Local Outreach & Partnerships
We call our local outreach projects the Helping Hands Ministries. If you'd like to get involved or get more information, contact our Local Engagement Coordinator at
Helping those in need in our church and the community by blessing them with food non-perishables as well as fresh produce. We give out hundreds of food boxes to families in need in our community. You can also make monetary donations online here by giving to the Benevolence Fund. Info:
The Rockwood CDC is a non-profit organization serving all Oregon residents, with focus on the low-income and middle-income residents, small businesses, and immigrants/refugees through the development of social, economic and housing systems. Contact the Rockwood CDC at 503-847-9163.
MY FATHER'S HOUSE
My Father’s House is a family shelter in Gresham, OR that provides a safe environment for 41 families. A place families can stay together as they address their spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational issues and needs. For volunteer information, please contact Sara at
Holla is a grassroots culturally responsive mentorship movement that connects with families, administrators, teachers, and nonprofits to recognize the power and potential of Black and Brown youth. Mentors engage relationally with students both in and out of school. They provide opportunities for representation, enrichment and exposure through athletics, arts aviation, outdoors and college preparations. To get involved or need more information contact
SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
Safe Families for Children is a faith-based community services movement that serves vulnerable, isolated families in crisis. When a family faces a crisis like substance abuse or homelessness without the benefit of healthy support from relatives or friends, it has the potential to lead to abuse or neglect. The Church is commanded to care for orphans and widows, and is best equipped to meet this need. To get involved please contact Safe Families for Children at 503-906-1027.
BEYOND BLACK CDC
Beyond Black is an African American led nonprofit organization in East Multnomah County that aims to bridge the gap between the people and the resources, by empowering us to be the change we want to see! Beyond Black’s CSA (community supported agriculture) Program is a partnership with Multnomah County Reach and Mudbone Grown (a black led farm helping to provide healthy food). Contact La Tasha Carter for volunteer information at 971-804-8880 or
Transitional Youth is a faith-based organization, serving homeless and at-risk youth, 14-24. They serve youth who have been traumatized through abuse, neglect, trafficking, gang involvement, incarceration, drug addiction/use and so on. Transitional Youth has five homes across the metro area where our youth live long term. For more Volunteer information contact Rhona Mahl at
SELF ENHANCEMENT INC
SEI is a comprehensive, one-stop resource for youth and families, primarily African Americans and others living in poverty or seeking culturally responsive services. It is also one of city’s leading multi-service organizations, providing thousands of youth, families and adults with a wide array of education and social services on an annual basis. For volunteer information, please contact Renita Crowell Self Enhancement, Inc 503-249-1721 ext. 1328
AFRICA NEW LIFE
Africa New Life aims to transform lives through meeting basic needs, to give hope for the future for those living in poverty in Rwanda, and to share the freedom and hope found in Christ. At the heart of our model for breaking cycles of poverty is educational sponsorship. With a high school education, or a vocational equivalent, children in Rwanda have hope for the future.
APPLE OF HIS EYE CHARITY
Based in Gresham, Oregon, the mission of this charity is to bring hope and help to orphans, widows, the poor and the forgotten in developing countries. Apple of His Eye wants to see even the most vulnerable equipped with the tools and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. Please check out ways you can get involved on the Apple of His Eye Charity website.