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
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization that is changing lives.

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I am impressed and amazed at all the services Gap Ministries provides to our community through care for children and families in need, provisions of food and supplies to people and other ministries in need and all the other things they do to help. It is a very well run organization and their Splash Houses are clean, well maintained and provide loving support to the children in their care.

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Perhaps one of the most caring nonprofit staff's in all of Southern Arizona, GAP Ministries touches under-served youngsters whom we all care about.

Vistoso Cyclists, and it's Wheels for Kids Program, gifts bicycles to children in desperate need. Through GAP Ministries, Cyclists are now able to reach youngsters in the Child Protective System, Title 1 children and other less fortunate kids who have great needs.

Serving children right here in the Greater Oro Valley and Marana communities, Vistoso Cyclists gifts new and lightly used bikes (made near-perfect by our retired mechanics). We now have a local partner, GAP Ministries; Certainly a Blessing.

Jack Bona, Vistoso Cyclists Community Outreach

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I've known founders Greg and Pam Ayers since the mid 1980's, well before GAP Ministries. To see how God prepared, equipped and uniquely gifted them to start this incredible safe haven ministry for abused and neglected children and how much they have expanded in scope of services and lives touched is truly overwhelming. I can't wait to hear updates of how Gap Ministries is serving the community and children and teens in need of positive love, wonderful role models, and opportunities to become everything they were created to be. Greg and Pam are heros in my life that I look up to as willing to leave behind everything they had to make a difference in the lives of thousands of kids. And they continue to inspire others to do the same.

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bring it to Oklahoma also! :)

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personally and financially accountable; resourceful; well-managed; caring and making a difference in thousands of lives.

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GAP Ministries has been instrumental in their giving and support throughout Tucson. After my recent meeting with Tiane Kennedy I was blown away by the services offered by GAP Ministries. Please know the fruits of your labor is touching so many men, women and children all across Tucson. - Rev H.S. Nelson, Rising Star Baptist Church

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