Directory of Hope Awards Finalists

Hope Awards

WORLD has reported on Christian poverty-fighting groups given a repository began in 1986, though a coverage augmenting when a effective caring transformation began in 1995 and augmenting once some-more in 2006 when we began presenting a Hope Awards for Effective Compassion. Our idea is to honour a few of a self-sacrificing Christian helpers in neighborhoods around a United States and to form groups that have built replicable programs—we wish others will go and do likewise.

If you’re looking for ways to adore your neighbor, we offer subsequent a office of all a Hope Awards finalists since 2006. We’ve placed any classification in a difficulty that shows a vital focus:

A: Addiction
B: Babies
C: Community
D: Disabilities
E: Education
F: Family
G: Gardening
H: Homelessness
I: Immigration
J: Jobs
L: Law
M: Medical
P: Prison
R: Repairs
S: Sex
T: Transportation
Y: Youth

After a organization’s name, we also enclosed letters for a other categories in that a organisation also serves. Overlaps go with a territory: a rescue goal competence assistance homeless organisation and women to kick addictions, reunite with their families, or achieve stay and employment.

We have 4 opposite letters after “What it takes”:

L: License
S: Specific ability (such as automobile repair)
E: Experience (such as that a mom gains)
N: Neighborliness (a facile enterprise to deposit time in assisting others)

We afterwards list beliefs embodied in a module (see “Defining principles” during a finish of this office for an reason of these principles):

A: Affiliation
B: Bonding
C: Categorization
D: Discernment
E: Employment

We also offer a state-by-state inventory during a end.


Addiction

Bay Area Rescue Mission
A, H, J, Y
Where it is: California
What it offers: Emergency shelter, long-term discipleship, pursuit and mechanism training, credentials by internal schools, culinary humanities program, financial and devout counseling, transitionary housing, girl outreach, mobile overdo program
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: D, E
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CityTeam Ministries
A, B, H, J, M
Where it is: Pennsylvania
What it offers: Addiction recovery, Bible studies, child care, food boxes, healthcare, pursuit training
What it takes: L, E, N
Principles embodied: C, D
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Organization’s website

Fresno Rescue Mission
A, F, H
Where it is: California
What it offers: Addiction counseling, ability training, puncture housing, parenting conversing and classes, prohibited meals, haircuts, credentials training, career mentoring
What it takes: L, S, E, N
Principles embodied: C, E
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Organization’s website

Guiding Light Mission
A, H, J
Where it is: Michigan
What it offers: Chemical detox program, biblical teaching, career conversing and back-to-work program, GED education
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: B, C, E
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Lighthouse Ministries
A, E, H, J, N
Where it is: Florida
What it offers: Addiction counseling, burden programs, shelter, preschool and adult education, box management, pursuit training in preservation stores, devout counseling
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, C, E
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Organization’s website

New Life Home
A, F, H, E
Where it is: New Hampshire
What it offers:
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, C, D
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Panama City Rescue Mission
A, H, F, J
Where it is: Florida
What it offers: Shelter, anti-addiction discipleship, life-skills programs, clothing, transitory housing, workforce preparation, jobs
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: C, E
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Organization’s website

Promise of Hope
A, F
Where it is: Georgia
What it offers: Recovery from obsession during a farming refuge, work, family counseling
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Redwood Gospel Mission
A, H, J
Where it is: California
What it offers: Emergency shelter, anti-addiction help, shelter, work in a goal preservation store
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: C, D, E
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Organization’s website

Restoration Ministry’s Harvey and Tabitha Houses
A, H, J, L, Y
Where it is: Illinois
What it offers: Anti-addiction and devout training programs, shelter, pursuit opportunities, authorised representation, girl programs, art education, fighting club
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, C, D
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Organization’s website

Solus Christus
A, G
Where it is: North Carolina
What it offers: Pre-rehab home, devout counsel, plantation work, life-skills training
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Union Mission Ministry’s New Life Center
A, D, H, M, Y
Where it is: Virginia
What it offers: Rehab from addictions, life-skills training for women, a encourage home and girl stay for kids, medical caring and reserve for a homeless, programs for a aged and disabled
What it takes: L, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Babies (unborn)

