The holiday season is one that brings out the best in all of us. Why not use that festive energy to help someone in need? Throughout Florida, many individuals and families turn to shelters and missions to get through the season. Here are just a few such programs that welcome volunteers to minister to some of Florida’s most vulnerable residents.
Clarita’s House Outreach Ministry, Inc. A non-profit program for the homeless and disadvantaged, Clarita’s House is a Christ-centered program based on biblical principles. The outreach team serves the homeless on the streets, in shelters, in the woods, and in motels in Orange and Osceola counties.
Metropolitan Ministries Metropolitan Ministries is a local, independent, faith-based nonprofit committed to providing hope. They’ve been doing it since 1972 through services for poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pasco Pinellas, and Polk Counties.
Clara White Mission The Clara White Mission was founded by Dr. Eartha M. M. White whose compassion for humanity moved her to action. The Mission has existed for more than 100 years, dedicated to serving the needs of the less fortunate in the Jacksonville, Fla., community. The Clara White Mission offers more than meals for the hungry and transitional housing for the homeless in Duval County.
Miami Rescue Mission Since 1922, the Miami Rescue Mission, Broward Outreach Centers and The Caring Place, have served the homeless and those in need in South Florida. The Broward Outreach Centers were first established in 1992. The Centers serve more than 1,300 men, women, and children each day. There are approximately 800 people enrolled in residential life-changing programs. At the heart of these decades of serving those in the greatest need are our core values: Compassion, Hope, Restoration, and Transformation.
Learn more about these amazing missions in the November/December 2017 issue of ONYX Magazine.