GAP MINISTRIES

Rating: 5 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 2861 N. Flowing Wells Rd., Suite 161 Tucson AZ 85705 USA

Mission: Through the empowerment of God, GAP Ministries will provide hope, help, and healing to those in need. We will defend the causes of the orphan, widow, hungry, and naked through practical community service. Partnering with others, we will fulfill His mandate to be one. As we serve together, unity is established and the walls of religion and culture crumble.
Results: 300+ children in the custody of CPS cared for in the past year at our SPLASH Houses and MERGE program. 10,000 backpacks filled with supplies handed out in 2013 along with carnivals for 3 school districts to celebrate the value of education. Over 1.4 million pounds of food given to individuals and other agencies serving those in need for 2013; $600 thousand dollars worth of household supplies, food and clothing shared with other 501c3 nonprofits serving the ill, needy and youth. Smiles put on the faces of 100+ children through Holiday of Hope - presents purchased and wrapped from the children's wish lists.
Target demographics: Children and teens/young adults in the foster care system, as well as local families who are struggling with food and basic necessities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 305 children/teens cared for at our SPLASH Homes; 1.4 million pounds of food and $600 thousand worth of household necessities given to nonprofits serving families in need; 10,000 backpacks given to children at low income schools; Hundreds of families served through outreaches
Geographic areas served: Tucson, Arizona and vicinity
Programs: GAP Ministries, a 501c3 nonprofit social services agency since 1999, STANDS IN THE GAP FOR OUR COMMUNITY through the following programs: • SPLASH Houses: Fourteen (14) family-style group homes in NW Tucson for children 0-21 in the custody of the state due to neglect or abuse • MERGE: a program to help teens and young adults discover their potential and age successfully out of foster care into independent adulthood • BOOST Community Resources: warehousing and distributing food and household necessities to over 90 Southern Arizona nonprofits that serve the needy • ROOT 52 Community Kitchen & Food Truck: Reclaiming highly perishable food that would otherwise go to waste, while reclaiming lives through culinary arts training and certification • Holiday of Hope and Backpack-2-School: collaborating with businesses, churches, government and civic groups, and hundreds of volunteers to serve disadvantaged children
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS) provides transitional programs (housing, substance abuse counseling and employment programs) for \homeless veterans, chronically homeless or persons recently released from institutions who are reintegrating into the community. When first arriving in our programs with no financial resources, personal items, clothing and nutrition are big issues. The GAP Ministries BOOST program has been a lifesaver for OPCS providing fresh produce and groceries, personal hygiene items and household items that give these folks a fresh start in the community. Thank you GAP Ministries!

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A great Ministry to work for and be a part of. I encourage anyone looking to be part of a great Non Profit to become involved with GAP.

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2014

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Having worked at another non-profit that works with the foster care system, I can really appreciate the dedication of GAP ministries personnel to the children living in the "system". Their Splash homes and the "home parents" really make these kids feel as though they are a part of a family. That would be a good enough review for any such organization, but GAP ministries is so much more! Their backpack ministry, food, clothing and household ministry where they provide the resources for all non-profits to have an opportunity to help their particular focus group puts GAP ministries over the top. This ministry not only cares for its own, but for the Tucson community at large. It is more comprehensive than anything I have ever seen! We are blessed to have them here!

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Life-changing

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2013

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We are a non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless and needy. Gap Ministries has helped us in many ways, primarily in sharing food and other items with us! We also have been able to schedule meetings in their beautiful facility. Gap has a heart for ALL needy, not just the amazing numbers of youth they serve.
They are without equal in our community!
Betty Bitgood, Chairman, Hope of Glory Ministries

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Life-changing

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2013

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Gap is a service minded organization which reaches out to children, families in crisis, and the community. They give hope to those in need. The staff at Gap are some of the most wonderful, selfless, giving people I know.

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Life-changing

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When I first heard about Gap it was a food outreach in Greg and Pam's garage. I have been so blessed to be a part of the amazing growth from Greg and Pam's garage to impacting the whole city of Tucson. Just recently I was told by a member of the community how much Gap helped keeps the doors open of the facility that she worked at by partnering with them to provide basic necessities.
Gap has allowed children to experience the joy of receiving brand new school supplies and backpacks, presents under the Christmas tree and most importantly having the ability to live in a safe and loving home.

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Life-changing

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Where to start? Pam and Greg started with a seed of "How can we help kids? They mixed that with lots of love and passion to see hurting kids feel like a family. Now there are so many SPLASH houses and other ministries in Tucson it is mind boggling. I am a teacher in Tucson - I taught at one of the schools where GAP did BACKPACKS for SCHOOLS! The delight on the kids faces as they got their own beautiful, new backpack was priceless. More priceless snapshots in my mind were seeing the delight on foster children's faces at birthday celebrations and family vacations, family movie night, and playing at the pool and....oh so many more - as the underserved foster kids who live at SPLASH Houses got their first taste of family life that was joyful and full of love. I will never forget a child, with tears in her eyes telling me "I have never celebrated my birthday - is that cake mine? Are those presents mine? Is that all for me? " She was 10 that year. Thanks GAP MInistries for touching so many lives!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2009

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