Alpha Pregnancy Help Center
B, F, M, S
Where it is: California
What it offers: Free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, counseling, parenting and sex-education classes
What it takes: L, E
Principles embodied: A
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Hope Pregnancy Ministries
B, F, M, S, Y
Where it is: Montana
What it offers: 
What it takes: L, S, E
Principles embodied: A, B, D
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Organization’s website

Heartbeat of Miami
B, F, M
Where it is: Florida
What it offers: Free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, pregnancy care, counseling, adoption and parenting support
What it takes: L, E
Principles embodied: A
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Organization’s website

Community

Active Compassion Through Service (ACTS)
C, H
Where it is: Pennsylvania
What it offers: Prison, nursing home, and AIDS hospice services; dishes and classes for a homeless; a springboard to other ministries
What it takes: L, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Challenge House
C
Where it is: Kentucky
What it offers: Homes for Christian families in inner-city neighborhoods
What it takes: N
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

Emmanuel Gospel Center
C
Where it is: Massachusetts
What it offers: Research services to guard civic expansion for internal church ministries
What it takes: S
Principles embodied: A
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Organization’s website

Hope International
C, Y
Where it is: Haiti
What it offers: Biblically formed financial training and coaching, assets programs, girl programs, microloan network
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: A, D, E
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Organization’s website

Lighthouse Community Center
C, E, F, G, I, Y
Where it is: California
What it offers: Leadership training, girl groups, village garden, tutoring, credentials education, citizenship classes
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A
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Organization’s website

Samaritan Strategy Africa
C
Where it is: West Africa
What it offers: Economic expansion by Christian-based worldview and financial clubs, entrepreneurship “seed” projects, devout mentorship, inter-ministry church networks
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: A, E
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Organization’s website

Seeds of Hope
A, C, H, S
Where it is: New Jersey
What it offers: Street outreach, Bible studies, and mentorship programs designed to assistance addicts, a homeless, ex-prisoners, and prostitutes
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

South Side Mission
C, H, J, M, Y
Where it is: Illinois
What it offers: An adopt-the-block program, cooking school, comparison citizen clinic, soup kitchen, shelter, girl groups
What it takes: L, S, N
Principles embodied: A
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Organization’s website

The Shepherd Community Center
C, E, G, M, Y
Where it is: Indiana
What it offers: Youth ministries, Christian school, village garden, food pantry, adult counseling, health clinic
What it takes: L, E, N
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

St. Francis Center
C, E, G, H, I, Y
Where it is: California
What it offers: K-5 private propagandize with classes for parents, prep for citizenship, village garden, puncture aid, girl programs, affordable housing
What it takes: L, S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, C
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Organization’s website

Disabilities

Christ for People with Developmental Disabilities
D
Where it is: Minnesota
What it offers: Bi-weekly services, specialized overdo program
What it takes: L, N
Principles embodied: B
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Organization’s website

Galilean Home Ministries (formerly Galilean Children’s Home)
B, D, E, P, Y
Where it is: Kentucky
What it offers: Home and Christian propagandize for orphaned children, babies of detained mothers, and a disabled
What it takes: L, E
Principles embodied: B
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Organization’s website

Guardian Angel Homes Faith-in-Action
D
Where it is: Michigan
What it offers: Pairs adult people from a village with infirm residents and encourages some residents to find autonomy by apartment-living options
What it takes: L, E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, D
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Organization’s websiteHappy Hands Education Center
D, E
Where it is: Oklahoma
What it offers: Education for deaf children, after-school programs
What it takes: L, S
Principles embodied: B
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Organization’s website

New Day Foster Home
B, C, D, M, R
Where it is: China
What it offers: Home and encourage relatives for infirm children, vicious medicine payments, medical care, employment, English and mechanism ability courses, home repair, divert regulation for orphanages, homeschool co-op
What it takes: L, S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, E
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Organization’s website

Shepherds Ministries
D, E, J
Where it is: Wisconsin
What it offers: Preparation for internship and career by a college education, jobs, a home for some-more exceedingly infirm individuals
What it takes: L, S, E
Principles embodied: E
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Organization’s website

