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income Houston area homeowners in need. They renovate and repair hundreds of homes annually at no charge to the homeowner. RT - H's focus is the delivery of essential home repairs and modifications to improve the overall condition of the home, eliminate health and safety hazards, and improve energy efficiency so that the homeowner may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses, faith-based organizations and the hands-on work of over 5,000 volunteers, RT - H renovates and repairs hundreds of homes annually with a market value of nearly $5.4 million.
Building homes, communities and hope
Houston Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1987, is a Christian-based housing ministry. Embracing all faiths, the organization is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in our community by helping low-income families purchase a simple, decent home in which to live. To date, Houston Habitat has built over 1,000 affordable homes and served more than 4,200 people - half of whom are children. For two decades, Houston Habitat has worked to eliminate substandard housing by helping our neighbors purchase simple, decent homes in which to live.
Where hope blossoms
The mission of Lotus House is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized. To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of homeless women, youth and children to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance research and enlightened social policies for greater understanding, social inclusion and resources for homeless women and children.
A refuge for rebuilding lives
The Gathering Place (TGP) is metropolitan Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. In addition to providing a safe refuge, TGP services and programs meet basic needs and provide resources for personal growth. TGP serves some of the most vulnerable in Denver and they tend to face a complex set of circumstances (e.g., unsafe living situations, physical or mental health issues, disabilities, lack of access to resources or technology). To meet as many needs as possible, TGP is many things to many people. To the mother interested in earning a GED, TGP is a place to study while her kids play in the family area. To the artist who needs to earn some cash, TGP is The Card Project. To the woman dealing with health issues and barely able to make ends meet, TGP is a trusted source for nutritious meals. To the newly homeless woman, TGP is a safe refuge where she can begin to rebuild.
Food, shelter, hope
It is the mission of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless to provide safe shelter, food, support services, and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in our community. We believe that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and that the community in which we live is called to serve this purpose. Winter Sheltering services are available from October 1 through April 30 for any adult in need. Transition Program residents work closely with Shelter case managers to determine what has led them to homelessness, and what steps they must take to overcome their situation. Additional programs include morning services, Boulder County Cares, and Boulder County Housing First.
Housing & Support Services for Homeless Families
Homeward Bound's mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change.Homeward Bound is a family stabilization program with a housing component. Our two-generational approach simultaneously equips parents and kids with tools they need to thrive while removing obstacles in their way. Parents access resources to achieve financial stability and learn how to emotionally support and advocate for their kids; while children receive high-quality childhood education and enrichment experiences. Homeward Bound serves 150 families (500 individuals of which 300+ are children) annually with programming that builds resiliency, stabilizes the family, and breaks the cycles of poverty and abuse that lead to homelessness.
Providing pathways out of poverty
The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. The Primavera Foundation began in the early 1980's as a response to the growing numbers of homeless individuals on the streets of Tucson. Primavera has expanded its services and advocacy work over the past 27 years to include: workforce development programs that help people return to work; develop job skills and provide special assistance to former prisoners; rental housing that provides stable, long-term and affordable solutions to the community's lack of affordable, safe housing; Financial Education, Home Ownership and Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention workshops that help families work towards financial security; Neighborhood Revitalization programs that help neighborhoods become communities of choice; and proactive Community Engagement that provides communities with sustainable solutions to issues.
Providing help and hope to men, women and children who need shelter, food, and assistance.
The Rescue Mission was founded in 1912 to address the physical and spiritual needs of transient men drawn to Tacoma by the lumber and maritime industries. The Rescue Mission now serves homeless women and homeless families with children, as well as homeless men. In addition to providing emergency shelter and meals, the Rescue Mission addresses some of the issues that cause homelessness. Programming helps people who are homeless to transform their lives, leaving homelessness for self-sufficient and productive lives in the community.
