Local Community Partnerships

Dreams and Possibilities

As many of you know, we operate on the lesson of the Good Samaritan, to respond to the need God places in front of us. Most of the time, we have no idea what, or who, that might be, but on the other hand, we can look forward in faith with new ideas, dreams, and possibilities. The new Homeless Mobile team will begin in February and is a new ministry done in partnership with River Road Baptist. We are meeting with numerous congregations every month to address the issues of affordable housing, food insecurity, and financial assistance for the most vulnerable of our area. We plan to initiate some bold new ideas in 2024. Together, as a body of faith, we can accomplish so much more than we do. 2024 is going to be a year of those accomplishments.

Schools

We provide teacher support in the way of classroom supplies, morale events, and classroom support, as well as, facility improvement, emergency family support, and participation in school and community events. 

Our partner schools include: Glen Lea Elementary School, Fairfield Court Elementary, Laburnum Elementary, Elijah House Academy

Law Enforcement

We appreciate all that our law enforcement officers do to keep us safe.  In particular, the officers of the Fourth precinct are our neighbors.  In thanks, we provide quarterly outreach to support and thank them.

A.C.T.S. (Area Congregations Together in Service)

In partnership with area congregations and communities, we strive to prevent homelessness by providing qualified individuals and families with a variety of financial assistance that enables them to retain their current housing situation.

Operation JOY

Christmas assistance takes shape in a variety of ways.  Gift cards are offered to assist families in need referred to by our partner agencies.

ReEstablish Richmond

Weekly operations are hosted at First Baptist Church.  We provide assistance, as needed, to refugee families.

Faith United

A collection of congregations in the Richmond area who come together to address the needs of our neighbors. We look to work together to address issues of affordable housing, food insecurity and financial crisis. 

& More

Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Urban Hope as well as other congregations and nonprofits in the Richmond metropolitan area.