Education

Church Hill Activities Tutoring (CHAT)
E, P, Y
Where it is: Virginia
What it offers: Preschool and after-school programs, Christian academy, credentials for prisoners
What it takes: L, E
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Delta Streets Academy
E, Y
Where it is: Mississippi 
What it offers: 
What it takes: L, S, N
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Hope Academy
E, Y
Where it is: Minnesota
What it offers: Affordable exemplary Christian propagandize credentials for inner-city children
What it takes: L, E
Principles embodied: A, D
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Organization’s website

The Oaks Academy
E, Y
Where it is: Indiana
What it offers: Affordable exemplary Christian facile and core propagandize credentials in a center city Indianapolis, humanities opportunities, competition teams, summer camp, and after-school programs
What it takes: L, S, E
Principles embodied: A, B, D
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Organization’s website

Shivani Medes School
E, Y
Where it is: Iraq
What it offers: Classical Christian education, a village salvation for Yazidi refugees journey from ISIS
What it takes: L, S
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

Family

Beacon Hill
F
Where it is: Alaska
What it offers: Foster and adoptive caring network and family reunification center
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: A, B, C
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Organization’s website

Neighborhood Christian Center
C, F, Y
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: Parenting education, matrimony programs, puncture aid, pursuit training, Bible studies, camps, after-school groups
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, D
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Organization’s website

My Safe Harbor
F
Where it is: California
What it offers: Help for singular mothers, monthly brotherhood meetings, life-skills mentoring, family expansion classes
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

Snappin’
D, F
Where it is: Wisconsin
What it offers: Support for families of infirm children around prayer, babysitting, fellowship, and financial aid
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

Gardening

Friends Ministry
C, G
Where it is: Michigan
What it offers: Work in village garden in sell for financial aid, a comparison citizen food pantry
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: E
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Organization’s website

Homelessness

Bowery Mission’s Women’s Center
A, H, J
Where it is: New York
What it offers: Long-term shelter, career expansion program, devout guidance, art classes
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: B, C, E
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Organization’s website

Crossroads Center Rescue Mission
H, J
Where it is: Nebraska
What it offers: Shelter, practice and financial programs, life-skills courses, practice opportunities
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: C, E
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Organization’s website

Hope Christian Center
A, H, J
Where it is: New York
What it offers: Shelter, liberation program, proffer experience, employment, Bible classes
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: B, C, E
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Organization’s website

Interfaith Housing Coalition
G, H, J, Y
Where it is: Texas
What it offers: Affordable furnished apartments, career development, village garden, financial coaching, children’s programs
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, D, E
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Organization’s website

Joshua Station
F, H, L, Y
Where it is: Colorado
What it offers: Affordable refurbished motel rooms, village use opportunities, authorised help, financial coaching, family counseling
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, C, D
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Grace Centers of Hope
A, H, J, Y
Where it is: Michigan
What it offers: Christ-centered rehab, transitory home, shelter, affordable apartments, child care, GED and mechanism credentials program, career expansion guidance, summer camp
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, C, E
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Organization’s website

Mission Solano
A, H, J
Where it is: California
What it offers: Shelter during internal churches, dishes and clothing, rehab program, veterans’ home, transitory programs, village overdo center, incoming culinary training institute
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, D
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Organization’s website

Sunshine Ministries
A, E, H, Y
Where it is: Missouri
What it offers: Emergency shelter, soup kitchen, food pantry, liberation program, Bible studies, career expansion services, life-skills and mechanism classes, preschool, girl camps
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Orange County Rescue Mission’s The Village of Hope
A, G, H, M, Y
Where it is: California
What it offers: Affordable housing, meals, medical and dental care, daycare, vocational and GED courses, financial counseling, box management, therapy groups, ceremony services, after-school tutoring, hair salon, village garden, distraction fields
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Immigration

Crossroads Nogales Rescue Mission
A, I, P, Y
Where it is: Arizona
What it offers: Shelter, meals, wardrobe drive, chapel services, a liberation and trial program, summer camp, counseling
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: D
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Organization’s website

Exodus
I
Where it is: Illinois
What it offers: Network of Christian neighbors for refugees, acquire caring packages
What it takes: N
Principles embodied: A, B
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The Root Cellar
I, M, Y
Where it is: Maine
What it offers: Food distribution, ESL classes, pursuit training opportunities, microloans, medical and dental clinic, box management, girl activities, general teas and breakfasts, Bible study, wardrobe store, citizenship programs
What it takes: L, S, E, N
Principles embodied: B
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Organization’s website

