Diocesan Outreach Ministry

In order to provide ideas and references, this page offers a directory of online information on diocesan outreach ministries that respond to special needs.  Please send additional references to Ralph Spence.

Humanitarian Aid
African Palms, USA - the unique mission of turning an African Product (a simple palm cross) into a source of income and humanitarian aid for Africa founded in 1965 - Maryland
Dominican Development Group - a partnership of several dioceses for the development of the Dominican Church to further its development and to make the Dominican Church self-sufficient - Western Louisiana
Five Talents International - is an initiative seeking to combat poverty in the developing world, equip the poor with business opportunities and affirm the value of work and the dignity of every human being - Virginia
The Amani Development Organization - a community-related and Christ-centered ministry with the people of central Tanzania. The ministry includes - Water Resources, Agricultural/Horticultural Development, Social and Spiritual Development, Health and Nutrition - Montana

Family Assistance
The Children's Mission - a ministry for city children and their families seeking to enrich children's lives through books, art, music, worship, loving adult attention, table fellowship and pastoral care - Connecticut      
El Buen Samaritano - seeks to participate with low-income and working poor families in building a sense of community and partnership providing some needed services - Texas
Seamen's Church Institute - a pastoral outreach to mariners and their families on the Ohio, Cumberland, and Mississippi rivers providing pastoral care for crew and family members and support for projects - Kentucky
St. Mary's Services - Domestic and international adoption services for children of all races providing placement and maternity counseling as well as birth parent support groups - Chicago

Community Programs
Episcopal City Mission - a faith-based ministry promoting social and economic justice for the urban poor and oppressed working through congregations, community organizations and the diocese - Massachusetts
Episcopal Community Services - not-for-profit social service provider that serves people of all faiths offering a wide spectrum of social services to people in need - Philadelphia
There also individual diocesan web pages for Episcopal Community Services - MinnesotaPhiladelphia - Northern California

Homes and Shelters
Aging/Older Adults - this page lists several residential, assisted living and nursing care facilities for adults that are continuing-care communities offered by the diocese - Los Angeles
Austin Street Centre - a residential, pastoral-care program centered around an atmosphere of a Christian caring community for those who may wish to get off the street for a few days - Dallas
Cathedral Shelter - serves the very poor, including many involved in the criminal justice system, providing food, clothing, furniture and services including emergency housing assistance - Chicago
Episcopal House - provides housing for the elderly in a Christian atmosphere of concern in which elderly residents can live independently with dignity, peace and blessing - Bethlehem
Our Little Roses Home for Girls - a place where love and acceptance are provided to help break the cycle of poverty in the lives of once destitute girls - Honduras

Episcopal Schools
National Association of Episcopal Schools - an independent non-profit organization that assists those who serve Episcopal schools, start-up committees, and diocesan school associations
Wooster - Connecticut   Saint Stephen's - Florida   Sweetwater Academy - Florida   St. Martin - Georgia  
St. Timothy's - Maryland  All Saint's - Mississippi   The Cathedral - New York   Doane Stuart - New York   Canterbury - North Carolina   St.Timothy's-Hale - North Carolina   Christ Church - South Carolina
St Andrew's-Sewanee - Tennessee   St. Luke's - Texas   St Andrew's - Texas 

Special Needs
Cathedral House Re-Entry Program - offers a creative, non-traditional approach to the challenges confronting a newly recovering alcoholic and/or addict based on spiritual issues - Maryland
The Deaf Ministry - offers a wide range of services and public worship services for deaf people including a full pastoral ministry and signed Holy Communion Services - Western North Carolina
Ridge House  - founded by the ecumenical prison ministry KAIROS to serve the criminal justice population through prevention, intervention and treatment of addiction to encourage positive re-entry into society - Nevada

Ministry Lists and Directories
Congregational Ministries - ministries supported by the Church Center staff working in partnership with congregations, dioceses, provinces and organizations to respond to unique and diverse needs - Church Center
Jubilee Directory of Outreach Ministry - The mission of Jubilee Ministry is to make a direct and dynamic link between our theology and ethics "the talk of our faith and the walk of our faith" - Church Center
Other Resources - this page includes a list of "unofficial" ministry resources providing a wide range of information and perspectives along with other official web pages and resources - ECUSA Web Site

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