Teen Challenge New England – We are blessed by a yearly visit from the Men’s Choir at this ministry and are privileged to offer financial and prayer support. Several of our members even provide yearly sponsorships. Teen Challenge is one of the oldest, largest and most successful programs of its kind in the world. Teen Challenge New England serves individuals and families in the six New England states and New Jersey by providing Christian faith-based, long term residential recovery homes for more than 400 adults & adolescents and outreach and drug prevention programs to children and youth in schools and local communities. Through Teen Challenge sons and daughters are restored and reunited with their once heartbroken families torn apart by their loved one’s past drug and alcohol addiction. There are thousands of individuals who have been helped by Teen Challenge in New England over its more than 40-year history. Each are living demonstrations that change is possible and that there is hope for you or your loved one. Their ministry is best described by their tag line: “Hope Lives Here…Freedom is Found Here…and Changed Lives Leave Here…” Learn more about Teen Challenge.
My Sister’s Place – Our congregation runs an annual “gently used” clothing drive to benefit My Sister’s Place – a unique family thrift shop located in the heart of downtown Ansonia, CT. All proceeds from My Sister’s Place support Birmingham Group Health Services’ Umbrella Program serving women and children who are affected by domestic violence by providing emergency shelter, counseling, therapy, advocacy, and other critical services that offer hope and help save lives. Learn more about My Sister’s Place.
ACT – Area Congregations Together – Our congregation proudly offers both financial and material support to this worthy organization which operates the only homeless shelter in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and one of the few in the state that welcomes families with children as well as individual adults. The organization now operates the Valley Food Bank Network and Spooner House, the homeless shelter. In 2009 alone, the food bank provided 104,000 meals and Spooner House sheltered a total of 248 men, women and children. Here’s more about Spooner House.