Local Mission Opportunities Receiving Support from Grace Chapel
Center For Violence Prevention has a twenty-four hour crisis and referral line to assist in immediate needs. Trained personnel provide a wide range of references and resources. A home-like setting is designed to assist families that are in need of a safe environment. Services are in place to help these individuals begin a productive life, independent of abusive relationships.
Individual, family, and group counseling is provided by professionals. Education on domestic violence and related issues is provided to interested organizations and community groups free of charge. A safe day care is available for the children of mothers who are in shelter services.
Clothing and merchandise donated to the Second Chance Shop may be given to the shelter clients or sold in our retail store with all proceeds going directly to client services.
Volunteer Opportunities – Construction, retail support, facilitating life skills training, providing childcare
Hope House of Hospitality serves the needs of Mississippi's seriously ill outpatients who come to Jackson area hospitals for treatment of cancer. Lodging, food, laundry services and transportation are provided at no cost to guests. Bible study and prayer groups meet regularly.
- Food Pantry: pack boxes, donate food, have a food drive;
- Clothes Closet: sort & fold clothes;
- Helping Hands Garden: weed, mow, plant, harvest;
- Housing Repair: schedule a workday;
- Krista Cottage: schedule a workday, feed visiting volunteer groups;
- New Attitudes Classes: teach a class;
- Back to School: collect school supplies, donate to provide uniforms;
- Thanksgiving: collect food items, pack boxes, help with distribution of boxes.
MadCAAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families living in poverty in Madison County MS. MadCAAP was founded in 1985 by Sister Mary Grace McGuire who assembled citizens concerned about the needs of the large population of people living in poverty in Madison County. MadCAAP initially developed programs to address the urgent needs of education, housing and emergency assistance. These programs have continued to expand over the past 26 years. MadCAAP operates a Clothing Closet, Food Pantry, Housing Repair and Krista Cottage Program, Helping Hands Garden and New Attitudes Classes, and served over 3000 families in 2011. MadCAAP assists Grace Chapel during the Christmas season by identifying families in the Madison County for our Angel Tree Program.
Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread is a Stewpot-style program in Canton serving lunch to the working poor five days a week. Grace Chapel serves lunch on the fourth Monday of each month from 11:45AM until 1PM. For those interested or wanting a ride, please contact James Wilkerson at 601.519.8222 or the church office at 601.856.7223.
Wingard Home has been ministering to the homeless and needy of Jackson, Mississippi, since 1990. Housing is provided for women, children, pregnant teens, men, and whole families who are homeless, living in dire straits, displaced, or abandoned. They must be willing and able to seek and secure full-time employment and be willing to follow rules. Each person is taught how to work hard and meet their needs themselves (that way, they will never be homeless again). Wingard Home is funded solely by donations from individuals, private foundations, and corporations; it accepts no government funding of any type.
Jackson Stewpot is an Inter-Faith ministry providing for the basic needs of those who are homeless, and/or impoverished with an emphasis on children, and individuals who have mental and/or physical limitations, offering assistance with their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Stewpot provides a place for everyone to express their own ministry through volunteer efforts and/or financial contributions regardless of their faith, tradition, or personal limitations with the knowledge that everyone has something to offer their fellow man. Grace Chapel serves lunch at Stewpot each quarter.
Statewide Mission Opportunities Receiving Support from Grace Chapel:
French Camp Academy is a Christ-centered home and school and exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God. It is a safe, stable, healing place dedicated to providing a Christian boarding school and home experience in central Mississippi for young people needing an alternative place to live and learn.
Mission Mississippi works to encourage and demonstrate unity in the Body of Christ across racial and denominational lines so that communities throughout Mississippi can better understand the gospel message. Dolphus Weary, the Director of Development, has preached at Grace Chapel, and his wife Rosie has been our guest.
Pro-Life Mississippi is an organization of diverse and caring Christians who desire to reach Mississippians with the truth about these issues through education, political change and personal contact with those who threaten innocent life.
Natchez Children's Home
The mission of Natchez Children's Home Services is to provide a safe, stable, healing environment for children from families in crisis.
The mission of Palmer Home for Children is to reflect the hope and love of Christ by providing a stable, long-term Christ-centered home for children who lack an adequate family structure.
Chrisand Debbie Gibson (Hungary)
Werner and Lisa Schobesberger – (Austria)
Ben Mathes - Rivers of the World
For more information on how you can get involved in the Mission Work of Grace Chapel, please contact our church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.