BOUNTIFUL HARVEST MINISTRIES INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   28 reviews

Issues:

Location: PO Box 285 Alexandria IN 46001 USA

Mission: Bountiful Harvest Ministries extends the compassion, provision, and healing of Christ to those seeking help, emotional stability, and a new direction.
Results: Former residents are living independently. Residents have earned GED's, CNA's and taken college classes. They have secured employment. They have birthed and nurtured babies during the first year of life, They have learned life skills, and emotional management and parenting skills. Their lives have stabilized and children are kept on a regular schedule. Several have rededicated their lives to Christ.
Target demographics: Homeless women and children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 12 families who called Beauty for Ashes their home in 2013
Geographic areas served: Central Indiana
Programs: a Christian-based transitional home in a small community
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Bountiful Harvest Ministries"s Beauty for Ashes Transitional Home provide a safe place for Women and Children. It provides them the tools necessary to be able to move into society in a productive way. BfA is providing a long term solution for homeless women.

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

want BHM to be have a sustainable source of funds.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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9 people found this review helpful

Bountiful Harvest - Beauty for Ashes Transitional home - Alexandria. It is amazing what 2 ladies, Jan Busby and Sharon Renfro, can accomplish. Each resident has an individual plan based on their needs and preferences. Residents are supported not only with food and shelter, but with love, encouragement, spirituality and friendship. All monies go to support of the transitional home and residents. No salaries are paid to anyone and much of the work needed is through volunteers. (Entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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

the residents. GEDs are accomplished, special training such as CNA is completed, people are educated and become employed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm and generous. They show great passion.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

decrease homelessness not only by providing shelter but through training of skills to become independent in today's world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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9 people found this review helpful

My dream as a 19 year old woman was to provide women and children in need with a transitional home to guide them through their spirtual journey with God. In 2004 my dream came true. As of five years we have offered stability and guidance for homeless women to become independent and to be able to have a stable life for their family. It has been so rewarding to me. As a Christian Program we see the growth and success as the women that pass through our spiritual program suceed in life on their own.

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

Spiritual growth Education Greater outlook on life Personal challenges Mentoring

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

Provide growth for emergency family shelter with the ability to maintain stable conditions for family through Christian mentoring.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Mentoring the women and children that pass through the program. Witnessing the new born children. The trust element that our program provides individuals( the ability to accept and forgive mistakes in life).

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, motivated, and sincerly true to their values and God.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide this program in multiple geographical locations. God's blessings of ten million dollars would allow us to expand His work and his blessings to other families in need.

Ways to make it better...

The organization had more staff and board members. More funding. Access to public transportation.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding. Transportation. Volunteers. Larger facility.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The volunteers, staff, and board members are committed to their work of this ministry beyond my expectations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I am a very educated and hard working person that once had it all. "Had it all," that is a phrase that I have come to re-evaluate in my journey thru life. I had all of the material things I could ever want or need. However, I had lost my relationship and guidance from my almighty Savior. Since coming to BFA I have learned that what I was trying to give my family was not what they needed. They needed me. The me that put the Lord first in my life. BFA has taught me the skills I need to go on with my life. The importance of putting the Lord first, dealing with the depression and anxiety and having the faith to move on. The support and support and spiritual guidance that I receive her has changed my life. I thank the Lord, and of course, Jan and Sharon, who work tirelessly to put women's lives back together so that they may have the emotional balance and skills to walk thru life. I am always amazed and thankful for those that have the heart and compassion to donate their time and supplies needed to continue this blessed establishment.

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

give more access to transportaion and make people aware of Beauty For Ashes.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my growth in spirituality, the friends that I have made, and personal growth.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working, giving, and have a good christian outlook on life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fulfill the need of many women in children in the state of Indiana.

Ways to make it better...

we had more funding.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and board members.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am always amazed at the way people volunteer their time and energy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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