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Review for Lazarus Ministries at Grand Avenue Temple, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Lazarus Ministries (LM) provides meals, shelter, clothing, medical services, and a loving spirit to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless of Kansas City. Many of those who seek support from LM are people whose families have given up on them and have no other place to turn. What I've learned from working with those who are served by LM is that life in our society is complicated and not everyone is equipped with the skills to maintain a permanent home, job, car, red tape, insurance, etc. Some lack the ability because of mental illness and others were just born that way. Nevertheless, LM loves them just as God does.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see the results of LM each and every week during Bible Study when sojourners served by LM speak of how blessed they are, how grateful they are to receive the services. It is truly rewarding when one of them becomes employed, moves into their own apartment or is reunited with their family through guidance from LM.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the physical facilities to accommodate a larger medical clinic, and provide space for training life skills and counseling.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've made many friends with the sojourners served by LM.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel needed . I also am reminded that each and every one of us are close to someone who is just 1 tragedy away from being homeless themselves.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I have served meals at the Lazarus Table; I also assist with a Bible Study attended by sojourners who are served by Lazarus Ministries.