Building hope, transforming lives
Plymouth Housing Group (PHG) works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low-income people to improve their lives. Founded in 1980, PHG has grown to be one of the largest providers of very low-income housing in downtown Seattle. With nearly 1,000 apartment units and 17 retail tenants in 11 buildings, PHG's comprehensive approach to providing affordable housing and supportive services has been overwhelmingly successful, earning our organization local and national recognition as a leader in the effort to end homelessness.
Because every child needs a home
Since 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County's only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-17. We believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community. After sixteen years of service, Cocoon House has grown into an all-encompassing, continuum of services that strengthens families while helping teens to reclaim their youth and discover their values, strengths and talents. This enables them to face the future with stability, dignity and purpose. Our services include emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and prevention.
Leading the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes.
The mission of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is to lead the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. We do this through advocacy, education, and organizing. Our vision is that all Washington residents have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes in thriving communities.
Feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless without discrimination during the day
Incorporated in February 1979, Bean's Café is a stand alone, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. We are a community based and supported program. Since 1979, we have maintained a center where the hungry and homeless are provided with hot nutritious meals, a warm and safe day shelter, information and referral assistance to health and human service programs. We target the poorest people in our community, the street people, the homeless, the chronically mentally ill, and the needy elderly. We also serve families in temporary crisis, the seasonally unemployed, and assist various local agencies in the feeding of children. Bean's Cafe exists to provide the most basic of human needs without discrimination or cost to anyone requesting assistance.
Providing food and shelter to the homeless in Eugene and Lane County.
The Eugene Mission provides emergency housing for men, women, and children as well as extensive Christ centered case management. Three meals are provided, Monday through Saturday, two meals on Sunday. Provisions include beds, clothing, showers, haircuts and day services. After three nights, work is required to stay overnight. $2 may be given in place of the work. There are three shelters on the same site: one each for men, women and mothers and children. Chapel services are held each evening at 7 PM. In 2010, approximately 187,000 meals were served, and 102,000 nights of shelter were provided.
Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East has been providing homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years.
The Power of Giving
Oregon Energy fund, formerly HEAT Oregon, was founded in 1989 to help low income Oregonians become more energy self-reliant. HEAT Oregon gifts warmth and power to Oregonians facing hardships. Oregon Energy Fund's primary program objective is to prevent disconnection of utility service during inclement weather by providing bill payment assistance to low income households in emergency situations. Oregon Energy Fund partners with more than 30 local community and social service organizations throughout the state of Oregon to help deliver energy assistance to qualifying households. Donations made to Oregon Energy Fund from any county in Oregon provide energy assistance to neighbors within the same county from which they were donated; Oregon Energy Fund calls it Neighbor Helping Neighbor. Over the years, Oregon Energy Fund has helped to keep the heat and lights on for tens of thousands of low-income households.
Serving the least, the last and the lost
Since 1949, the Fresno Rescue Mission has been helping homeless and at-risk individuals with not only physical needs of food, clothing and shelter, but providing spiritual support that comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything we do is Christ-centered. We're more than a soup kitchen or flop house. The Fresno Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered organization open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. No fees are ever charged for services to the homeless. The Fresno Rescue Mission endeavors to glorify God by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the least, the last and the lost in our community.
Health Home Heart
West Valley Community Services (WVCS) is a community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for 40 years. Founded in 1973, WVCS provides a continuum of basic needs, family support services and housing services including: information and referrals, food, transitional housing, affordable housing, financial assistance, and case management services. WVCS serves over 6,000 individuals and families annually in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and the unincorporated mountain regions.
Giving a hand up, not a hand out
Founded in 1980, Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers an innovative solution to the crisis of poverty housing by giving a hand up, not a hand out. Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. We accomplish our mission by building and rehabilitating homes in partnership with the community and with low-income families. We value inclusiveness and win/win partnerships, respect for the dignity of each person, and a commitment to deliver a strong return on the community's investment in our work.Our Mission:Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Ready for work and life
New Door Ventures helps at-risk youth get ready for work and life. Through real opportunities to work and learn, we provide assistance to young people ages 16-21 who need support in making the increasingly difficult transition to adulthood. We provide youth with the meaningful jobs and training that they need to succeed in the workplace, and the personal support they need for the rest of life. We offer a comprehensive approach to helping youth succeed through: jobs, job readiness, supportive community.
