CASE MANAGEMENT: Case management is the collaborative process of meeting a client’s health and human service needs. It involves assessing a client’s needs, creating a plan, implementing the agreed-upon plan, coordinating resources, monitoring progress, and evaluating options for adjustment when needed.
CRISIS (FINANCIAL) ASSISTANCE: Certified Individuals/Families can apply for financial assistance for help with pending evictions and/or utility disconnections. Assistance is based on available funding and is given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
CLIENT CHOICE FOOD PANTRY: Certified Individuals/Families can receive access to our full pantry twice monthly. You will find fresh produce, bread, deli items, meats, and shelf-stable foods in our pantry.
TEFAP: The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. This food is offered to any individual which falls within the self-reported income guidelines. You DO NOT need to meet the other eligibility guidelines listed at the bottom of this page.
FREE RESOURCE STORE: Certified Individuals/Families (not open to the public) are eligible for free items per month to include: clothing, furniture, decor, housewares, linens, shoes, and more!
NETWORX: NETworX is a national movement to measurably reduce poverty at its holistic core, not through well-doing for others, but through well-being together. This program replaced Bridges to Success/Circles in the spring of 2021. NETworX is individuals and communities seeking together to build intentional relationships through education and love of neighbor as well as love of self.
DRIVE TO THRIVE: This program provides low to no cost vehicle maintenance/repairs to clients of the Christian Mission. Routine maintenance services will increase safety, prevent parts from breaking, and larger issues from arising. Our goal is to help alleviate financial strain and keep clients on the road in order to maintain employment, attend medical appointments, etc.
SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT PROGRAM: This program exists to inspire HOPE of recovery, walk with people on their recovery journey, dispel myths surrounding mental health & substance abuse disorders, provide education, tools, & resources, and help individuals identify and achieve goals. We have a Peer Support Specialist on staff who has lived experience of recovery from substance abuse and/or mental illness. Community members of ANY income level can schedule an appointment with our Peer Support Specialist. (Appointments can be made offsite for anonymity). Other substance use resources available: treatment scholarships, harm reduction resources, free naloxone for those at risk, Narcan training, AA/NA referrals, and grief support.
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM: Seniors in need of assistance are paired with a companion (volunteer) who gets to know their grocery needs. The Companion shops for their Senior in our Client Choice Pantry and delivers groceries to their door! Many of our companions have long-lasting relationships with their Seniors and check in on them regularly.
FREE TAX PREPARATION (VITA): We offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including people who generally make $58,000 or less, persons with disabilities; and limited English-speaking taxpayers. The Christian Mission is a VITA site and is staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals. VITA services are not only free, but they are also a reliable and trusted source for preparing tax returns.
In order to receive services, Individuals/Families must first certify, please see the list below of items you should bring with you on your first visit (or return visit if your last visit was before July 1st of the prior year).
1. Proof of Residence (a piece of mail addressed to you within the last 30 days)
2. Picture ID
3. Social security cards for all household members
4. Proof of income for all household members
For full services, individuals/families must reside in Zip Codes: 28115, 28117, 28166, 28123, 28125 or 27013.
Contact Beth, Intake Specialist for more information on our services at: firstname.lastname@example.org