Strategic Ministry Partners
Children’s Hunger Fund
Contact: Dave Phillips, Mark Rodriguez, Tim Kirk, Jonn Blazey
12820 Pierce Street, Pacoima, CA 91331
CHF, a Christian nonprofit organization, works to alleviate the suffering of children in impoverished regions across America and around the world. Through strategic partnerships in targeted communities, CHF works to improve the lives of poor children and their families holistically, meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. CHF is well-known for program efficiency. Since 1991, Children's Hunger Fund has given an average of 99% of its revenue to programs serving children in need. Because every situation is unique, CHF responds through the following programs: Home Delivery of Food, Emergency Feeding Campaigns, Medical Clinics (Mobile and Permanent), Orphan Homes, Discipleship, Job Training, Disaster Relief, Clean Water, Community Development, Farming Training and Support.
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm at the CHF warehouse, help package food, supplies, and toys for the families less fortunate and in underdeveloped countries. For more information, visit www.childrenshungerfund.org
Contact: Kay Wilson-Bolton
848 East Main
Santa Paula, CA 93060-2734
Goal is to serve a balanced, generous, and nutritious meal to match any of the best home-cooked meals in town once a week for those in need in the community. Those would include the unemployed, the homeless, those earning a less than a living wage or who can’t make their income stretch to the end of the month, and even the lonely who just wish to share a meal in community with others. Providing this one meal can save money to go towards paying a utility bill, gas to drive to work, etc. It will also provide an opportunity for people to obtain information about other community resources. For more information visit: http://www.spiritofsantapaula.org/SPIRIT_of_Santa_Paula/Many_Meals.html
Union Rescue Mission
Contact: Andy Bales, Steve Borja
545 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Union Rescue Mission (URM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving men, women and children experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles.
URM provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to their guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children, and families.
For information on how to get involved, visit www.urm.org and find out how to fill out a Volunteer Interest Form. Upon applying as a volunteer, attend a Volunteer Orientation and get a tour of the Mission, an overview of their programs and services and how to get involved.
Join a group of students from The Master’s College each Friday night for an evening of outreach (Open Air Evangelism) in the Skid Row district. This involves handing out food and talking with the homeless and downtrodden residents of Skid Row. Meet under the Oaks at 8:00pm. Anyone is welcome to participate. Contact Haron Kaisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie Poole at email@example.com.
Contact: Tim Goddu
2001 South Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007
World Impact is a Christian organization dedicated to ministering God's love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making Him known. World Impact ministers cross-culturally to people unreached by the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism, follow-up, discipleship and indigenous church-planting. World Impact empowers urban disciples; training leadership for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
World Impact provides Christian elementary and middle schools, emergency food, clothing, medicine and shelter, Christian camping and retreats, job training, tutoring, sports and recreation programs, and medical and dental clinics. For more information, visit www.worldimpact.org. For volunteer opportunities in LA, call (323) 735-3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCV Pregnancy Center
Contact: Jeff Bennett, Angela Bennett
23838 Valencia Blvd., Suite 270, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
The SCV Pregnancy Center provides pregnancy tests, accurate information regarding options, confidential support and help from trained staff in order to find positive solutions in a caring setting, and confidential referrals in order to direct people to agencies for medical, housing or legal needs. The Center helps those considering adoption. The SCV Pregnancy Center is not an abortion provider and does not refer for abortion.
SCV Food Pantry
Contact: Belinda Crawford
24133 Railroad Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Los Angeles County is considered the hunger capital of the US, with over 8% of residents considered food insecure. A large percentage of households in Santa Clarita earn less than $29,999 each year and the mass majority of those who suffer greatest from hunger are children. Elderly often are forced to choose between purchasing the medications they require and food.
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry was established in 1986 by a small group of community volunteers. The SCV Food Pantry uses food donations from the community to provide supplemental food on a short-term basis to qualified local residents. For more information, visit www.scvfoodpantry.org
The Master’s College has created a community garden which upon rotational harvesting, all produce will be donated to the Food Pantry. Students are wanted to help tend the garden on a weekly basis.
Contact: Michael Hart, Carol Hart, Betsy Meenk
ZOE International Ministries, P.O. Box 221510, Santa Clarita, CA 91322
ZOE Children’s Homes is an international Christian organization that rescues children who are sold, or at risk of being sold, into prostitution slavery; orphaned, or victims of other heinous crimes and abuse. ZOE’s vision is to be an effective participant in ending human trafficking of children worldwide, and to go wherever children are at risk, to provide rescue, a hope and a future for them.
ZOE works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and supports and provides for children all the basic necessities of life. This includes, but is not limited to nurture, meals, shelter, education, hygiene items, medical, dental and emergency care, clothing and shoes.
For more information, visit www.gozoe.org or call (661) 255-7963 for a DVD and/or volunteer application.
For more information regarding internships, volunteering, or for questions regarding any of these initiatives, please email Campus Ministries at email@example.com or visit our office in King Hall.