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Wingard Home Ministry

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Causes: Food, Food Programs, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through actions and involvement in the lives of folks who are homeless, battered, displaced, abandoned, run-a-way, or throw-a-way. Our services include housing, food, re-education on budgeting and job ethics, counseling, clothing, personal care items, & group Christian meetings four times a week. Their stay at our campus is determined by their rate of "growth" and desire to change for the better. They must be willing to find and secure full-time employment and follow rules.

Target demographics: homeless families, battered women, run-a-ways, and parents (with children) who need to get back on their feet. Our average population is 42 folks (usually a quarter of those are children). We house, feed, clothe, and counsel the folks who live at the home

Direct beneficiaries per year: literally hundreds of homeless folks and families to get back on their feet.

Geographic areas served: the State of Mississippi, but take referrals from anywhere on the planet

Programs: shelter, clothing, food, personal items, resume service, employment help, budgeting classes, GED classes, transportation, and educational opportunities.

Community Stories

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 CWhite4

Client Served

Rating: 5

So three and half years ago this family took me and my family in. I was not ready for change at all. I didn't see a problem with my life... With the decisions I was making. I was a burning train wreck... I was broken in every sense of the word. Not only that I was hell bent on destroying very thing in my path... To be honest I if it had not been for their place in the LORD I WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THEIR HOME AND FAMILY TOO. BUT ANY WAY I SAID ALL THAT TO SAY... SOME HOW SOME WAY they welcomed me back with a second chance. I thank GOD AND THEM FOR IT...M

Johnathan L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Roy and Charlotte Wingard when I was 17 years old. I came to the ministry with an attitude rebellion and remembered thinking “I don’t want to be here”. It was while I was there that through their examples I learned what love was supposed to look like. No it’s not perfect but it is worth working for and fighting for. Now, 27 years later, I miss my home and look forward to every chance I get to go hang out just to be close to them and feel the presence of God on that property.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was released from prison Wingard made their home my home for almost 2 years while Jesus used those 2 years to train me for the next season of life following him into full time ministry

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2016 I went to live at The Wingard Home. I was broken. Beyond all hope of ever being normal. The ministry truly saved my life. I learned the value of hard work and commitment. I was given the much needed break I needed while I got myself together.
I got a job. I was taught how to budget the money I made at my job I paid cash for a nice used car with the money I saved while living there. I continued to learn and grow as a person, all the while saving money for my own place. I lived there for. Little over a year. When I felt I had grown all I could grow there, I moved to North Mississippi. I rented a house, and the Wingard ministry helped me furnish it through donations they had received. The morals and values I learned while at the ministry transformed my life. I still call the place home. I have reestablished myself as a mom and a daughter, I have an awesome, God Fearing husband, and an awesome life. Thanks to the Wingard Ministry.

1 CWhite4

Client Served

Rating: 5

So three and half years ago this family took me and my family in. I was not ready for change at all. I didn't see a problem with my life... With the decisions I was making. I was a burning train wreck... I was broken in every sense of the word. Not only that I was hell bent on destroying very thing in my path... To be honest I if it had not been for their place in the LORD I WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THEIR HOME AND FAMILY TOO. BUT ANY WAY I SAID ALL THAT TO SAY... SOME HOW SOME WAY they welcomed me back with a second chance. I thank GOD AND THEM FOR IT...M

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wingard home open it doors and hearts to me and my family in march of 2017. The day myself and my four children walked into the Wingard home changed our lives forever. We were met with love and open arms. Step by step has we work to rebuild our lives Mrs. Charlotte has held our hands and our hearts the entire time she has also been willing to give a push in the back to help jump start the motion of moving forward. They have taken my broken and battered heart and placed their Christ guided hand all over it and our my children.. I thank the Lord everyday for their willingness to follow JESUS and love GOD'S children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Myself, my child & my husband were sleeping in our truck homeless. Charlotte Wingard took us in, showed us love, support, but most of all taught us about the unlimitless things that God can do in your life. We are now in our own home, financially stable, steadfast in the Lord, more successful & happier than we have ever been! This home is a great opportunity and helps in various different ways.