Jobs

Advance Memphis
A, F, J, L
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: Vocational training, GED classes, authorised aid, obsession and annoy government help, family counseling, staffing program, financial guidance, particular expansion accounts, entrepreneurship course
What it takes: L, S, E
Principles embodied: A, C, E
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Organization’s website

Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee (formerly Christian Women’s Job Corp)
J
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: GED, literacy, computer, and Bible courses, pursuit mentoring, child care
Why it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Bud’s Warehouse
J
Where it is: Colorado
What it offers: Vocational training and jobs in home improvement/thrift store, lifestyle coaching, devout counsel
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Community Warehouse
C, J
Where it is: Wisconsin
What it offers: Jobs for a unemployed, vocational training, affordable building and chateau replacement materials
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: D, E
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Organization’s website

A Hand Up For Women (formerly Knox County Christian Women’s Job Corps)
J
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: Biblically formed lifestyle conversing and pursuit training
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Job for Life
J, P
Where it is: North Carolina
What it offers: Vocational training and mentorship by church, jail and addict reentry programs, YMCA-facilitated curriculum
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Victory Trade School
J
Where it is: Missouri
What it offers: Free training for epicurean culinary and liberality certificates, child care, GED courses, home appliances for graduates
What it takes: L, S, E
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

WorkFaith Connection
J
Where it is: Texas
What it offers: Christ-based vocational foot stay and career counseling
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Law

Administer Justice
I, L
Where it is: Illinois
What it offers: Bi-lingual pro-bono authorised services, low-income taxpayer clinic, financial and dispute fortitude counseling, request and encouragement, jumping-off indicate for village assistance and involvement
What it takes: L
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Advocates for Community Transformation
C, L
Where it is: Texas
What it offers: Busts drug houses in justice by proffer authorised assistance and village involvement
What it takes: L
Principles embodied: A
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Organization’s website

Medical

Christ Clinic
M
Where it is: Washington
What it offers: Affordable medical to a uninsured, psychiatric services, life-skills counseling, prayers and encouragement, network to other affordable and pro-bono medical resources
What it takes: L
Principles embodied: A, D
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Organization’s website

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
M
Where it is: Virginia
What it offers: Free health and dental caring for a uninsured, prayer, in-house pharmacy
What it takes: L
Principles embodied: D
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Organization’s website

Mercy Health Clinic
M
Where it is: Georgia
What it offers: Free medical and dental caring to a bad and uninsured, in-house pharmacy and pharmacy refill clinics
What it takes: L
Principles embodied: D
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Organization’s website

Prison

Forgiven Ministry
F, P
Where it is: North Carolina
What it offers: Programs for prisoners, including parent-child camps and family support groups, request and conversing center, children’s jail visitation room with ceremony program, reentry counseling, family support organisation for convicts, film events, Bible studies, terminally ill visitation program
What it takes: N
Principles embodied: A, D
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Organization’s website

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries
P
Where it is: North Carolina
What it offers: Bible studies, preaching visitation program, ceremony services, artistic humanities programs for inmates and children, credentials program, parenting and jail presence classes, in-house and reentry mentorship, jail method preparation for churches
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, D
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Organization’s website

New Horizons
F, P, J
Where it is: Colorado
What it offers: Short- and long-term encourage caring for children with jailed mothers, invalid reintegration facilities, parenting and Bible courses, jobs by preservation store
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, C, D, E
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Organization’s website

Rachel’s House
F, P
Where it is: Ohio
What it offers: Christian rehab core for womanlike ex-convicts, family visitation program, pursuit and life-skills guidance, village support group and mentorship
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, D
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Organization’s website

Straight Ahead
A, P, Y
Where it is: Massachusetts
What it offers: Youth reentry and obsession liberation program, in-prison Bible studies, life-skills and pursuit training, GED or college enrollment help, proffer programs, youthful method training, Christmas benefaction jail program
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, C, E
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Organization’s website

Repairs

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
H, R
Where it is: Michigan
What it offers: Affordable homes for a needy, home and area correct and rehabilitation
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: D
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Organization’s website

New Song Urban Ministries
E, J, M, R, Y
Where it is: Maryland
What it offers: Home-remodeling, pursuit training, healthcare, propagandize and preschool offshoots
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, D
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Organization’s website

