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Local Community Support

As a church, we contribute to the following agencies on a regular basis.  All of these ministries provide much needed assistance for various folks in our community. 

 

Tierra Nueva: An ecumenical ministry located in Burlington that seeks to share the Good News of God's liberation in Jesus Christ with migrant farm workers, new immigrants, and permanent Hispanic residents in Western Washington. (http://www.tierra-nueva.org)

 

Salvation Army: An integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.’ (http://www.salvationarmy.org)

 

Sea Mar Health: Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos. (http://www.seamar.org)

 

Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services: Services include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy-based counseling, legal, medical and social services advocacy, support groups, children’s advocacy and community education and prevention. All services are confidential and free. (http://www.skagitdvsas.org)

 

Anacortes Family Center (Dustin Johnson 293-2993 ext. 111): A threefold purpose which includes: (1) Provide shelter for women with children, single women, and families with children who seek emergency shelter due to crisis conditions in their lives; (2) Bring together the efforts of churches, government, civic organizations and individuals in providing emergency shelter for women and homeless families in Anacortes; and (3) Create an alliance with the area's network of social service agencies so we can assist and support our clients in finding a path to self-sufficiency and a permanent end to their homelessness. (http://www.anacortesfamily.org)

 

Community Action of Skagit County: Each year, Community Action helps nearly 25,000 low-income Skagit County residents get past emergencies, make positive life changes, and achieve lasting self-sufficiency. http://www.communityactionskagit.org/

 

North Islands Young Life: Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. North Islands Young Life thinks the world of kids and believes that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. North Islands' leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. (http://northislands.younglife.org/)

 

Pregnancy Care Clinic: Helps pregnant women who are in a state of crisis to understand and work through the alternatives so that they may make informed decisions concerning the outcome of their pregnancy. For the women who decide to carry their babies to term, the clinic will provide emergency aid in whatever form is available and needed. (http://www.islandspregnancyoptions.com/)

 

YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter: A licensed six bed emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth ages 13 to 17. It is located within a few blocks of the YMCA, Mount Vernon High School and the bus station. Oasis provides two warm meals, a shower, access to laundry, a clothing bank, and toiletries. The shelter is intended to be a short term living arrangement, which is encouraged by staff actively involved in finding long term housing solutions for youth. (http://www.skagitymca.org/pages/oasis.htm)

 

Love Inc.: Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) brings Christian churches together, across denominational lines, to help the poor by meeting immediate needs such as food and clothing, to longer-term responses through relational ministries such as life skills training and transitional housing. (http://www.skagitloveinc.org)

 

Anacortes Boys & Girls Club: Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids. (http://www.skagitraisesgreatkids.org/)

Days for Girls International: Days of Girls helps girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with nonprofits, groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and by helping communities around the world start their own programs.

(http://www.daysforgirls.org/)