Amazing Place – provide a safe, spiritual and nurturing program for older adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or similar dementia, and while offering respite, education and support to their caregivers and families. St. Martin’s hosts a Thanksgiving party each year for the clients. www.amazingplacehouston.org
The Beacon – a day shelter in downtown Houston providing the homeless with a meal, laundry services, shower facilities and assistance. St. Martin’s group is organized four times a year. www.chomhouston.org
Bo’s Place – is a non-profit, free-of-charge bereavement center offering multiple grief support services for children, families, and adults in their grief journey, and provides education and resources for those who assist people in grief. St. Martin’s volunteers serve dinner to these families throughout the year. www.bosplace.org
Child Advocates – advocates for abused and neglected children through the court, child protective and educational systems; makes certain these children are living in safe, permanent homes and receiving rehabilitative services. Volunteers decorate and fill Christmas stockings. www.childadvocates.org
Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) – assist the poor, hungry, disabled and otherwise needy; provides a Back To School and Christmas program for low-income children, emergency assistance for needy families, job training, and School Vision Screening. Volunteers organize and distribute food and clothing at Emergency Services and hold Food Drive in September. www.ccschouston.org
Church under the Bridge – Minister to the homeless in downtown Houston by serving a meal, serving as prayer partners and providing praise music for the worship service once a month. For more information contact Outreach Ministries.
Covenant House – provides services and shelter to homeless, runaway, “throwaway” and at-risk youth under the age of 21. www.covenanthousetx.org
DePelchin Children’s Center - is committed to meeting the needs of children as one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care and adoption services in Texas. St. Martin’s Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts for these children. www.depelchin.org/depelchin-childrens-center-services/
Elves and More – provide multicultural, impoverished children bicycles at Christmas. Volunteers needed to build bicycles in December. Minimum age requirement for volunteers is 7 years old. www.elvesandmore.org
The Furniture Bank- Cllects donations of household furnishing and provids them at no-cost to those in need. St. Martin’s hosts a used furniture and household items drive each year. www.fb-houston.org
The Gathering – serve Church members and others in our community who suffer with memory loss. The program provides a safe and loving environment filled with creative and stimulating activities allowing their care givers respite from the day-to-day care and often difficult support required. Volunteers serve this ministry on the 4th Monday of each month. Contact Outreach Ministries for more information.
Houston Food Bank/San Mateo Episcopal Church – Quarterly food distribution to hundreds of families in the underserved San Mateo community located in southwest Houston. Contact Outreach Ministries for more information.
Houston:reVision –works to transform the lives of at risk and gang affected youth by connecting them to positive adult role models; building a new community around strong, affirming peer groups; and preparing the youth for promising futures through education and jobs. Mentors serve these youth and a positive peer group meets each Thursday at St. Martin’s The Island. To register for reVision’s monthly orientation, click here. www.houstonrevision.org
Kids Meals—provides and distributes nutritious lunches to hungry preschool children throughout Houston. St. Martin’s holds two sandwich making projects each month. www.kidsmealshouston .org
Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church (LOTS)– ministers to individual living in the Houston area who are homeless and disadvantaged or in transition. St. Martin’s cooks and serves breakfast, and gathers clothing donations www.lordofthestreets.org
Open Door Mission – provide shelter, food, clothing and encouragement for homeless, addicted and disabled men. Christian mentors are invaluable in defeating chronic homelessness by helping the men find their way. www.opendoorhouston.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry— Knits shawls which are blessed and given to people in need all over the world. For more information contact Outreach Ministries.
Prison Ministry—partners with local churches in reaching out to prisoners, at the Carol Vance Unit in Sugarland, ex-prisoners and their families. Volunteers participate in a Christmas party at the Carol Vance Unit. For more information contact Outreach Ministries.
Seafarers Centers – for seafarers visiting the Port of Houston, the centers provide a safe and welcoming recreational and spiritual environment on land for those who have chosen the sea as their livelihood. St. Martin’s volunteers assemble and wrap Christmas boxes for this ministry. www.houstonseafarers.com
SEARCH Homeless Services - works to engage, stabilize, educate, employ and house individuals and families who are homeless. www.searchhomeless.org
St.Martin’s Blanket Ladies - make cotton flannel receiving blankets for newborn infants at local charity hospitals. It is estimated that over 45,000 blankets have been made by this group. For more information contact Outreach Ministries.
Westside Homeless Partnership—program designed to empower families with children achieve financial self-sufficiency and permanent housing through personal effort, education and growth. Volunteers serve dinners to these families during the month of June. www.westsidehomeless.org
Yellowstone Academy mentors help the children understand, through clear teaching and affectionate sharing, that reading enriches their lives. Click here to apply to be a mentor. www.yellowstoneacademy.org
Yellowstone Boys Scouts – the scouting program at Yellowstone Academy offers volunteers a chance to help with scout meetings, campouts and field trips. For more information contact Outreach Ministries.