Parker Street Ministries
C, R, Y
Where it is: Florida
What it offers: Home-revitalization and repairs, educational programs, girl camp, village events, area outreach
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: A
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Organization’s website

Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service
J, R
Where it is: United States
What it offers: Volunteer opportunities for retirees to correct and bedeck Christian nonprofit facilities
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: D, F, G
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Organization’s website

St. Roch Community Development Corporation
C, J, R
Where it is: Louisiana
What it offers: Home revitalization and repairs; financial, literary, and pursuit training classes; entrepreneurship aid
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: A, D
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Organization’s website

Sex

A Way Out
A, S
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: Prostitute, stripper, and addict liberation program; protected housing; pursuit training; clothing; financial and medical assistance; family and obsession counseling; Bible studies
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Treasures (formerly we Am a Treasure)
S
Where it is: California
What it offers: Community overdo to sex attention workers and intimately exploited children, mentoring and veteran counseling, caring packages, retreats and recreational events, training for other sex-trade ministries
What it takes: L, E, N
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

Transportation

Hands of a Carpenter
R, T
Where it is: Colorado
What it offers: Car repairs for widows and singular mothers, automobile upkeep credentials clinics
What it takes: S
Principles embodied: A, D
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Organization’s website

Maury United Ministries
T
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: Free rides, remade car donations for a needy, internal Christian method account pool
What it takes: S, N
Principles embodied: B
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Organization’s website

Youth

Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches
G, Y
Where it is: Arkansas
What it offers: Rural residential encourage module for abused and neglected children, plantation work, equestrian therapy program
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: B
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Organization’s website

Campus Clubs
Y
Where it is: Georgia
What it offers: Youth camps, career training, Bible study, after-school program, tutoring, training core with mechanism lab
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: B, D
WORLD’s profile
Organization’s website

Compassion International (Central America)
B, Y
Where it is: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala
What it offers: Child expansion programs; panoply making, mechanism training, and abuse invulnerability classes for children; parenting classes for adults; after-school tutoring; child sponsorship program
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, D
WORLD’s profile
Organization’s website

Fathers in a Field
Y
Where it is: Wyoming
What it offers: Foster-father mentorship module for fatherless boys by outside sports, church, and village service
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: B
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Organization’s website

Freedom for Youth
H, J, Y
Where it is: Iowa
What it offers: Biblically-based after-school and summer programs, career training and personal expansion courses, high propagandize tiny groups, caring and life-skills training, chateau module for homeless immature adults, practice during coffee emporium and construction sites
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Organization’s website

Hope House
E, D, Y
Where it is: Idaho
What it offers: Foster home for abandoned, abused, or infirm children, with Christian school, equine, outdoors, and sports programs
What it takes: L, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D
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Organization’s website

Hope Now for Youth
Y
Where it is: California
What it offers: Mentorship and practice module for at-risk girl and former squad members
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, C, E
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Organization’s website

A House on Beekman
C, Y
Where it is: New York
What it offers: Mentoring for parents, preschool and afterschool program, summer camp
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

Jubilee Leadership Academy
E, F, Y
Where it is: Washington
What it offers: Accredited boarding propagandize for at-risk boys, horsemanship and sports programs, counseling, vocational training, plantation work, and service-learning opportunities
What it takes: L, S, E
Principles embodied: A, B, E
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Organization’s website

K.I.D.S Christian Music Center
Y
Where it is: Alabama
What it offers: Affordable song and dance lessons, pianos for students in need, village choir, girl musicals, Bible classes, margin trips, summer camp, after-school tutors, motivational speakers
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: B, C
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Organization’s website

Long Island Youth Mentoring
F, Y
Where it is: New York
What it offers: Mentorship module for encourage children and singular mothers, credentials preparation by churches and open schools, training for other mentorship programs
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: A, B
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Organization’s website

Mind Body Awareness Project (formerly Vision Youthz)
P, Y
Where it is: California
What it offers: Center for girl on probation, awareness training for communities and propagandize groups, outside activities, yoga courses, groceries, job-hunting resources, goal-centered counseling, references to vocational schools and colleges
What it takes: E
Principles embodied: B, D
WORLD’s profile
Organization’s website

