Samaritan Outreach Ministry
Deacon Cammie 303-933-3458
Samaritan Outreach Ministry is facilitating many projects locally (L), nationally (N), and internationally (I) in order to assist in serving the needs of God's children. The following report names the agency, and a brief description of the agencies your contributions are supporting...
Summary of Supported Agencies
- CANA (L/N): (Caring Association for Native Americans) is a Jubilee Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado and a non-profit organization formed in 1988 It provides emergency services to Native Americans sent to Denver for critical medical care, as well as long term support for chronically ill Native Americans in Denver. http://www.canadenver.org
- Denver Inner City Parish (L): The Denver Inner City Parish (DICP) was established in 1960 as a non-denominational, human service nonprofit organization. Its goals are to cultivate a resident-driven, spiritual, social and educational center for all ages. Our contributions help provide scholarship assistance for summer camp. http://www.dicp.org.
- Fall Festival (L): The Samaritan Outreach Ministry designated financial support for the expanded Fall Festival at St. Timothy's in recognition and support of our St. Tim's Youth Ministry's desire to extend invitations to children in the area and from homeless shelters.
- Homeless Awareness and Action Task (L): Rev. Cammie Houpt and other concerned citizens continue to work with a faith based task force to research and assist with funding for the unmet needs of local homeless individuals and families. Primarily funding is used for extreme weather shelter for the homeless in the south metro area. The homeless population in our area continues to grow. The majority of homeless are single parents with children. Statistics document that on any given night last year there were at least 723 homeless people in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties and 299 of them were children. There is no funding available to provide shelter in Arapaho and Douglas County. HAAT Force is actively seeking donations for shelter and emergency supplies to assist the homeless during extreme weather. Family Tree continues to act as their fiscal agent allowing them to use their 501c(3) license for tax deductable contributions and Love Inc has provided access to a web site to assist with communication. To date HAAT Force and has received support from private and public sources and continues to solicit funding support. http://www.haatforcesouthmetro.org
- House of Hope (L): Since 2001, as a program with in Family Tree, House of Hope's basic goal is to provide food, shelter and a safe environment to the ever-increasing number of homeless mothers and their children. The ultimate goal is to make a positive difference by assisting the families on the road to self-sufficiency. In addition to providing financial support, St. Timothy's community members assist with tutoring, facility improvement, and a monthly dinner. http://www.thefamilytree.org/
- Interfaith Community Services (L): With the philosophy of “a hand up, not a hand out" since 1964, this agency strives to support its clients in every phase of their climb to self-sufficiency and success. Serving over 800 clients this year, IFCS assists with emergency food supplies, clothing, back to school clothing and supplies, employment services, senior assistance and so much more. http://www.ifcs.org
- Mary's Hope (N): Founded by an Episcopal deacon, Rev. Diane Moore, and Sherry Niermann in 2000, Mary's Hope is an ecumenical ministry that offers education, resources, and spiritual direction regarding healing and recovery from the spiritual wounds left in the wake of profound childhood abuses and trauma. http://maryshope.org
- Shiloh House (L): Shiloh House was established by Steven and Vicki Ramirez in Littleton in March of 1987, to address the educational needs of abused, emotionally disturbed youth. It provides a nurturing, therapeutic and educational environment to those lives impacted by abuse, neglect and trauma. www.shilohhouse.org
- St. Clare's Ministries (L): This ministry, directed by Deacon Melanie Christopher, provides a weekly meal for up to 170 guests at the Episcopal parish, St. Peter and St. Mary. In addition to the Tuesday meal, a liturgical service celebrated by local priests and a clothing closet, maintained by volunteers from St. Timothy's Church and others in area strives to assist in meeting the needs of the guests they serve. Deacon Cammie Houpt assists with this ministry twice a month and welcomes the St. Tim's community to join her. http://www.stspeterandmary.org
- St. Francis Center (L): Evolving to meet the needs of adults for 25 years, St. Francis Center (SFC) is a refuge for men and women who are working poor and often homeless in the metro Denver area, providing services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness. The center serves between 600 and 800 guests on any given day. In addition to financial contributions, clothing and personal care donations are shared with guests and St. Tim's volunteers assist with services monthly. Ann Pontius welcomes new volunteers who are interested in serving at SFC. http://www.sfcdenver.org
