Amirah New England is a faith-based nonprofit organization located in the Boston area that strives “to provide a refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community on their journey toward lasting hope.” They do this by providing safe homes for those that want to break free from sexual exploitation, mobilizing the greater community to create opportunities for healing, restoration and reintegration. Several members of our church community volunteer on a regular basis. Volunteer training is provided by Amirah.
The mission of Bridge of Hope is to provide women, who have been newly released from prison, a consistent, weekly mentoring program that is faith-based, transformative, and on-going to support them on their journey of recovery with the goal of successful re-entry. Members of the team lead a weekly Bible study at the Maris Center which is part of Women in Transition, a minimum security and pre-release facility in Salisbury, MA.
Each week we accept food donations placed in labeled baskets located in Fellowship Foyer and Heritage Hall. Acord is a nondenominational, green, grassroots organization staffed by more than 100 volunteers and supporting more than 3,500 client visits each year. The pantry serves the communities of Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Topsfield, Essex, and Manchester by-the-Sea.
We support our friends in Salem whose mission it is to end the crisis of homelessness. We do this in a couple of ways. Every Friday from 6:45-8:15 PM we gather around a large conference room table with residents to study the Bible, share our stories, and pray for each other. On the first and third Friday of each month, a team of dedicated volunteers travel to Lifebridge to prepare and serve a hot meal to as many as 85 homeless men, women and sometimes even children.