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Validated Missions

Validated Missions are organizations the presbytery supports through its mission giving.

Organizations apply for validation and are evaluated annually in a rigorous process that includes on-site visits by an evaluation team. The presbytery in validating these organizations commends them to our congregations and members as worthy of your mission support.

For further information about these organizations please contact them directly at the numbers below or contact Thom Hood, Associate Executive Presbyter for Mission Outreach at 314.772.2395 x3012.

Validated Missions:
Witness to Jesus Christ by presenting the claims of Jesus Christ leading to reconciliation and new life and participating in God’s activity in the world through service to others in meeting critical human needs.

Validated Missions also provide opportunities for Presbyterians to participate in their ministries through volunteer opportunities and mission interpretation to congregations.

These organizations have been validated by the presbytery for 2002 and were supported financially by presbytery mission money:

Alton-Godfrey Youth Collaboration
100 Lovejoy Lane, Alton, Illinois 62022
Provides after-school and summer programs for middle school students to enhance their safety, academic achievement, and social well being.

Beacon of Belleville
P. O. Box 23468, Belleville, Illinois 62223
An organization of local churches operating as a social ministry clearinghouse to mobilize Christians to care for others. The clearinghouse links persons in need with church volunteers for person to person help to move from dependance to self-reliance.

4385 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
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Provides safe, adequate housing and housing services for pesons living with HIV/AIDS.

Transitional Housing Corporation
401 Darst Road, Ferguson, Missouri 63135
To prevent homelessness and provide supportive services for persons who have been homeless by allowing them to move from homeless shelters to transitional housing and then to permanent housing.

Lydia’s House
P.O. Box 2722, Saint Louis, Missouri 63116
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Provides safe affordable housing in a confidential location for mothers working toward self-sustained housing and self-supporting employment. Provides continuing education and support to residents' understanding of the nature of domestic violence while affirming their self-worth, dignity, and self-esteem.

Isaiah 58 Ministries
2149 S. Grand Blvd., Saint Louis, Missouri 63104
An ecumenical ministry of five local congregations on the near south side of St. Louis communicating God's love to persons in need through of meeting emergency needs, employment counseling, summer programs, and creative caring.

Joint Neighborhood Ministry
2911 McNair, Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
Promotes the transition of families toward greater independence by providing Christian-based supplemental and emergency support services and educational programming to an at risk population.

Community Based Family Resource System
6420 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117
Assists families in developing and reaching goals that support a healthy lifestyle and prevent child abuse.

Maplewood Richmond Heights Community Church Cluster
2934 Marshall Ave., Maplewood, Missouri 63143
Increase awareness and understanding of health, improve health status by changing health behaviors, reach out to the vulnerable and needy, facilitate creation of healing environments in the community, serve as instruments of God's healing through faith life.

Youth Enrichment Program - West Presbyterian Church
5872 Maple Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63112
Impacts the academic progress and personal development of the youth in and around the community of West Presbyterian Church.

Berea Soup Kitchen
Saint Louis, Missouri

Helping Hand of Potosi
102 East High Street, Potosi, Missouri 62664
Provides survival skills, emergency food, temporary housing, and employment training for a lead-belt community struggling against high unemployment and the resulting stress on families.

Southampton Presbyterian Church After-School Program
4716 Macklind, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109
Provides socialization for low income, minority, and refugee youths through mentoring relationships with adult members of the church, computer literacy, and latchkey care for children whose parents need a safe place when school programs are not in session.

Steelville Community Child Care Center
Box 775, Steelville, Missouri 65565
Provides professional childcare to address the developmental needs of children. Provides a Christian witness and enhances self-esteem.

United Gospel Rescue Mission
421 W. Pine Street and 508 Cherry Street, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63902
Upholds the cause of Christ through providing housing, clothing and food to those in need in Poplar Bluff and the surrounding area. Housing and meals are provided for 24 men and six persons living in the family dormitory.

18535 Old Highway 66, Pacific, Missouri 63069
Provides shelter, meals and comprehensive support services for up to two years to St. Louis county homeless women with children who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Foster Care Organization
111 North 7th Street, 6th Floor, Saint Louis, Missouri 63101
Provides new socks and underwear to all foster children on request in order to give them dignity and ensure proper hygiene.

North Side Team Ministry
908 East Grand Blvd., Saint Louis, Missouri 63107
An interfaith community organization committed to the development of social and economic stability and advocating equality and justice for all the residents of Water Tower community of north St. Louis.

Pregnancy Resource Center
10425 Old Olive Street Road, Suite 7, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105
Provides presentations in high schools, middle schools, and churches in greater St. Louis to promote the "Best Choice" program and increase the number of students who commit to postponing sexual activity until marriage and/or later in their lives.

Project Hope
4700 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois 62205
An ecumenical ministry doing advocacy and community organizing around crucial issues in the poverty community with creative leadership development, nursing home, housing, environmental, and urban gardening programs. Acts as an agent of God's reconciling love to provide decent, affordable housing for all, jobs for the unemployed, empowering the hungry to feed themselves, and eliminate the causes of poverty, and restore faith in the church.

Uni-Pres Kindercottage
564 Veronica Ave., East St. Louis, Illinois 62205
Provides day care, social development, physical, cognative and spiritual assistance to people in need. Jointly sponsored with the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Community Helping Hand
3770 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044
Assists those with limited or no financial resources through referrals and some financial assistance in times of crisis, and incentives for families and individuals to provide for themselves through employment assistance and the "neighbor to neighbor" program. Assesses the incidences and needs of families with children who live in motels in the community.

The Emergency Assistance Ministry (TEAM)
160 Taylor Road, Hazelwood, Missouri 63042
Assists need individuals in Florissant and Hazelwood with food, rent, mortgage, utility, pharmacy, and clothing.

World Impact, St. Louis Job Alliance
3108 N Grand Blvd., Saint Louis, Missouri 63107
Moves persons from dependency to self-sufficiency by teaching them that true wellness is through Jesus Christ. Partners with area churches and businesses to help unemployed and under-employed individuals find gainful employment.

Violence Prevention Center
P. O. Box 831, Belleville, Illinois 62222
Prevents domestic violence by providing emergency shelter for victims fleeing domestic violence. Provides counseling, job placement assistance, education and programs for children including play and art therapy.

Gibson Recovery Center
1112 Linden Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Provides substance abuse treatment services and assistance to those afflicted with abuse and addiction diseases and their families without regard to ability to pay. Includes assistance for TB and HIV testing, perscriptions, basic dental and optical care, and housing assistance for the homeless and families of limited means.

Southeast Missouri Family Violence Council
P. O. Box 934, Farmington, Missouri 63640
Provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual assault including physical, emotional and spiritual needs through crisis intervention and case management, and education for professionals and community members to increase awareness and improve services.

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