Missions and Groups We Support

We support a number of different and various missions and groups throughout the Antelope Valley.

Below are some of the ones that we encourage you to look into, get invovled and support.

1. Antelope Valley Youth Support Association

PhoneFriends     (66.949.8662)

After School help line for K-8th Grade.  "We're there no matter what!"

Teen Talk Line   (661.949.8662)  A peer to peer help line for a place to talk about the challenges in life."

"When you need an ear, we're here!"

 

2. CROP Hunger Walk

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Watch for the Fall date, usually in October.

It is neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting.

We hope that many of you will join in walking together as we raise funds to feed the hungry.

The money raised by the walkers in the CROP Walk is entirely used to support the overcoming hunger efforts of Church World Services.

25% of the money raised will go to two area charitable organizations: Grace Resources and Lancaster Community Shelter.

Our church is one of the sponsors of this event.  Contact Joann Marshall if you'd like to be a walker.  661.942.0419

 

3.  Lancaster Community Shelter - Alt. site: Lancaster Community Shelter (2) 

As the only shelter of its kind for those who are homeless in the Antelope Valley, Lancaster Community Shelter has provided essential services to men, women and families since it opened in 1989. The program offers 30 days of emergency shelter or up to six months of transitional shelter for clients committed to working toward changing their lives.

During the cold desert winter, additional beds and motel vouchers are also provided to keep the homeless off the streets at night, the program uses a comprehensive approach to help clients. Because homelessness is often the result of diverse circumstances, including mental illness, emotional or psychological issues, lack of familial or community support, and unemployment, The Shelter strives to find long-term solutions to these challenges.

Through life-skills workshops, support groups, and referrals to outside services, Lancaster Shelter's professional staff help individuals and families stop the cycle of homelessness. The shelter recently added 14 transitional apartments for families. These 800-square feet apartments provide temporary housing for families on their way to independence and self-reliance.  

Administered by Grace Resources, the shelter is supported by and draws volunteers from a number of Lancaster & Palmdale Churches as well as from many individual citizens and civic groups.