Navajo Ministries
Y, C, F, Y
Where it is: New Mexico
What it offers:
What it takes: E, N
Principles embodied: B, C, D
WORLD’s profile: https://world.wng.org/2017/06/a_place_for_kids
Organization’s website: navajoministries.org

Northern Youth Program
F, P, Y
Where it is: Canada
What it offers: Bible studies, girl camp, boys and girls clubs, counseling, jail visitation, parenting workshops, and aviation-based method to Inuit communities
What it takes: L, S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, D
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Neighborhood Christian Center’s TRUTH Seekers
Y
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: After-school Bible investigate module for children and youth, tutoring, financial literacy, multimedia and humanities training, summer camp, meals, scholarships
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B
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Rock Ministries
Y
Where it is: Pennsylvania
What it offers: Classes in fighting and jujitsu for civic youth; weightlifting gym, art and mechanism room for children
What it takes: S, E
Principles embodied: B
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Urban Promise
E, Y
Where it is: New Jersey
What it offers: Biblically-based summer camps for kids; Christian elementary, middle, and high schools; outside journey and vessel building programs; yoga classes and life center; excellent humanities courses; after-school enrichment; culinary courses; caring training for youth
What it takes: L, S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D
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Valley of Hope
Y, F, G, J
Where it is: Zambia
What it offers:
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: B, D, E
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Wears Valley Ranch
E, Y
Where it is: Tennessee
What it offers: Rural encourage home for at-risk and abused children, personalized homeschool opportunities, equine therapy, sports programs, counseling
What it takes: S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, C
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Youth Horizons
E, Y
Where it is: Kansas
What it offers: Mentorship module for at-risk youth, boys encourage ranch, credentials by open propagandize system, life- and job-skills training
What it takes: L, S, E, N
Principles embodied: A, B, D
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Defining principles

All of these programs start with a clever faith in God as a Bible reveals Him. The story of Christian misery fighting in America also shows faith on 5 simple beliefs built on biblical understandings of who we are.

1. Affiliation

A century ago, when people practical for element assistance, gift volunteers attempted initial to “restore family ties that have been sundered” and “reabsorb in amicable life those who for some reason have snapped a threads that firm them to other members of a community.” Instead of immediately gift help, charities asked, “Who is firm to assistance in this case?” Mary Richmond of a Baltimore Charity Organizing Society summed adult in 1897 a knowledge of a century: “Relief given though anxiety to friends and neighbors is accompanied by dignified loss. Poor neighborhoods are cursed to grow poorer whenever a healthy ties of neighborliness are enervated by well-meant though lesser interference.”

Today, before building a substructure devise or contributing to a private charity, we should ask: “Does it work by families, neighbors, and eremite or village organizations, or does it substitute them?” For example, studies uncover that many homeless alcoholics have families, though they do not wish to be with them. When homeless shelters yield food, clothing, and housing though seeking tough questions, aren’t they subsidizing disaffiliation and enabling addiction? Instead of giving assist directly to homeless men, since not work on reuniting them with brothers, sisters, parents, wives, or children?

We should ask, as well, either other programs assistance or hurt. It’s good to assistance an unwed teen mother, though many such assist now offers a imagination of independence. A improved devise is to reunite her whenever probable with those on whom she indeed depends, either she admits it or not: her relatives and a child’s father. It’s good to give Christmas presents to bad children, though when a sweet-minded “helper” shows adult with a glossy new glow lorry that outshines a used equipment a bad singular mom put together, a repairs is done. A improved devise is to aegis a beleaguered mom by enabling her to yield a improved present.

2. Bonding

When field for assistance a century ago were truly alone, volunteers worked one-on-one to become, in essence, new family members. Charity volunteers a century ago customarily were not reserved to large food-dispensing tasks though were given a slight though low shortcoming of creation a disproportion in one life over several years. Kindness and trust were both essential: The repository American Hebrew in 1898 told of how one male was sunk into dependency, though a proffer “with good calm assured him that he contingency acquire his living”; shortly he did and regained a honour of his family and community. Similarly, a lady had turn demoralized, though “for months she was worked with, now by kindness, again by discipline, until finally she began to uncover a enterprise to assistance herself.”

