Families Together (formerly PLM Families Together) addresses the immediate housing needs of homeless families with children, as well as youth aging out of foster care in Wake County. Their services include short-term housing for families, placement in permanent housing, temporary rental and utilities assistance, life skills and financial literacy training, landlord connections, children's enrichment activities and referrals to job training, education resources, childcare services, health care and other community resources.
Families Together (FT) is unique in that they focus on keeping families together during times of crisis while connecting them with highly personalized mentoring, community services, and skill building. They position families for success through the positive relationships developed with dedicated professional staff that provides intensive, compassionate support.
For more information, go to familiestogethernc.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County - Lutheran Coalition Build
Following God's call, Habitat for Humanity's mission is to ensure that everyone has a safe, affordable place to live. Resurrection is part of the Lutheran Coalition where congregations work together to raise the funds and recruit the volunteers to build with future Habitat homeowners. After the walls are raised and the home is dedicated, partnering congregations quickly realize that they are not only building a home but creating a sacred community.
The 2018 Lutheran Build is in Crosstowne, a subdivision in southeast Raleigh. For more information, go to www.habitatwake.org/faith/lutheran.
Meals on Wheels, Wake County
Meals on Wheels serve 1,300 noontime meals every weekday to the elderly, homebound, and persons with disabilities of Wake County. Their outreach consists of hot meals to homebound individuals, communal dining for seniors in congregate dining rooms, and frozen meal service for dialysis patients and other homebound individuals in isolated areas. Over 2,200 volunteers help deliver meals Monday through Friday each week.
Meals on Wheels of Wake County was founded on February 12, 1974 with ten volunteers meeting at Hillyer Christian Church to deliver meals in downtown Raleigh. Since then over 9 million meals have been served in Wake County alone. Meals on Wheels of Wake County is associated with the Meals on Wheels America, which is comprised of over 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs and 800,000 volunteers in the U.S. dedicated to ending senior hunger.
For more information, go to www.wakemow.org.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry
Western Wake Crisis Ministry (WWCM) is here to help our neighbors when they are in need of food and financial assistance, job search assistance, and basic health screenings.
At WWCM, we are nourished by our roots in the Christian faith and strengthened by the diversity in our community.
They are located in the 540 Flex Business Park, at 1600 Olive Chapel Road in Apex. In addition to four part-time staff members, they are fortunate to have a steady team of generous and kind volunteers who are ready and able to serve.
For more information, go to wwcm.org.
Christian Library International (CLI)
Gently used Bibles and Christian books, CDs, and DVDs make a big difference in the lives of prison inmates. To donate, place in the blue CLI container by the mailboxes. Help fill the blue container!
For more information, go to cli.world.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)
We lift up the ministry partnership of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) and RLC. This year’s theme “Grounded in Faith” will highlight the partnerships that LCEF makes possible by investors just like you. As an example, through a partnership with LCEF, in the inner-city of Baltimore, MD, Faith and Work Enterprises has started a very unique ministry and outreach program of work force development in the form of manufacturing “Be Blessed” chocolate bars. This new ministry, as well as many others, have begun largely with the support of LCEF.
For more information, go to lcef.org. Please feel free to direct any questions to Mark Tomasevich, RLC LCEF Advocate.