2018 ROANOKE MINISTRY ACCELERATOR PARTICIPANTS

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Roanoke Area Ministries is an ecumenical organization that boldly serves as an advocate for the homeless and poverty stricken helping people in need through a variety of programs including emergency financial assistance, a hot noon-time meal each day and a day shelter for the homeless.  Our aim is to empower people to move from dependency to self-sufficiency; in doing so we build a stronger, healthier community.

 
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SPY is a mission outreach that is operated by Fieldstone UMC and housed in our building during the summer. Students from throughout the country come to spend one week at a time performing community service and growing in Christ together. The combined efforts of the groups that come each week through the summer add up to make a huge impact changing peoples' lives. SPY is a week-long mission adventure for middle and high school students & adults. Physically, we are a home repair ministry, making homes safer, warmer and drier, for families in the New River Valley. Spiritually, we seek to be God's hands and feet in the world. Because of God's love for us, we are working to love others in tangible ways.

 
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The Presbyterian Community Center (PCC) brings together a coalition of Christian resources from throughout the Roanoke Valley, including churches, caring volunteers, professionals, and financial contributions for a ministry designed to help our most needy neighbors through prayer and a wide assortment of mission activities. Established in 1967 to provide for the basic human needs of the residents of Southeast Roanoke, the PCC today assists families and individuals living in the eastern quadrants of Roanoke City, eastern Roanoke County and the Town of Vinton.

 
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In light of the Scriptures and in Christian charity, the Food Pantry provides food and financial assistance to those in need while honoring the dignity of all people.  We rely on community donations and volunteers to keep our doors open. Here are three great ways you can get involved: In-kind grocery donations; Tax-deductible monetary contributions; Volunteer your time.

 
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Alta Mons is a summer camp and retreat center owned by the Roanoke District of the United Methodist Church and located in Shawsville, VA. We are open year round, providing space for others to experience God through our outdoor ministry. We have summer camp and other programs throughout the year for children of all ages, as well as facilities available to rent for family reunions, retreats, or small group meetings. Alta Mons has several challenge courses and a pool available to rent as well. We are a place for people of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds to come for a retreat with God. 

 
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Family Promise empowers homeless families with children to achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. The vision of Family Promise is a community in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.  We are a network of 31 congregations and over 1,000 volunteers who provide temporary housing and meals for families with children. We work with 4 families at a time (14 people). We provide full-time case management to assist families in addressing and overcoming causes of homelessness and creating goals of employment, housing, education in their return to independence.

 
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TAP offers over thirty programs focused on the areas of education and career development, housing and community solutions, and economic and community development. Each program fits into a web of services made to help individuals and families at every stage of life, from caring for and educating the youngest child in Early Head Start to assisting our elderly neighbors age gracefully in place.