Community Partners

Americans Helping Americans in Appalachia

Appalachian Outreach, Jefferson City, Tennessee

Serving Grainger, Cocke, Jefferson and Hamblen counties, Tennessee – Appalachian Outreach strives to provide a wholistic community approach to service. Whether it is firewood for families who cannot afford to pay their heating bills, new roofs for dilapidated homes to protect them from the harsh weather conditions of the Appalachian region, or for emergency assistance for the area’s homeless population, Appalachian Outreach is there to help. To learn more about Appalachian Outreach’s programs, please visit http://web.cn.edu/ao/

Big Creek People in Action, War, West Virginia

Serving McDowell County, West Virginia –Big Creek People in Action assists the people of War and surrounding communities at every stage of their lives, whether as children through tutoring and educational assistance, adults through computer literacy and vocational training, or the elderly and disabled through home repairs and utilities assistance. To learn more about Big Creek People in Action’s programs, please visit http://www.bigcreekpeopleinaction.org/

Caring Hands Ministries, Cleveland, Georgia

Serving White, Hall, Lumpkin, and Dawson counties in northeast Georgia – Caring Hands ministry lives up to its name by providing short term and long term assistance to alleviate immediate, basic needs. Caring Hands puts those who come through their doors on the path to independence and self-sufficiency by addressing the needs of both the individual as well as the community as a whole. To learn more about Caring Hands Ministries’ programs, please visit http://www.caringhandsministries.com/

Come-Unity Cooperative Care, London, Kentucky

Serving Laurel County, Kentucky – Come-Unity helps those who oftentimes fall between the cracks of other aid programs by providing those in most need with supplemental food, dentures and eyeglasses, and even new bed sheets, linens, and furniture for those following a fire. To learn more about Come-Unity Cooperative Care programs, please visit http://www.come-unity.org/home

Cumberland Mountain Outreach, Beattyville, Kentucky

Serving Lee, Owsley, Wolfe, Estill, and Breathitt counties, Kentucky – Based in the heart of Appalachia, Cumberland Mountain Outreach operates a summer home repair program and also distributes donated resources such as furniture and appliances to those in need. Its goal is to bring those serving the home repair program and those being served closer together. To learn more about Cumberland Mountain Outreach programs, please visit http://www.cmoky.org/

L.A.M.P. Ministries, Gainesville, Georgia

Serving Hall, Gwinnet, Lumpkin, and Jackson counties, Georgia – L.A.M.P. Ministries provides the abused, homeless, angry and at-risk youth of northern Georgia with a source of new hope for the future. L.A.M.P. Offers counseling and case management services, emergency shelters with food, clothing, and other items, as well as referral services to connect young people with the help they need. To learn more about L.A.M.P. Ministries programs, please visit http://lampministryga.com/

Ocoee Outreach, Cleveland, Tennessee

Serving Bradley County, Tennessee – Ocoee Outreach works to reduce the dramatic effects of economic disparity in eastern Tennessee by connecting local churches to summer service opportunities such as building wheelchair ramps, distributing and sorting food for emergency pantries and working with area children. To learn more about Ocoee Outreach program, please visit http://ocoeeoutreach.org/

Of One Accord, Rogersville, Tennessee

Serving Hancock and Hawkins counties, Tennessee – Of One Accord serves a large area with wide variety of needs in a way that ensures dignity and respect for the most vulnerable. Its central distribution centers provide food, clothing, and furniture to those who need it while its mobile children’s food programs, summer food program for children and year round home repair teams allow them to reach out into the community. To learn more about Of One Accord programs, please visit http://ofoneaccordministry.org/

Christian Help, Kermit, West Virginia

Serving Mingo, Wayne, and Martin counties, West Virginia – Oftentimes, years of lack of access to proper dental care can leave residents of Appalachian with severely decayed teeth and painful gum disease. Frequently, the only solution is to remove most, if not all, of the rotten teeth, but the cost of dentures is prohibitively expensive. Christian Help, among other services, provides basic dental care and helps the people of West Virginia afford dentures, eyeglasses, and other needed services not covered by Medicare. To learn more about Christian Help programs, please visit http://www.christianhelpmingo.org/

Arms Outstretched, Stafford, Virginia

Serving Prince William, Stafford, and Fairfax counties, Virginia – While northern Virginia may be a place of great economic prosperity, the affluence of the area only makes the cycle of poverty that much harder to break for so many. Arms Outstretched serve some of the most at-risk members of the community such as homeless veterans, teens, and seniors by providing meals, counseling, and clothing to them, as well as fellowship and hope. To learn more about Arms Outstretched programs, please visit http://armsoutstretchedministry.com/