Outreach to others is one of the most vital components of our church. Our congregation is passionate about serving the least and the lost and making our community a better place. We can be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, and in doing so, be a blessing to others. Below is a listing of our community partners who help make this possible.
Agape Youth and Family Community Center’s mission is to empower and support underserved families within its community while also helping them discover and embrace their full potential. They provide academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement. Agape serves over 2,000 school aged children and has an after school program for youth, which provides them with shelter that is both supervised and safe. This program keeps them protected at a time of day when teen crime and teen pregnancy spike among unsupervised youths.
Buckhead Christian Ministries (BCM)
Buckhead Christian Ministries (BCM) works to prevent hunger and homelessness for those facing life-changing events such as a job loss, a reduction in work hours or a medical problem. BCM provides emergency and housing assistance, food, clothing, financial assistance and life skills education.
Atlanta Urban Ministry, Breakthru House, Transitional Housing
Action Ministries addresses poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Action Ministries provide the tools and expertise to lead people out of poverty and work hand-in-hand with churches, Scout troops, community groups, local businesses and countless others.
Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment services and transitional housing. Their Christian non-profit organization provides not only a place for one to rest, but also life resources for more than 950 homeless men, women and children on a daily basis.
City of Refuge
City of Refuge offers both life saving resources and life building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margin. They provide food, clothing, shelter, job training, placement, housing, healthcare and education. Their goal is to provide access to and information about the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard for positive change.
Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat partners with working families, sponsors, and communities to build affordable, green, quality homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership. Habitat constructs quality houses that are sold to homebuyer families through no-profit, no-interest loans. Homebuyers complete 250 sweat-equity hours and other requirements, pay for their homes and all upkeep, and maintain current payments on their properties.
Mission Possible Ministry
A PRUMC ministry that provides housing and counseling for the homeless who are searching for employment.
Childspring International provides life-changing surgeries for children from developing countries. To date, Child Spring has provided medical care for more than 2,000 children who are living in developing countries. Childspring grew from the efforts of medical missionary teams who were unable to treat the overwhelming number of children they served. They sought help from doctors and hospitals in the United States to ensure that children receive the best care possible for their specific needs.
Feed My Lambs
Feed My Lambs provides tuition-free Christian preschools and grade schools for children living in impoverished areas. They currently operate 11 schools that educate children and their families about a better way of life. Their goal is to empower at-risk children spiritually, academically, physically and socially, and to improve families and communities.
Foster Care Support Foundation
Foster Support Foundation helps abused and neglected children experience a kind and nurturing daily life while in foster care. They provide free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care. They also serve grandparents raising grandchildren and parents caring for relative’s children for a limited time. Their mission is to strengthen the ability of foster families to meet the needs of their foster children by implementing a community-based resource and education that can decrease the need for institutionalized care.
Genesis Shelter (Our House)
Our House Childcare and Support Center is a shelter for homeless mothers and children. Our House provides a loving, safe haven where parents can confidently leave their children while seeking employment and permanent housing. Without reliable childcare, homeless parents, especially single women, are trapped in the cycle of unemployment, poverty and homelessness.
Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center
An agency of the United Methodist Church, Murphy-Harpst meets the needs of abused and neglected young people through residential treatment, placements in specialized foster care, and community programs that serve at-risk children and their families. At Murphy-Harpst, expert therapists work with the children to evaluate their condition and create a personalized treatment plan for the most appropriate living arrangement. The treatment plan and living quarters are designed to create an environment where the children feel safe and cared for while undergoing intensive therapy.
Police Athletic League
The Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL) provides a safe environment for youth to reach their full potential, through partnerships with police and community, athletics and educational programs. By promoting confidence, self-esteem, civic engagement, academic achievement, and social principles, PAL teaches youth the importance of their role in their community. PAL is a cooperative effort of dedicated Atlanta police officers, a Board of Directors and Atlanta’s businesses and citizens.
United Methodist Children’s Home
The United Methodist Children’s Home provides refuge, counseling and support for children who have been neglected or abused. They seek to offer all services needed by families in the hopes of strengthening their faith and commitment to each other.
Hopeworks provides free home repairs for low-income senior homeowners so they can live out their remaining years in their own homes in comfort and safety. Programs include weatherization, gas furnace repairs and general maintenance.
Wesley Woods Center
Wesley Woods Center provides independent, assisted and nursing care homes for older adults. As a leading hospital at Emory for adult and geriatric psychiatric care, they seek to provide a family-centered environment focused on patients’ unique needs.
AID Atlanta seeks to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its members and the community by breaking barriers and building community. They provide a medical home and behavioral health center for HIV positive and HIV negative patients. They recently opened a new on-site pharmacy launched an expanded behavioral health program that will target the psychosocial barriers that prevent healthy secondary prevention and medical adherence behaviors.
Jerusalem House is Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. In addition to housing, they provide counseling, support groups, recreational and social activities and community meetings.
Breakthru House is specially designed to meet the unique needs of women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. They provide a safe, structured drug-free environment to foster a life of recovery. Programs offered include community, counseling services, twelve step program, work, daytime activities and transportation.
Trinity Community Ministries
Trinity Community Ministries helps homeless men reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders. They provide essential tools and necessary support to promote sustainable independence among men who were homeless and often struggling with addiction or other disabilities.