Mission: People of faith responding to needs by serving, teaching, building community and preserving the dignity of individual and families in southeast texas.
Programs: Disaster response offers supportive case management and financial assistance to those in distress due to personal tragedies, as well as natural or man-made disasters. The program also coordinates emergency relief in cases of disaster and provides preparedness training to equip volunteers with skills needed to mobilize for future regional disasters.
immigration services provides legal services according to a sliding fee scale to help immigrants access affordable legal advocacy that can provide them the legal protections afforded them under the law.
hospitality center is a food service site in port arthur, texas, continuously serving a hearty midday meal every day of the year to the homeless, unemployed, elderly, disabled or others who may lack access to sufficient food.
all other program services descriptions: asset building case management unites financial education with long-term case management, helping low-to-moderate income families repair their credit and commit to increasing their savings. Clients identify appropriate financial goals and receive case management support to make progress towards home ownership or continued education opportunities. Parish social ministry lends support and training resources to local church leaders and members attempting to organize local social justice ministries and community services. Elijah's place gives peer and audit support to children ages 5 to 18 who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling or who have been affected by separation or divorce. Counseling services offers individual, couple, family and grief counseling according to a sliding fee scale, making the service more affordable to those with limited capacity to pay for professional mental health support.
My three daughters and I attend Elijah's Place. My husband, their father died almost two years ago and we have been going since that time. We have benefited greatly from the services. The facilitators are excellent and so caring. Elijah's Place is a place where we can go and be with other parents and children who have experienced the same loss that we have. The parent group is a strong, supportive community.
As a sidenote, I was on the original advisory council with Dean Terrebone that started EP. Now my daughters and I benefit from the service