Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services, Religion, Youth Development Programs
Founded in 1945, The Council of Churches'' stated mission is to turn faith into action by enabling congregations and community partners to combine resources and expertise to provide programs that help people at risk meet their urgent needs.
We live this mission through five program emphases. Three form our continuum of care:
Project Learn provides after school homework tutorial help for elementary school students through community-based centers in churches and public housing sites.
The Janus Center for Youth in Crisis provides intervention services for conflicted youth and their families and temporary shelter care for youth aged 11-17.
CO-OP Center provides second chances for ex-offenders through short and long–term reentry services enabling them to become productive members of society.
Two others address immediate and systemic needs:
Hunger Outreach manages federal funding and assists 38 area feeding programs in coordinating their services to feed hungry people.
Bridge Building offers ecumenical and interfaith opportunities to build community through education and dialogue.