Outreach

Community

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Yes Home

A residential group home for youths aged 6 - 18, providing a structured, nurturing environment for abused, neglected and abandoned children. The YES Home is a Tax Deductible 501(c)3 "Not-for-Profit" organization for both long term and emergency shelter. They are housed in an historic building once known as the Poor Farm, built in 1882. It is also listed in the National Historic Landmark Registry.

For more information visit their site at - yeshome.org

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values to lead women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. As a reflection of the whole family of God, members are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level.

Organized locally, members witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, they see the face of Christ.

For more information visit their site at - svdpusa.org

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The Clearing House

A non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, rent, and utilities if the funds are available, to financially challenged families in our community.

The Clearinghouse was established in 1981 in an effort to stop the duplication and abuse of services provided by the churches in the area who where helping families with food. They provide a sack lunch daily for families. They provide a sack of groceries that will make three to six meals that a family can get one time a month on a regular basis and is bumped to twice a month during a crisis period for a family. The Clearinghouse also has a second hand clothing distribution service they provide for families. The families are allowed to browse for clothes one time a month to select clothes for each member of their family.

For more information visit their site at - theclearinghouse.ning.com

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Heart House

Currently operates a 60-bed shelter and a 12-unit transitional apartment building. Within the bricks and mortar of their home-like environment, they provide a variety of social services to equip their clients with the life and coping skills they will need to re-enter mainstream society. Single men and women and families welcomed.

For more information visit their site at - hearthouseindiana.org

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Safe Passage

Offers free supportive and comprehensive services to individuals in both the residential and outreach programs. All clients have access to the following: counseling; case management; court accompaniment and legal advocacy; employment and housing assistance; Life Skill classes; and support groups. The residential shelter is a safe, highly secured building in a confidential location that is also a pleasant, healing environment to escape abuse and find a future of safety and strength.

Children living at Safe Passage are involved in educational, therapeutic, and social activities.

For more information visit their site at - www.safepassageinc.org/services.htm

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Habitat For Humanity

A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing around the world. To accomplish this, they invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat homes are sold with 0% interest mortgages so that low-income families who may not otherwise be able to afford their own houses are able to become homeowners.

For more information visit their site at - habitatcincinnati.org

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Relay For Life

Events in communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds they raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

For more information visit their site at - relayforlife.org

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Good News Club

An international Christian organization that seeks to evangelize and disciple children around the world. Locally our Good News Clubs meet as an after school activity in their respective school buildings.

For more information visit their site at - cefonline.com

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Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

For more information visit their site at - www.aa.org

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Narcotics Anonymous

A global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953. Today, NA members hold more than 61,000 meetings weekly in 129 countries. They offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.

For more information visit their site at - www.na.org

Gamblers Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

For more information visit their site at - www.gamblersanonymous.org

National

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Red Bird Missions

Providing ministries in the region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health, and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

For more information visit their site at - rbmission.org

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Indiana United Methodist Children's Home

Their mission is to provide redemptive, healing services that bring meaningful change to the lives of children and families. Grounded by scripture and the tradition of the church, they seek to bring the wholeness of God’s love to persons through Christ.

For more information visit their site at - umchildrenshome.org

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United Methodist Committee On Relief

A non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent those communities are unable to recover on their own.

For more information visit their site at - umcor.org

Global

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We Care Packages

A not-for-profit organization that provides “care packages” to service men and women who are stationed away from their home either stateside or overseas, providing “a little connection to home”.

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Crop Hunger Walk

Community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger locally and globally.

For more information visit their site at - hunger.cwsglobal.org

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Church World Services

Founded in 1946, CWS is a cooperative ministry of thirty-seven Christian denominations and communions in the United States, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. The CWS mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US.

For more information visit their site at - churchworldservice.org

Operation Classroom

A non-profit organization partnering with selected schools and health care facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

They seek to partner with the United Methodist Church in Liberia and Sierra Leone to: Provide a first-rate educational system in United Methodist Schools; Develop a viable vocational program in the schools; Train pastors, principals, and teachers in a basic understanding of counseling (WATTS); Upgrade medical programs and facilities at Kissy Hospital, Sierra Leone, and Ganta Hospital, Liberia (Operation Doctor).

For more information visit their site at - operationclassroom.org

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The Gideons International

Their mission is to win the lost for Christ, and their unique method is the distribution of Bibles and New Testaments in selected streams of life. Gideons have placed or distributed more than 1.8 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in more than 190 countries around the world.

For more information visit their site at - gideons.org

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One Great Hour Of Sharing

An offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Great Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more.

For more information visit their site at - onegreathourofsharing.org