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PRODISEE PANTRY: Prodisee Pantry is a faith-based non-profit community food pantry that has provided assistance to over 31,000 Baldwin County families facing hardship stemming from job loss, medical expenses, natural disasters and other crisis.

Website // prodiseepantry.org 

THE SHOULDER: A private, nonprofit, Christian drug and alcohol treatment center that opened in April of 1988. The Shoulder offers several residential and non-residential treatment programs for adult men wishing to recover from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

Website // theshoulder.org 

HOME OF GRACE: A recognized leader in drug and alcohol recovery. Founded in 1965, the Home of Grace offers a strong Christian faith-based program to meet the needs of those struggling in addiction.

Website // homeofgrace.org

LIGHT OF THE VILLAGE: Located in Prichard, AL, Light of the Village is a front-line, hands-on Christian ministry designed to share Christ’s message of faith, hope, and love to the inner city. They serve six days a week inside this community and strive to provide a consistent presence where the love of Christ can be discovered.

Website // lightofthevillage.org 

MCKEMIE PLACE: McKemie Place is a safe haven for homeless women. We currently have a 69-bed capacity and provide a place for women to temporarily stay overnight. Through the gracious assistance of dedicated volunteers, who prepare, bring and serve our evening meals, we are also able to serve dinner each evening to our Guests. 

Website // mckemieplace.org 

CARE PORTAL: CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to the attention of your local church.

You have a heart to serve. Child welfare workers are overwhelmed daily by the needs of children and families in crisis. CarePortal bridges the gap between children in need and churches who want to help. 

VICTORY HEALTH: Inspired by Christ’s call to heal the sick, Victory Health Partners seeks to provide affordable quality care to the many thousands of uninsured adults in our Gulf Coast community. Our partnerships are vital to the fulfillment of our mission. With a network of over 150 specialists ranging from cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, dermatologists, etc., the barriers that once blocked the path of our patients’ recovery are now removed so that they have the ability to receive the care they need.

Website // victoryhealth.org

MARY’S SHELTER: Situated on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mary’s Shelter was founded to address the needs of homeless pregnant women who are experiencing an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. Our mothers come to us with no one to help them, no money, and no place to live. Before hearing of Mary’s Shelter, many of them felt that their only option was to have an abortion. By providing them with a home during this difficult time in their life, we enable these women to say ‘yes’ to life for their unborn child. 

Website // maryssheltergulfcoast.org 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE: Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC helped lessen the burden for millions of families in 2017. 

Website // rmhc.org

UNDER HIS WINGS: In 2008, founding board member Dr. Lorena Hunt – a Fairhope, AL OB/GYN – became aware of the lack of options for families struggling with girls in crisis. In her 30 years working with women of all ages, she consistently realized the physical and emotional scars from unresolved pain experienced as a child or adolescent. Yet Dr. Hunt found too many gaps between the well-intentioned net of school counseling, church support groups, mental health agencies and court programs. These gaps were allowing precious lives to slip through and spiral out of control. Under His Wings – a name taken from Psalm 91:4 – opened its doors in June 2013 as a place for girls to find refuge, renewal and a restored relationship with God. 

Website // underhiswingsbaldwin.org

WATERFRONT RESCUE MISSION: Many people think of Waterfront Rescue Mission as just an overnight shelter, feeding and housing the homeless. However, we have locations across the Gulf Coast including the Waterfront Thrift Store in Foley, Ala. The Mission and its ministries address each person’s specific issues by providing personal, local solutions such as rescue and recovery programs, as well as veterans’ care and respite care.

Website // mobilerescuemission.org

YOUTH REACH: Youth-Reach Gulf Coast seeks to provide a fresh chance to young men ages 18-22 by introducing them to Jesus, giving them a quality education and teaching them valuable life skills. We offer a stable and healthy environment where residents can learn, grow and thrive. Facilitated by screened, experienced and respected staff members, Youth-Reach is a long-term program intended to heal past wounds and restore families. 

Website // youthreachgc.org 

BIG FISH: Big Fish Ministries provides short term emergency shelter and long term residential Christ Centered Recovery.

Website // bigfishministries.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Website // habitat.org

WOMEN’S CARE MEDICAL CENTER: Offers pregnancy assistance with a care closet providing diapers, car seats, cribs and clothing. Counseling includes pregnancy counseling, abortion risks & info, STD facts & info, adoption education & referrals, and parenting classes. Abstinence education covers 7th & 8th grades, High School & College. And restoration ministry provides post-abortion recovery class and a Bible study focusing on restoration for women. These volunteers are focusing on ministry and saving lives. 

Website // womenscaremedicalcenter.org

WOMENS RESOURCE CENTER: With several locations in Mobile, the mission of the Women’s Resource Center, a faith-based ministry, is to provide medically accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and other related services.

Website // wrcmobile.org 

ROSE CENTER: Based in Mobile, Alabama, The Rose Center is a drop-in center for young women who are severely at risk for trafficking or already being exploited and it provides services ranging from job preparation, to group counseling, individual therapy, and more. The Rose Center serves as a bridge between the life of trafficking and the long-term care she needs to live an empowered life. 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. They fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention. All so people can live longer — and better.

Website // cancer.org

FRIENDS OF INTERNATIONALS: Friends of Internationals (FOI) is a Christian organization open to all students on the campus of University of South Alabama. The goal is to make every person feel valued, welcomed and to build meaningful relationships across cultures and nations regardless of age, race or religion and to “Make Friends Around the World“.

Website // foimobile.org

WINGS OF LIFE: a non-profit, faith based, life recovery center empowering individuals and families through spiritual enrichment, education and personal responsibility. We offer a 90-day residential alcohol and drug recovery program for men and women. Our program includes intense, Bible based teaching and life skills training in an atmosphere of excellence and honor. Graduates may also be eligible for transition, extended-term and ministry training programs.

Website // wings-of-life.com

ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES: Ecumenical Ministries is a non-denominational, comprehensive social service agency providing aid to low-income families and individuals in Baldwin County, Alabama for more than 45 years. We address the urgent financial and material needs of our clients and provide a hopeful path to self-sufficiency and long-term economic stability. 

Website // baldwinemi.org

TEEN CHALLENGE: In 1958, one man started what would become one of the oldest, largest, and most successful programs of its kind in the world, Teen Challenge International. David Wilkerson began the initiative as an outreach to drug addicts and gang members in New York, writing the bestseller The Cross and the Switchblade detailing his experience. In the decades that followed, Teen Challenge evolved into an international faith-based drug rehabilitation program with one of the highest success rates in the world. Wilkerson passed away in 2011, but his ministry continues to grow, with over 1100 centers worldwide helping tens of thousands of people each year. 

Website // altar.org 

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