Whether sitting on the rocky foundation of a soon-to-be church in the Yucatan, around a table making a budget work at HomeStretch, or huddled on a carpet square in the Aspen Pointe Community Center, something deeper than just doing an activity is taking place. Relationships are being built upon mutual trust and respect. This is what Mission Outreach is all about.
The Child Development Association (CDA) provides affordable childcare and early learning programs that enable the preschool children of low-income working families in our community to make a great start toward a bright future. The CDA also provides a variety of parent support services, including parenting education, information and referral, counseling, emergency assistance, and a comprehensive nutrition program.
Volunteer Contact: Yehymmy Mora, 770-992-4006 x: 222
Columbia Theological Seminary exists to educate and nurture faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world. Its special mission in the service of the Church, and especially the Presbyterian Church (USA), is to educate women and men for leadership in ordained and lay ministries by offering graduate degrees, certification programs, and lifelong learning opportunities; to attend diligently to both text and context; to keep learning as a community of scholars and practitioners together; and to provide theological resources through an exceptional faculty, library, and campus facilities. Columbia Theological Seminary is located in Decatur, Georgia.
The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Fulton. Immediate housing combined with an empowerment program are designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward housing self sufficiency.
Every Woman Works, Inc. moves women from dependency to self-sufficiency by changing lives daily. Each day, the Professional Job Readiness Center empowers, educates, and presents employment opportunities to women struggling with poverty, homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, extended unemployment, and rebuilding their lives after incarceration.
Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb is a nonprofit network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness, one family at a time. They provide temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
Since 2000, RPC has been engaging with communities in remote towns and villages of Guatemala. Our outreach has focused on children and families served by the Chulumal and Utatlan schools in Chichicastenango and Quiche. Early on, we recognized that some families needed financial assistance to provide a Christian education for their children. Pam Munoz, our missionary who oversees the scholarship program, carefully identifies each scholarship child, knows the family's circumstances, and provides updates on the selected children. During the school year (January through October), sponsors receive cards and letters from the children they sponsor.
Habitat for Humanity - North Central Georgia is an independently run and operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International covering North Metro Atlanta. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Volunteer Contact: Vernita Gibson, 770-415-1633
HomeStretch guides homeless working families with minor children in North Metro Atlanta toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing life-skills training, mentoring and supportive housing. Roswell Presbyterian Church was the first organization to become involved with the HomeStretch mission, generously paying a year's rent for the first HomeStretch family.
Volunteer Contact: Susan Busch, 770-594-9202
RPC's mission to Kenya came about through our relationship with our good friend and RPC missionary, Zablon Kuria. Our gifts support the Tumaini Bethany Children's Home and School and the Roswell Presbyterian College for occupational training in tailoring and dressmaking, accounting, computer skills, carpentry, hairdressing, cosmetology, and the Nakuru West Suburb Nursing College. RPC contributes to R.O.C.K. Bridge Ministries and the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Nakuru West Parish, in their outreach to families and orphans in the region, including homeless street mothers and children supported by the Nakuru 3:16 program that empowers these women to become self-sufficient so they can eventually provide for their families.
The Refugee Resettlement program works with New American Pathways to provide critical resources to newcomers from foreign lands to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. New American Pathways is a new organization created on October 1, 2014, by the merger of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) and Refugee Family Services (RFS). This organization provides complementary services ranging from initial resettlement to literacy, employment, youth education and school services, and immigration and citizenship assistance.
Volunteer Contact: Judy Smith, 678-522-0826
North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to preventing homelessness of individuals residing north of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell). NFCC assists families with basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, clothing, and adult education classes during short term emergencies.
Volunteer Contact: Sharla Calloway, 678-387-4471
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia is a Christian ministry providing exceptional services to enhance the quality of life for senior adults. A statewide ministry serving more than 1,000 residents on five campuses with a sixth campus in development.
The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta is a supportive network of 100 churches and over 400 clergy with the mission of helping each to be the best it can be - to connect, equip and empower congregations and people to carry out their missions - especially those objectives particular churches cannot accomplish alone. The focus of our presbytery's missional life is connecting congregations to each other and to the larger church of Jesus Christ to be a witness to his life and ministry in the world.
Founded as a Presbyterian ministry in 1875, Thornwell Home for Children is a joyful Christian community, offering hope and wholeness to children and families. Its goals are to provide loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children, to offer an opportunity for healing by providing proper healthcare and mental health counseling for every Thornwell child, and to offer Thornwell's children hope for a successful future by providing educational support and teaching self-advocacy.
Since the late 1990's, Roswell Presbyterian Church has enjoyed a strong relationship with people in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and skilled team members have worked with them to build Presbyterian churches along with school classrooms in remote areas in this part of the world. RPC members have also provided assistance to improve water supplies for the village residents and for agricultural uses.