- 32nd Ave. Jubilee Center (L): This ministry serves the Highlands community at Chapel of Our Merciful Savior, with a food bank, an after-school program, a health care program and a language acquisition program. Former parishioner, Ginny Grogan and Karoline Sorenson serve this community and are grateful to receive not only our financial support but also a portion of your generous Loaves and Fishes contributions. http://www.jubilee32.org/
- Colorado Haiti Project (I): (CHP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to extend aid to the poorest of the poor in a rural area called Petit Trou de Nippes, about 80 miles west of Port-au-Prince. CHP is supported entirely by donations from individuals and Episcopal churches in Colorado. The primary mission is with the Episcopal Mission of St. Paul's, to help provide education, vocational training, health care, nutrition and clean water within the mission setting. The eight United Nation Millennium Development Goals provide a framework for CHP's approach to developing all factors needed for a healthy, self-sufficient community: schooling, vocational training, microcredit lending, clean water and nutrition, and basic health care. http://www.coloradohaitiproject.org
- El Hogar (I): The mission of El Hogar, a project of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, is to provide a loving home and education in a Christian environment for abandoned, orphaned and hopelessly poor children, enabling them to fulfill their ultimate potential as productive human beings in Honduras. http://elhogar.org
- Episcopal Relief and Development (I): ERD is the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world and serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering. http://www.er-d.org
- Kenyan Children's Foundation (I): Founded in 1994 by a Littleton resident, Joanne LeClair, "… to impact people's lives through compassionate involvement with Kenya's street children." Since its inception, KCF has committed its resources (financial and volunteers) to providing basic human needs (food, shelter, clothing, medical services) and educational opportunities to homeless and destitute children in Nairobi, Meru, Mwingi, and Sultan Hamud Kenya. 90% of KCF's funding goes to completely supporting up to 52 children with all their needs. Several times a year Joanne hosts volunteers from all over the United States to assist in this life changing work. http://kenyanchildrenfoundation.org
- Nuba Water Project (I): Founded in 2003, the mission of NWP is to bring a better life to the people living in the Nuba Mountains of Southern Sudan by providing sustainable sources of clean water. This is a locally based organization that is creatively developing methods of obtaining not only potable water and related delivery systems but also developing methods of financially sustaining these efforts. Joyce Culwell assists in providing leadership to this successful ministry. http://www.nubawaterproject.org
- Operation Christmas Child (I/N): Since 1993 the mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God's love in a tangible way. More than 8 million children received shoebox gifts in 130 countries across the globe last year. In addition to the 205 shoe -box gifts and $368 the St. Timothy's community donated, Samaritan Outreach ministry designated an additional $200. to help defray the cost of shipping the boxes to Mexico and Haiti. http://www.samaritanspurse.org
- Vital Links for Humanity (I): While recognizing the universal need for continuing healthcare education and medical equipment to enhance the healthcare systems around the globe, VLH's mission at this time is to faithfully respond to the needs of 3 hospitals and orphanages near Lai Thieu, Vietnam and use the opportunities that come before them to share their Christian faith. Priscilla Franklin brought the needs of this agency to our attention. http://www.vitallinks99.org
In addition to our financial contributions, St. Timothy's Church community has donated perishable (vegetables from the Community Garden) and non- perishable food, toiletries, and clothing weekly to Interfaith, St. Francis Center, St. Clare's Clothing Closet and Bienvenidos Food Bank. Meals and cookies have been donated to House of Hope and St. Clare's Supper. Through Dorcas, over 95 layettes have been donated to Bridgeway, Douglas County Shelters, House of Hope, The Gathering Place, and 32nd Ave Jubilee Ministry. During Advent and Christmas 205 shoebox gifts were lovingly prepared and mailed through Operation Christmas Child. A caroling party at Cherrelyn Nursing Home provided the spirit of Christmas with 28 residents receiving gifts and all the residents being recipients of Christmas cards, ornaments, and cookies. Clearly the St. Tim's community is sharing God's love and giving hope to many for a brighter tomorrow.
The Samaritan Outreach Ministry meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5 PM in the parish office. Please join us with your ideas and energy or share them with Deacon Cammie. We appreciate all you do to help bring God's kingdom to reality on earth.