1 Beverly

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wingard Home changed my life. I'll always be grateful that they took me in when no one else would help me. I found out how to live free from a life long addiction. I've been clean since 5/15/11. That's a miracle. God placed me with the Wingard's for a reason. While I was there I learned how to have a relationship with Jesus, how to be responsible and accountable. Today, I'm free from the nightmare of the past and I know that I would not be here to share about God's Amazing Grace had it not been for the Wingard Home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Living at Wingard Home changed my life. I learned to be responsible and accountable. It was there that I was able to rebuild my life and began to seek God's will for my life. I can't say enough good about this wonderful ministry. I'll always be grateful for Charlotte and Roy Wingard and their family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is run by a wonderful Christian family. They change lives daily and truly care for the city of Jackson and it’s people.

1 Rania C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wingard Home Ministry is an INCREDIBLE nonprofit that has impacted my life greatly. They are so caring and personal, and they are selfless in their work! I am so grateful for this ministry!

1 Morgan H.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wingard Home is such an amazing ministry. I know the family who runs this ministry well and they are incredible people with such huge hearts for the community and less fortunate. They have encouraged and helped me in so many ways. I love what they do for families in Jackson. I have personally seen this firsthand. They meet people's tangible needs and also love them like Jesus would.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This ministry has a heart for service. Focused on God. Focused on community. Keep up the good work.

Emily Sunshine M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

For the last few years we have partnered with The Wingard home leading a Sunday night church service for the residents there. We have seen many come and go, many benefit from the ministry in getting back on their feet, and most importantly many grow in their faith in Christ. Our hearts desire is making disciples and we are thankful that Roy and Charlotte Wingard have allowed us into their home to do just that! The disciplines they provide are just as important as the shelter and food and many have been touched and blessed through this ministry in downtown Jackson.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with this organization for years. Our company helps with the Wingard Homes annual Christmas Festival. They are a blessing to the community.

Cathy Bailey

Donna L.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wingard Home Ministry provides what so many need, a hand up. I've seen first hand the help this Ministry provides to families and individuals. They provide hope by allowing people to live in their shelter while they get jobs and save money for securing a home and stability for their families. Residents are treated with dignity and are not judged or looked down on for being in a crisis situation. Few people today look into their hearts and ask what they can provide for strangers, but there are large numbers of families and individuals who have seen how positive it can be when Ministries like Wingard Home exist, this world has not tainted their hearts or offers of hope, help and healing.

1 Mary T.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Mary Taylor I was a client of the Wingard home some years ago And it was the best experience of my life The family took me in with open arms and understanding They open up their home and hearts to me and my kids And for that I am forever grateful If you are in need of some serious help this is the place to go no judgement all love To this day I still hold a great relationship with the Wingard family And I will support them in any way that I can no matter what This is my experience with the Wingard home And to the family I love you all very deeply forever and always

1 Deanna Warnock G.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is a joy to be able to play a tiny part of the Wingard Home knowing they are being the hands and feet of Jesus to the people of our community.

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I are involved in a ministry that helps incarcerated men that have been released to assimilate back into society. The Wingard House is the first place we call if one of the men need a place to stay. They have always been more than helpful!

2 Jason F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to the wingard home in July of 2011. I was homeless, on medicine for anxiety and scared to death. But by the love of God and his son Jesus working through Roy and Charlotte wingard I found salvation. They truly provide for the lost and hurting, not only through shelter and a second chance at life but provide the most important element to life: a new life in Christ Jesus. This is a God breathed God ordained ministry. And they are his humble and obedient servants.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Oh what a wonderful ministry that truly shows they are the hands and feet of Jesus!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This ministry has helped so many people. When my son and his family lost everything they had and I was unable to help them the Wingard home took them in helped them get jobs showed them how to budget their money and showed them that God will always be there no matter the situation. They stayed at the Wingard home for awhile until they were able to move out and then the Wingard home assisted them with a descient place to move and helped them furnish it and set them up with groceries. They were so instrumental with saving my sons family it kept them off the street and they never went hungry. I’m not sure what might have happened if the Wingard home had not been there. I know they have helped so many people through the years it’s just mind boggling all the good that has come from that ministry
I love them. Ever since this I have volunteered with any thing that is needed

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I found Wingard Home Ministry in September 2015, I was lost, broken, homeless & scared. Immediately upon entering, I felt at home. Shortly afterwards, my son Benjamin, then 6 yrs old, was legally taken away from me by his father. Ms. Charlotte helped me to find a wonderful attorney, who took me pro-bono & thankfully, I got my son back in August of 2016. She helped me find a job. She helped me to budget my money & eventually I was able to pay off of my fines & get my Drivers License back. Today, my son & I are doing great. I am finally free of all mind altering substances. I honestly do not know where I would be had God not placed this amazing woman, Charlotte Wingard, & The Wingard Ministry in my path!!