Rebuilding shattered lives
Since 1984, Shepherd's Gate has provided Christ-centered services and housing to over 11,000 battered and homeless women and children. Our mission at Shepherd's Gate is to meet the practical, spiritual, and emotional needs of battered and homeless women and children through the love of Jesus Christ, equipping them to lead a life of faith, hope, and love and to reach out to others in His name. We provide a safe haven for women and their children who are homeless because of abusive relationships, addictions, loss of financial support and other factors. We operate two campuses in the United States - one in Livermore, California, and one in Brentwood, California - as well as a thrift store in Livermore, California.
The family shelter
The Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) is an organization comprised of over 30 churches and community members in the Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and San Leandro, California area that reaches out to serve homeless families with food, shelter, clothing, counseling and links to community resources. The 24-bed shelter, Marquis House, is open all day, every day, and houses approximately 100 families with children each year (about 120 adults and over 200 children). The four-unit Transitional Housing project provides low-cost rental housing with supportive services. FESCO offers a full range of basic and support services to help families get off the streets, off welfare, and on their feet. FESCO also operates a multi-unit community living center called Banyan House.
Rehabilitating homes and community facilities
Founded in 1989, Rebuilding Together Peninsula's (RTP) mission is to build volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners and neighbors - seniors, disabled, or families - so they can live independently in warmth and safety. Of the over one million residents that RTP serves in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties, over 94,000 are low-income homeowners with an average annual income of $12,000. RTP is neighbor helping neighbor - people helping people - one community at a time.
Housing, services, and community for LGBT seniors
Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs. As a result, we have reduced isolation and empowered LGBT seniors to improve their overall health, well-being and economic security. Openhouse recognizes and affirms that LGBT older adults live at intersections of race, ethnicity, class, culture, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, spirituality and ability. Openhouse is committed to creating a safe environment to encourage and support participants to share our diverse perspectives and identities to foster dynamic community engagement.
Refuge. Recovery. Restoration
Since 1948 the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety for thousands of poor and homeless men, women, boys and girls. The Mission's staff is committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of every man, woman, boy and girl who comes to the Mission for help. Five meals are served every day of the year. The Mission shelters approximately 2,000 men, women, boys, and girls each year. Besides providing clothing for the men, women, and children who are sheltering with us, the Mission's Community Distribution Center is open for distribution of clothing and small household items to needy families. There are also various medical programs available at the Mission.
Help and hope for the homeless in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County
Redwood Gospel Mission serves Sonoma County and the Santa Rosa metropolitan area. The Mission has been offering help and hope for the homeless, hungry, and those caught in addictions since 1963. More than just a soup kitchen, we are located on four sites in Santa Rosa, which encompass a men's mission and homeless Shelter, a women's mission, a women's homeless shelter, and our administrative offices, the Ministry Support Center. In addition, we have a thrift store, open six days a week. We are a proud member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.
Extending God's love to the homeless, abused, addicted and poor
The oldest program of its kind in San Diego, the San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors in 1955. Since then, the San Diego Rescue Mission has grown to help thousands of men, women and children get back on their feet. Through valuable programs like one to one counseling, drug recovery and relapse prevention, and continuing education, the San Diego Rescue Mission reaches out to hurting people with real solutions. We provide hope to the helpless by forging the best clinical practices with the transforming love of Jesus Christ to yield powerful life-changing results. Our programs and services include a 12-month holistic rehabilitation program for men, women and their children, and Nueva Vida Haven, an emergency shelter for women and their children.
