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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Human Services

Mission: “We Touch the Lives of people in our Community by means of feeding the poor, clothing the needy, providing shelter to the homeless and giving counsel to the substance abuser.  We guide the lives of those that need direction in the time of adversity. “

Programs: In 2014 clara's faith house served 3,861 individuals from 1,013 households through our food pantry.

victory transitional housing provides temporary housing for the homeless. Victory transitional housing serviced 100 families in their shelter during the year. Many residents have received training and counseling guidance which has enabled them to live a successful life for the future.

noah's ark outreach serviced 429 persons from 136 households with free clothing, furniture and household items. It distributed items to the needy in rural areas of fauquier, culpeper, rappahanock and surrounding counties. Items were also distributed in maryland, washington dc, and virginia.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Community Touch is a non-profit Charitable organization designed to assist people who are down on their luck to be able to rejoin the community as productive citizens. They do that by offering free housing for a specific period of time, food and clothing at either free or reduced prices based upon their ability to pay. Counseling is also provided on financial management, to include budgeting and savings. Tutoring is also available for the children. To participate a person must be employed and have transportation to place of employment. A portion of that person’s salary is deposited into a savings account, to be returned to them when they leave as a deposit on a dwelling. Community touch also runs a thrift store, where people may purchase donated items at reduced prices. These monies help fund Community Touch in their charitable activities. Several times during the year, the thrift store, known as Noah’s Ark has special programs where people may come in and obtain school clothes for free for the children and a Coats for Kids project. What makes Community Touch unique and a very valuable asset to the community is that they not only feed with “fish” they also teach how to fish. Upon completing the program, families can return to the community as productive citizens and add to their community. Pastor and Felicia Champion are very properly named. In my eyes both of them are champions. They are taking Christian principals and putting them into action, and as we all know, actions speak much louder than words Stephen T. White

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Community Touch for close to a year. This organization has excelled in their endeavor to help anyone who is in need, be it, housing, food, financial aid, furniture, computers, appliances, etc. Other organizations turn to Community Touch to ask how to follow in their footsteps. They have accomplished a great deal in a very short amount of time. I feel privileged to be a part of this wonderful, positive organization.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Community Touch shows love and compassion for everyone in need. I have the priviledge to volunteer at the food pantry on a weekly basis. I see relief in the faces of individuals and families when they receive food. Community Touch is always looking for new programs and sources of funding to meet the ever growing needs of the community. This organization makes a wonderful difference in the community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For me and my family, what began as an opportunity for our teenagers to be involved in the community has turned into a family-wide close-knit relationship with a high quality organization meeting the real needs of people in our community. We've developed relationships with people in the Transitional Housing program and watched them get back on their feet. We've been able to help provide food to people in need and build a positive rapport with them. I've never seen an organization like this run with as high a degree of integrity and resourcefulness as Community Touch. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of it.