Today, when an unwed profound teen is dumped by her beloved and forlorn by indignant relatives who exclude to be reconciled, she needs a haven, a room in a home with a proffer family. When a singular mom during a finish of her wire can't take caring of a toddler, he should be placed fast for adoption where a new and permanent fastening can take place, rather than rotated by a period of encourage homes. Some unsuccessful programs spend a lot of income though are too miserly in what is truly important: treating people as tellurian beings done in God’s image, not as animals.

3. Categorization

Charities a century ago satisfied that dual persons in accurately a same element circumstances, though with opposite values, need opposite treatment: One competence advantage many from some element assistance and a pat on a back, a other competence need devout plea and a push. Those who were orphaned, elderly, or infirm perceived aid; jobless adults who were “able and peaceful to work” perceived assistance in anticipating a job; “those who cite to live on alms” and those of “confirmed intemperance” were not entitled to element assistance.

“Work tests” helped both in classification and in providing service with dignity. When an robust male came to a homeless shelter, he mostly was asked to clout timber for dual hours or to varnish a building; in that approach he could yield partial of his possess support and also assistance those incompetent to chop. A needy lady generally was given a chair in a “sewing room” (often nearby a child caring room) and asked to work on panoply that would be donated to a infirm bad or sent by a Red Cross to families pang from a effects of hurricanes or tornadoes. The work test, along with training good habits and gripping divided those who did not unequivocally need help, also enabled charities to learn a doctrine that those who were being helped could assistance others.

Today, don’t we need to stop articulate about “the poor” in condensation and start specifying once again between those who truly crave for assistance and those who usually wish an enabler? Programs have a possibility to attain usually when categories are determined and resolutely maintained. Work tests can help: Why shouldn’t some homeless organisation purify adult streets and parks and mislay graffiti? Now, as thousands of moment babies innate dependant to heroin and mostly forlorn by mothers who caring usually for a subsequent high, languish in hospitals underneath splendid lights and with roughly no tellurian contact, since shouldn’t homeless women (some are crazy or sick, though others are healthy and gentle) be reserved to reason a baby for an hour in sell for food and shelter?

4. Discernment

“Intelligent giving and intelligent self-denial are comparison loyal charity,” a New Orleans Charity Organization Society announced in 1899. “If splash has done a male poor, income will feed not him, though his drunkenness.” Poverty fighters a century ago lerned volunteers to leave behind a required opinion toward a poor, saying them by a gentle mist of their possess intentions. Barriers opposite rascal were critical not usually to forestall rubbish though to reserve spirit among those who were operative tough to sojourn independent: “Nothing is some-more demoralizing to a struggling bad than successes of a indolent.”

Bad gift also combined doubt among givers as to how their contributions would be used, and led to reduction giving over a prolonged term: It was critical to “reform those mild, well-meaning, tender-hearted, sweet-voiced criminals who insist on indulging in unenlightened charity.” Compassion was biggest when givers could “work with safety, confidence, and liberty.” Today, miss of understanding in assisting bad people is fast producing an anti-compassion backlash, as a better-off—unable to heed between a truly needy and a grubby-grabby—give to neither.

5. Employment

New York gift personality Josephine Lowell wrote that “the problem before those who would be charitable, is not how to understanding with a given series of a poor; it is how to assistance those who are poor, though adding to their numbers and constantly augmenting a evils they find to cure.” If people were paid for not working, a series of non-workers would increase, and children would grow adult though saying work as a healthy and essential partial of life. Individuals had to accept responsibility: Governmental programs handling though a fortify of a marketplace were inherently flawed, since their payout comes “from what is regarded as a many lavish source, and people who once accept it are expected to courtesy it as a right, as a permanent pension, implying no requirement on their part.”

Today, programs that highlight employment, infrequently in artistic ways, need new emphasis. For example, some-more of a robust competence accept not housing though a event to work for a home by “sweat equity” arrangements in that labor constitutes many of a down payment. Some who start in powerful programs of this arrange dump out with complaints that too many persperate is required—but one chairman who stayed in a module pronounced during a end, “We are poor, though we have something that is ours. When we use your possess blood, sweat, and tears, it’s partial of your soul. You mount and say, ‘I did it.’”

