RAMA ROAD ELEMENTARY AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
OUR MISSION STATEMENT indicates that we are involved in missions, and we are involved locally, nationally, and internationally. One of the newest mission endeavors for Providence has been the Rama Road Elementary Afterschool Tutoring Program. This activity began in January 2009 after many years of tutoring at the Jackson Park Housing Project in West Charlotte.
In January 2009, a new Missions Center was constructed on our property. Two days a week, the children, with the permission of their parents, are transported from the school to the center for a refreshment break, some general group activities, and then one-on-one tutoring.
SOME OF THE COMMUNITY MISSIONS PROGRAMS IN WHICH PROVIDENCE IS INVOLVED ARE LISTED BELOW:
CRISIS ASSISTANCE MINISTRY is a community agency that Providence has supported for many years, financially and through volunteers. CAM partners with many faith communities and agencies in the community to provide the basics of every day life for individuals and family in Mecklenburg County. Website: Crisis Assistance Ministry
BUILDING COMMUNITIES, STRENGTHENING LIVES
A group of Charlotte churches has learned of a national ministry called Family Promise.
The Family Promise ministry has assisted over 100 communities in establishing Interfaith Hospitality Networks.
Each of these networks consists of 13 churches. Each of the 13 churches in a network hosts three or four families (but not more than 15 people) for one week, four times each year. The host church is responsible for supper, overnight accommodations, and breakfast. During the day, the families go to a counseling center operated by the local Interfaith Hospitality Network, and the children attend school.The program has been successful, with many families leaving the threat of homelessness behind them.Website: Family Promise of Charlotte
CHANGING LIVES FOR OVER FORTY YEARS!
Charlotte Rescue Mission (CRM) & Dove's Nest provides residential programs for homeless, jobless men and women with substance abuse problems. Theirr clients typically have few options available to them because they have no health coverage to help them enter a recovery program to realize a new life of sobriety. The professional recovery programs and additional services Charlotte Rescue Mission offers to support these individuals are provided to them at no cost.
Website: Charlotte Rescue Mission.org
MISSION: Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides training and job search assistance in the food service industry for people who are chronically unemployed or underemployed.
VISION: Community Culinary School of Charlotte is committed to helping adults who struggle with unemployment and underemployment achieve success in their careers and personal lives. As a result, our community’s need for trained, dependable employees in the food service/hospitality industry will be addressed.
Website: Community Culinary School of Charlotte
Providence has been involved in the "Room In the Inn" ministry for many years. This program provides overnight lodging and two meals in the Nalley Missions Center for homeless individuals in the Charlotte area during the fall and winter months. We are fortunate to have a number of dedicated individuals who have been involved throughout this time.. Sunday School Classes, families and individuals also volunteer meals and their time.
Website: Room in the Inn - Charlotte