Lenten Mission Project
This year for our Lenten Mission Project we have chosen three agencies in the Golden Triangle that serve children and adults: Contact Helpline, Safe Haven and Sally Kate Winters Family Services.
Contact Helpline serves the counties of Clay, Choctaw, Kemper, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Winston as a 24 hour crisis intervention and referral service. Contact is also an initial point of contact for an entire range of community resources. Volunteers are trained to listen with their hearts to assist callers through personal crises. This non-profit provides three basic services: a 24 hour faith based phone service; a reassurance program that seeks to meet the special needs of the elderly or physically challenged who are living alone and Contact A Friend, which is a service for children and teenagers to provide them with a resource that they may use to discuss difficult issues they may be facing in their lives.
Safe Haven is a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Victims services range from temporary housing to professional crisis counseling. Save Haven also provides a 24 hour crisis hotline, children’s programs, community educational outreach and volunteer program referrals. Safe Haven serves the counties of Lowndes, Clay, Oktibbeha, Monroe, Attala, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Montgomery, Webster and Choctaw.
With a mission to empower children and families to seek and experience an improved quality of life, Sally Kate Winters Family Services is a non-profit organization that offers social services and support to children and families throughout North Mississippi. The shelter was established in 1990 as a safe haven for children who have been traumatized by child abuse and neglect. In the years since, the organization has expanded to offer services to runaways and the homeless youth population in Mississippi through it’s Child Advocacy Center. SKW Family Services now offers four programs – the Emergency Shelter Program, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, the Transitional Living Program and the Child Advocacy Center.
We have several fund-raisers planned during the Lenten season to help raise funds for these three important missions. We will start off with our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper To Go! Be sure to sign up for a pick up time.