—from The Tragedy of American Compassion by Marvin Olasky


State-by-state listings

Alabama (1): K.I.D.S Christian Music Center (youth)

Alaska (1): Beacon Hill (family)

Arizona (1): Crossroads Nogales Rescue Mission (immigration)

Arkansas (1): Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches (youth)

California (12): Alpha Pregnancy Help Center (babies), Bay Area Rescue Mission (addiction), Fresno Rescue Mission (addiction), Hope Now for Youth (youth), Lighthouse Community Center (community), Mind Body Awareness Project (youth), Mission Solano (homelessness), My Safe Harbor (families), Orange County Rescue Mission’s The Village of Hope (homelessness), Redwood Gospel Mission (addiction), St. Francis Center (community), Treasures (sex)

Colorado (4): Bud’s Warehouse (jobs), Hands of a Carpenter (transportation), Joshua Station (homelessness), New Horizons (prison)

Florida (4): Heartbeat of Miami (babies), Lighthouse Ministries (addiction), Panama City Rescue Mission (addiction), Parker Street Ministries (repairs)

Georgia (3): Campus Clubs (youth), Mercy Health Clinic (medical), Promise of Hope (addiction)

Idaho (1): Hope House (youth)

Illinois (4): Administer Justice (legal), Exodus (immigration), Restoration Ministry’s Harvey and Tabitha Houses (addiction), South Side Mission (community)

Indiana (2): The Oaks Academy (education), The Shepherd Community Center (community)

Iowa (1): Freedom for Youth (youth)

Kansas (1): Youth Horizons (youth)

Kentucky (2): Challenge House (community), Galilean Home Ministries (disabilities)

Louisiana (1): St. Roch Community Development Corporation (repairs)

Maine (1): The Root Cellar (immigration)

Maryland (1): New Song Urban Ministries (repair)

Massachusetts (2): Emmanuel Gospel Center (community), Straight Ahead (prison)

Michigan (5): Friends Ministry (gardening), Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (repairs), Grace Centers of Hope (homelessness), Guardian Angel Homes Faith-in-Action (disabilities), Guiding Light Mission (addiction)

Minnesota (2): Christ for People with Developmental Disabilities (disabilities), Hope Academy (education)

Mississippi (1): Delta Streets Academy (education)

Missouri (2): Sunshine Ministries (homelessness), Victory Trade School (jobs)

Montana (1): Hope Pregnancy Ministries (babies)

Nebraska (1): Crossroads Center Rescue Mission (homelessness)

New Hampshire (1): New Life Home (addiction)

New Jersey (2): Seeds of Hope (community), Urban Promise (youth)

New Mexico (1): Navajo Ministries (youth)

New York (4): Bowery Mission’s Women’s Center (homelessness), Hope Christian Center (homelessness), A House on Beekman (youth), Long Island Youth Mentoring (youth)

North Carolina (4): Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries (prison), Forgiven Ministry (prison), Job for Life (jobs), Solus Christus (addiction)

Ohio (1): Rachel’s House (prison)

Oklahoma (1): Happy Hands Education Center (education)

Pennsylvania (3): Active Compassion Through Service (community), CityTeam Ministries (addiction), Rock Ministries (youth)

Tennessee (8): Advance Memphis (jobs), Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee (jobs), A Hand Up for Women (jobs), Maury United Ministries (transportation), Neighborhood Christian Center (families), Neighborhood Christian Center’s TRUTH Seekers (youth), A Way Out (sex), Wears Valley Ranch (youth)

Texas (3): Advocates for Community Transformation (legal), Interfaith Housing Coalition (homelessness), WorkFaith Connection (jobs)

Virginia (3): Church Hill Activities Tutoring (education), CrossOver Healthcare Ministry (medical), Union Mission Ministry’s New Life Center (addiction)

Washington (2): Christ Clinic (medical), Jubilee Leadership Academy (youth)

Wisconsin (3): Community Warehouse (jobs), Shepherd’s Ministries (disabilities), Snappin’ (families)

Wyoming (1): Fathers in a Field (youth)

United States (1): Roving volunteers in Christ’s Service (repairs)

International (7): Compassion International, Central America (youth); Hope International, Haiti (community); New Day Foster Home, China (disabilities); Northern Youth Program, Canada (youth); Samaritan Strategy Africa, West Africa (community); Shivani Medes School, Iraq (education); Valley of Hope, Zambia (youth)

directory compiled by Molly Hulsey and Charissa Crotts

Photo credit: iStock.com/2jenn​

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