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Wingard Home Ministry

Rating: 4.62 stars   34 reviews 1,425

Address:

1279 N. West St. Jackson MS 39202 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through actions and involvement in the lives of folks who are homeless, battered, displaced, abandoned, run-a-way, or throw-a-way. Our services include housing, food, re-education on budgeting and job ethics, counseling, clothing, personal care items, & group Christian meetings four times a week. Their stay at our campus is determined by their rate of "growth" and desire to change for the better. They must be willing to find and secure full-time employment and follow rules.

Target demographics:

homeless families, battered women, run-a-ways, and parents (with children) who need to get back on their feet. Our average population is 42 folks (usually a quarter of those are children). We house, feed, clothe, and counsel the folks who live at the home

Direct beneficiaries per year:

literally hundreds of homeless folks and families to get back on their feet.

Geographic areas served:

the State of Mississippi, but take referrals from anywhere on the planet

Programs:

these to most effectively assist every one god sends to our door.

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601-355-9589
http://wingardhome.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

6 people found this review helpful

I want to say thank you to the ministry known as The Wingard Home. Four weeks ago, my daughter and I came upon a young mother and her two baby girls, who were in a desperate situation. They were homeless, hungry and tired. All they had were the clothes they were wearing and an empty diaper bag. Their needs were met that night and 2 days later my daughter was told about the Wingard Home and took the young family to talk with Mrs. Wingard. Mrs. Wingard immediately accepted the family and gave them a home. I visited the home later that week and saw smiles on the babies faces and hope in Kayla's eyes. What a ministry this family has! God is using them to provide for His children in need. I must also say thank you to the MISS 103 radio listeners who responded in such a heartwarming way. GOD'S HANDS WERE ALL OVER THIS SITUATION. Thank you, Lord, for your blessings on me......."For I was hungry, and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you took me in, I was naked and you clothed me........when you've done it to the least of my children, you have done it for Me". Matthew 25:35-40

 
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The Wingard Home in Jackson MS is a great opportunity for the homeless and those who have hit rock bottom. They are loved emotionally and physically feed spiritually and physically and are taken in as family to help with kids clothing needs medical needs and most importantly start over or rebuild. I proudly support the Wingard Home due to the fact they receive no assistance as a ministry from the state or goverment!!! Charolotte and Roy want to make sure that those that are working get what assistance or any they can!!!

 
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I just recently discovered their Facebook page and have communicated with Ms. Wingard about donating some furniture and miscellaneous items they need. Their organization is exactly what Jackson needs-- they serve one of the, if not the, most vulnerable groups-- the homeless. I was so touched by them recently taking in a precious teenage mother who was expecting her second child. They truly seem to invest in "their people" and set them up for future success. We all obviously can't house the homeless but we all can certainly do our part to support ministries like this one that not only share the gospel but also meet people exactly where they are.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Living at Wingard Home changed my life. I learned to be responsible and accountable. It was there that I was able to rebuild my life and began to seek God's will for my life. I can't say enough good about this wonderful ministry. I'll always be grateful for Charlotte and Roy Wingard and their family.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have lived at Wingard Home for 8 months and this has been the most rewarding and wonderful experience of my life. I was helpless, hopeless and homeless and the Wingard family invited me to live in their home and become part of their family. I had no hope and I did not know where to turn. I have learned how to be responsible and trustworthy. I have a wonderful relationship with Jesus and I am not the person who arrived here last year. I have a fantastic job and I have been so blessed. There are rules and they are not difficult to follow. It is all about trusting God and learning to seek His will for our lives. It is beyond me how anyone could say anything negative about this Ministry or the Wingard Family. Anyone who comes here is treated with respect and kindness. They provide spiritual guidance, a warm, clean, comfortable place to live, excellent food. Many people are so abundantly blessed by coming here. The ones that I have seen be ask to leave are people who are not willing to follow a few simple rules. If you are serious about getting on your feet this is an awesome opportunity. Anyone who gives a negative review for the Wingard Home needs to search their hearts and be honest with themselves and try to change the negative and lazy habits that prevent them from following rules and better themselves. I thank God daily for Wingard Home. My family is grateful for the change in me and my life. God has restored broken relationships in my life since I have been here. Charlotte has always been open and honest with me and has always encouraged me to reach for goals that I felt were not obtainable for me. I have a deep personal relationship with Jesus and I have a purpose and hope. I know that God loves me and is working in me and my life. I am a completely different person today....Praise God!! Thank you Charlotte, Roy and the entire Wingard family. You all do an awesome work for God and your love shows in all that you do. You all have taught me so much and I appreciate being given a new life throught Jesus Christ.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Spiritual. physical, emotional and mental healing. Through this Ministriy my life has completely changed. I have obtained a wonderful job, completed a tax course, I am a productive and positive person today. I have learned to seek God's will for my life. I am a member of an awesome chruch and I am active in jail ministry. I Praise God for the encouragment and guidance I have received at Wingard Home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to Praise and Thank God for this awesome ministriy!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

