Through local community partnerships and YOUR regular giving, we are able to support local agencies and non-profit organizations that share our vision and values.
Interfaith Ministries of Calhoun County exists to “Bring God’s People Together to Serve God’s People In Need.” We seek to address the needs of a variety of our community’s population. Our programs are diverse, meeting the needs of our community members ranging in age, socio-economic status, as well as religious and racially diverse backgrounds. Our generous donors provide monetary and in-kind donations to our programs. These donors and volunteers enable us to provide thousands of dollars in emergency assistance, healthcare, and comfort items to our clients. Each year we serve over 2000 individuals and families during their time of need.
Wesley provides an alternative community for students to hang out, to study, to explore their spirituality, to ask questions, to serve God and others, to belong. We're bringing students together to lead, grow, and serve together. We intentionally move from an “attraction” based model of ministry, where the primary goal is to get students to “come” and “participate,” to a “relational-missional” model of ministry based on student-led peer groups. The peer group process creates unique cultures of support, growth, and renewal so that the change we need to experience in our lives isn't threatening but loving.
The Mission of The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties is to serve individuals with ID/DD and their families through support, education, advocacy, and public awareness so they can reach their chosen goals. According to the Center for Disease Control, intellectual disabilities are believed to affect six out of every one hundred, and one in ten families, living in the United States. It is The Arc’s goal to help the estimated 7,900 plus individuals with I/DD who reside in Calhoun and Cleburne Counties live, work and play to the best of his/her ability through our various support services. These services include supports for families, advocacy, and community resource development, training and recreation, Special Olympics, and the educational program, The Kids on the Block.
The Right Place's mission is to develop and manage housing and programs for homeless and low-income families and individuals. We offer programs to prevent homelessness or assist a low-income person with special needs to secure or assist in maintaining decent, affordable housing. At The Right Place, we strive to provide support and encouragement to all of our clients, allowing them to reach their best potential. In the past nine years, we have developed seven housing units. All are income-based and are housing the chronically homeless. We work with the underserved community to shelter, re-house, and prevent homelessness through our programs.
Community Enabler Developer is a local agency on the frontline of the economic crisis providing food, clothing, and utility assistance to the burgeoning number of people seeking aid from the newly unemployed to the chronically poor. We enable the community to become sensitized to the needs of the poor and to participate in public and private advocacy for the disadvantaged by providing food, clothing, household items, school supplies, and Christmas assistance. For the year ending 2020, we served 8,000 persons and distributed 128,000 items.
Calhoun County Habitat for Humanity was incorporated March 18, 1993. Mr. Bill Wright was our first Executive Director and continued in that capacity until he retired in 2003. We started construction on our first house in 1994. This house was dedicated March 1995. Since then we have built 149 new homes through the support of businesses, individuals, Churches, foundations and many volunteers. We seek a world where everyone has a decent place to live. By seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Children’s Services, Inc. operates the Parris Home For Children, a residential home for abused and neglected children that provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment where they can develop healthy and safe lifestyles that carry them into adulthood. Children’s Services, Inc. began providing emergency shelter home services in 1974. The goal of the home is to prove to every child who enters the door that he is worthy of love and respect and that he can go to sleep each night without fear of being abused or neglected. Without safety, stability, and nurturing, the children cannot begin to recover from the trauma of abuse and neglect.
At the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y provides the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change. The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected, and secure children, adults, families, and communities.
UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire, or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable. We provide relief, response, and long-term recovery grants when these events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own. UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development.