The largest provider of comprehensive homeless and addiction recovery services in the Bakersfield area.
The Mission at Kern County is one of the largest Missions of its kind in the United States. The Mission was founded in 1952 by a group of men who wanted to help change the lives of homeless and hurting families in Bakersfield. During the early years, staff and volunteers offered food, clothing and ministry support to anyone who needed it. Today, The Mission continues that work, expanding its efforts to feed both the body and the soul, helping individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve life success!
Serving the least, the last and the lost of Orange County
The Orange County Rescue Mission's goal is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the least, the last, and the lost of our community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. The Mission was formed as a faith based organization in 1963. Since that time the Mission has shared hope through Jesus Christ to those without hope in Orange County. Our programs are designed to give comprehensive services that move homeless men, women and children to self-sufficiency.
Helping make Long Beach a better place for all
Since 1972, the Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children. The mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate people of the community. The Long Beach Rescue Mission stands dedicated to helping individuals overcome the homeless cycle. We achieve long term goals and make a world of difference in today's society. The Long Beach Rescue Mission is comprised of two facilities. The Samaritan House serves as a home for men while Lydia House offers a safe haven for women and their children.
The Crossroads of Hope
The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. We see each individual as a spiritual person of worth and dignity and worthy of assistance in their journey. Our vision is to see individuals and families set free from addictions and homelessness, transformed by God to become physically and spiritually healthy; educationally equipped to participate in society and sustain housing; and encouraged to create relationships of love and service to others. We seek to help those who have been abused and neglected to find a better life. We seek to help those who have become addicted to understand their addictions, to expect physical healing and to live in ways that are healthy to soul, mind and body.
Shelter Partnership, a catalyst for change
Shelter Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit organization collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County through policy analysis, program design, resource development, and advocacy in support of agencies and local governments that serve the homeless. Since its founding in 1985, Shelter Partnership has been a leader in the fight against homelessness in Los Angeles County. Since its founding, Shelter Partnership has continued to provide a variety of support to hundreds of agencies, free of charge. Shelter Partnership also serves as a resource to public agencies, the business community, local and national media, and community members involved in the issues of homelessness and the creation of permanent, affordable housing.
A place to be safe, a place to belong
My Friend's Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. In 1990, the doors of a facility called My Friend's Place were opened, providing sack lunches to the homeless youth of Hollywood, social services and creative opportunities. Today, My Friend's Place is the most frequently visited drop-in Resource Center for homeless youth in Southern California serving 1,000 youth ages 12 and over and their children, each year. In addition, we offer a free comprehensive continuum of care that combines emergency necessities with therapeutic, health and education services through three program areas: safe have program, transformative education program, and a health and wellbeing program.
Rebuilding Broken Lives
The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission (SBRM) is a ministry of Christian people bringing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual resources to men, women and children in need, particularly those struggling with addictions. Since our founding in 1965, we have grown into an organization that provides immediate help--in the form of food and shelter 365 nights a year to those with no place else to go. SBRM provides lasting hope in our 12-month residential recovery program for men and women desiring to break free from cycles of addiction, poverty, homelessness and crime. This care is given by an exceptional staff, most of whom have been there and bear witness to the fact that God's love can rebuild lives and transform even the most desperate circumstances.
Providing respite for those who are unsheltered and solutions that transform lives
The Institute for Human Services (IHS), founded in 1978, provides respite for those who are unsheltered and solutions that transform the lives of homeless and at-risk people. IHS remains the only 24-hour walk-in, emergency shelter on Oahu and continues to provide a full range of services to men, women and families with children who are homeless and in danger of becoming homeless. In FY2008, IHS provided services to over 2,800 individuals in our community. Our two emergency shelters, one for single women and families with children, and the other for single men provided 113,230 bed nights to a total of 1,538 unique individuals and served 255,703 meals to shelter guests and other individuals in need. Our Housing Placement Program served 761 unduplicated persons in 172 families.