God!!

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Everythig in my life has changed by living here. I have learned so much and I have been so blessed by this wonderful family and the Wingard Home. God, through this awesome family has, changed me and my life. God is the head of my life now and what an life-changing gift I have been blessed with. Thank you Wingard Family!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have visited the Wingard Ministry. There have been many success stories people that have come to need the help of the Ministry. The love that is shown to anyone of life, home and God is extraordinary. I have tried to donate when I can but there is always a need for help.

 
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my name is lindsey mike . i came to the wingard home from prison with the clothes on BACK NO SHOES NO MONEY NO NOTHING . I ENDED UP GETTING A JOB WHICH IM STILL AT 3 YEARS LATER , GETTING MARRIED TO LOUIS MIKE HAVING A BABY GETTING MY OWN HOUSE AND I COULD NOT HAVE DONE Any of this without the skills I LEARNED YOU PAY NOTHING TO LIVE THERE YOU EAT SLEEP AND GET CLOTHED FOR FREE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WORK AND DO A CHOIR NOT HARD THEY ARE THE KINDEST MOST LOVING TWO PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET MRS CHARLOTTE AND MR ROY WINGARD OPEN THERE HOME TO PEOPLE THEY DONT EVEN KNOW AND GIVE THEM AN OPPERTUNITY TO SERVE GOD KNOW GOD AND FEEL MOST OF ALL LIKE FAMILY. I MISS THEM EACH AND EVERDAY I JUST WEANT TO THANK THEM FOR SERVING GOD AND BEING THERE FOR ME AND SO MANY MORE LOVE YOU BOTH

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I came to the Wingard Home last January, straight from the hospital. I was welcomed with open arms and provided with everything I needed and then some!! Charlotte Wingard literally changed the way I looked at life, as I knew it. She spent a great deal of time answering questions I had about God and spirituality itself. I know God put me in that HOLY place at the precise time He wanted me there. Little did I know that not only would my relationship with the Lord become stronger than it has ever been, but I was also blessed to meet the man I'm spending the rest of my life with...a Godly man, who's continued to teach me the Bible and to love me unconditionally. Mrs Charlotte Wingard is a special kind of Godly warrior and I'm so grateful and thankful for her and her family. Today, I'm a hard working and proud Christian, productive member of society. Adam and I have been in our own place for over a year now!! All GLORY goes to God first!! However, without the help of the Wingard Home, I'd probably still be homeless and searching for someone to believe in!! God bless this sweet family today and always...Pamela M. Ruffin

 
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I thank God everyday for sending me to the Wingard Home. It was his plan for me to come here and be a part of the ministry. Being here I have learned alot and this is my home and family. They do so much for the people that come in and bless us in many ways. This is Jesus's ministry and He has full control of everyone He brings here and everything that goes on here. I am so blessed, grateful and thankful. The wonderful work and giving that goes on here each day is so amazing. Thank you Wingards and thank you Jesus!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

My 5 kids and I moved here to get better opportunities cause we lived in the Delta.I just got my section 8 voucher and found a place to live now I feel even worst cause we have no furniture if anyone you know of trying to get rid of anything please let us know we will gladly appreciate it

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been at this ministry for almost 2 years I came from prison with nothing but the clothes on my back I now have a husband, a job, vehicle and a baby on the way I am so grateful for this ministry without them I don't know where I would be they ask nothing of you accept get a job and get on your feet thank you Mrs Charlotte and Mr Roy for all you do and thank God for putting you in my path

 
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