Serve

Our church has a wonderful history of reaching out to those in need, in our local community, as well as abroad. Our congregation has assisted families left homeless by Hurricane Katrina; sustained vital programs close to home, such as Los Niños Primero, the Community Action Center, and Clifton Sanctuary; and helped establish a sister church and school in Lusaka, Zambia.  Our church is blessed to be a strong, constant presence both in our own community and across the world.

 

Family Promise

Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb is a nonprofit network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness, one family at a time. We provide temporary assistance, hospitality, and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. Our interfaith, nonsectarian network brings the faith community together to help our community’s families regain housing, independence, and dignity in a time of need.

The Mount Vernon B’Nai Torah partnership houses up to four families for four weeks every year, who would otherwise be homeless. This is a hands-on service project and there are volunteer opportunities available for people of all ages. Many families or groups choose to host dinners together, some families or groups of friends come to help get the accommodations prepared. Individuals who are unable to give their time to give foodstuffs or gift certificates. Usually each session needs volunteers for many volunteer positions. Dinner hosts, evening hosts, and overnight hosts. We also ask for volunteers to provide meals for our guests as well as stock our pantry for the session. The covid pandemic has changed things! Our families are staying in place at another of our host congregations and we are supporting them financially with grocery and gas cards rather than our usual hosting and providing meals and fellowship here on our campus.

• Assisted 456 families and Individuals with referrals, hygiene items, gift cards, counseling, and food items.

• 121 children outside of our rotation received services.

• Referred 34 families to Hope Atlanta for housing placements

• Graduated 6 families in our rotational program

• 3 Cars donated

• Assisted families with $3,301.26 in car repairs

• Assisted families with $ 1064.00 in childcare costs

• Received $92,200 in grant funds, a 186% increase from 2019.

• Prepared 32 Grant applications

• Increased over 200 contacts to our data base

• Over 100 new likes & followers on our social media sites

• Developed and funded 3 new programs to assist families with basic needs upon entering the program and aftercare

Click here for more information on the Family Promise Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund.

If you have any questions or would like to add your name to our email list please email familypromiseatlanta@gmail.com or see Moira Speirs.

Los Niños Primero (“Kids First”)

For twenty one years, Los Niños Primero has provided educational support for underserved, Latino preschool students, youth and their families. Programs are offered in Sandy Springs, Roswell, and Hapeville, Georgia. Los Niños Primero prepares children and families to flourish in the public school system. The preschool children receive instruction in a rigorous, summer academic program and year-round Saturday school sessions. Leadership and civic engagement programs are offered to our youth and adults. In summer 2021, Los Niños Primero served 300 students from all over metro Atlanta in their Virtual Summer Academic Program. Due to the pandemic, the organization held it’s programs virtual but will now begin to open back up to offer in person programming. 
 

For more information, visit the Los Niños Primero Organization website or contact Maritza Morelli (404)285-6653 or Ashley Lewman (404)483-6065

 

Community Assistance Center (CAC)

CAC responds to the emergency needs of local residents. This interfaith co-operative was founded by MVPC and housed here for its first 18 years. It is supported by 28 member congregations in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody area.

Assist in the office, food pantry or thrift store, or volunteer to teach an adult education class.

CAC Food Donations – Thanks to all who have stopped by the church to drop off non-perishable foods for the Food Pantry at the Community Assistance Center. The bin will remain outside the entrance door to the office wing at the church for the foreseeable future. Most needed foods include canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, and canned pastas but all non-perishable foods are welcome. Plastic, paper, and reusable grocery bags are also needed and may be left in the bin also. If you are unable to bring your donations to the church, please contact Carol Beckman to arrange a pick up at your home.  Donations can be left outside your front door to respect social distancing guidelines.

Visit the CAC website here.

email: info@ourcac.org

Tel. Business Office 770-552-4889 Helpline 770-552-4015

Garden Presbyterian Church and School

Church members travel annually to meet the teachers and visit with students in the first through sixth grades at Garden Presbyterian School in Lusaka, Zambia.   Our church supports this school by funding the teachers’ salaries and providing materials.  While in Lusaka, church members also visit Crisis Nurseries and observe many other programs of the Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE). www.childreneverywhere.org

Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church | We are a Presbyterian Church in the Atlanta area filled with love and energy an inclusive congregation committed to spiritual growth through worship, study, fellowship, & service.

 

Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church | We are a Presbyterian Church in the Atlanta area filled with love and energy an inclusive congregation committed to spiritual growth through worship, study, fellowship, & service.

AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students)

Befriend a foreign college or grad student for a year or host one in your home during Christmas vacation. www.amis-inc.org

Stirred-Up Ministries

A ministry serving at-risk youth in inner-city Atlanta. Stirred Up Ministries’ mission is to walk with these youth and to show them they are loved, they are worthy and have a reason to hope for the future. P.O Box 170577 • Atlanta, GA 30317 www.stirredup.org  email: stirredup@stirred-up.org

Clifton Night Hospitality

Prepare and/or serve dinner to the homeless on the third Sunday evening of the month. For more than 25 years the doors of Clifton Sanctuary have offered a place of rest, shelter, healing and support to the homeless men of Atlanta. www.cliftonsanctuary.com