River Valley Community Church has a ministry that is a combination of donations, full time staff, and volunteers. The charity and its partners, such as local churches, help people in low-income households get food to avoid going hungry. They can help with housing and find a job. No matter what it takes, River Valley Community Church is very flexible and will try to help or offer referrals.
The programs offered by the Lifeline Ministry are designed to meet the changing needs of the Grants Pass Oregon community. The program is currently run by a mix of paid staff and volunteers, with funding coming from area churches, private donations, and government grants. They also receive gifts from the United Way and other foundations.
The car ministry is a service that provides cars to people in need. This program uses volunteer mechanics and others from the community to help with car repairs. Churches may charge a fee for some services, but they can also help by offering free or discounted brakes checks, oil changes, tires, and lubes for people’s cars for work.
The Closet is only open a few days each month, usually during the day. The inventory available for people in need includes bedding, household supplies, new and gently used clothing, and free school supplies. The goods are donated by people in the community. The River Valley Community Church Clothes Closet is divided into categories:
There are locations where you can get clothing at the main campus and other places in Josephine County. This place has clothes for both adults and kids, and a lot of it is free for people who are participating in the program. This means that both men and women may want to consider wearing professional clothing when going to a job interview. School uniforms and supplies are available for students’ children as well.
The Furniture and Appliances component of the Lifeline Ministry provides furniture and appliances to families in need. The Community Church helps families in need by giving them donations of furniture and household appliances. The goods will go to people who have had a tough time because of floods or fires. The charity needs people to volunteer to drive and people with skills in mechanics to help make the program run better.
Lastly, the clothing center may provide general household items. Many people in the community donate money and food so that families who are in need can get what they need. There may be low cost or even free blankets, pictures, silverware, and more available for people in a crisis situation.
Some companies offer gas vouchers or bus tickets to low-income employees who have difficulty getting to work. River Valley Community Church helps families in need by giving them gas vouchers or access to car repairs. This is a limited time offer and is only available while supplies last.
Fish is an organization that helps families in need. They offer emergency services for families who are struggling. Some financial aid programs help people keep their homes by paying for things like rent and utilities. This can stop people from becoming homeless.
Since there is not a lot of funding, many community service agencies rely on a central information base that has information on different agencies and grant programs. This helps them get the resources they need. This information can help match people in crisis situations with the right agencies that can help resolve their issues.
The Outreach staff from River Valley Community Church gathers information about the surrounding area and connects it to the church’s programs. The team from the charity helps the family to become more independent by creating a stable environment for them. Coordinators help connect local schools, churches, non-profits and various agencies so they can work together and provide the best assistance possible. Some of the programs that clients can choose from are:
The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board is responsible for giving out grants that fund the EFSP. This is the service that works with applicants from River Valley Community Church. Since there is not a lot of money for the program, it is usually only available from February to June.
The resource helps people who are disadvantaged to get food, money for rent or a deposit, clothing and shelter. This means that the organization provides services directly to clients, or gives them referrals to other agencies that can help them. The government will help you with your rent or mortgage and your utility bills.
The Lifeline Ministry at River Valley Community Church provides free or low cost food to those in need. This food pantry is available for anyone in the community who needs it. The program is partly run by volunteers who provide education and access to resources throughout the county. These working poor clients have access to information on how to get help so they are not facing hunger.
If you need help, the charity will give you information about where to find food pantries, soup kitchens, and other services. The River Valley Community Church partners with many different local organizations that help those in need, such as Meals on Wheels, food pantries run by churches, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and others.
If you are a single woman, veteran, or homeless woman with children, you can find emergency shelter that is safe and secure. These clients who are either homeless or at risk of being homeless are given a safe place to stay, food, and access to shower and laundry facilities. The Lifeline Ministry offers services to help people become more independent and self-sufficient. Potential clients can come to the walk-in area and request a meeting with a social worker to discuss what services would be most helpful for them and to develop a plan for achieving their goals.
The Lifeline Ministry has a program where they provide trailers or mobile homes to people in need. This will help low income families or the elderly by repairing and fixing up their homes. Agreement to keep the home in good condition and up to date on rent is required for enrollment.
River Valley Community Church helps people with their employment and education. The WIA job placement program helps clients from all different backgrounds who want to be independent and have a stable life. It is a way to help guide someone else in their life journey by sharing your own knowledge and experiences in order to help them grow and improve in different areas of their life. This program helps people find jobs by working with local churches and government job centers.
The WIA is a government program that helps people find employment. The local centers in Josephine County will provide people with access to the computer lab, lending library, classroom space and the free clothes closet for work attire.
The River Valley Community Church and the Ministry are located at 405 NE 6th Street in Grants Pass, OR 97526. To speak to someone at the office, please call (541) 476-7761.