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is a comprehensive program that facilitates local communications between those in need and the organizations that can help them. We offer educational materials, counseling and instructions on available resources, referral services, and a network of solutions to help solve problems. When other resources are unavailable or have been exhausted, financial assistance is provided for heating, rental, utilities, mortgage, car, medical and prescription expenses.
is a program which helps displaced people who are in need of housing, short-term shelter or recovery assistance after a disaster. For a variety of reasons good people can find themselves without a secure place to live. House fires, natural disasters, unemployment and estrangement from family members are just a few of the reasons people can suddenly find themselves homeless.
is a program that provides transportation resources for people and logistical assistance for materials that can be used to help our community. This program exists to solve problems simply by getting people and materials from here to there.
is a program dedicated to reducing hunger in our community. We provide referrals to existing food banks and pantries in our area, and we also offer supplemental meals during the week to compliment these existing food assistance programs. Many existing food bank resources throughout our region are only available on a monthly or weekly basis.
is a referral program which helps children and parents find the resources and assistance they need. This program provides resource information on parenting, childbirth, and child rearing. Our “Go Green” cloth diaper program helps to reduce the financial burden of disposable diapers.
To change the course of at-risk children's lives by sharing the Good News, encouraging personal relationships with God, improving academic abilities, and treating each child as the person God created him/her to be.
is a program that gathers and distributes goods (i.e. household items, beds, used furniture, appliances, etc.) donated by the community and programs across the United States and stores them for a rainy day. The goal of this program is to collect and store materials ahead of time so that when hardships arise, we will be prepared to aid our community.
is an assistance and referral program that offers resources and compassion to anyone with an addiction. We have a variety of support mechanisms in place which are intended provide guidance to addicts and open pathways away from addictive behaviors.
is a program dedicated to assisting ex-offenders re-enter our community successfully, thereby reducing the rate of recidivism in Columbia and Montour County prisons. By offering a mentoring program to inmates (both before and after their release), we believe we can provide help and hope to people at a critical crossroad of their life. Mentoring includes helping develop self-worth, self-esteem, a positive work ethic and responsible daily living.
offers encouragement and hope through spiritual counseling to those who are lost and disconnected. Daniel’s Prayer team listens to concerns and prays, upon request, for clients and their circumstances. Spiritual resources such as the Bible and other written devotionals are provided to help guide clients in their daily spiritual life.
is a program that provides educational referrals and training assistance to individuals who need specific information at pivotal points in their lives. The “right” training at the right time can help land a job, avoid a family crisis, and build a solid foundation toward a better future.
is a program activated only in case of widespread disaster throughout Columbia and Montour Counties. AGAPE houses the Columbia County Volunteer Agencies Active in Disaster (CCVOAD), and works in conjunction with FEMA, PEMA, and other local disaster relief agencies. We serve as a hub unit for Mission Central disaster kits and materials.
is a good neighbor program that aides people who are in desperate need of some minor household repairs, but are unable to perform the work without some help. With volunteer labor, we can help if an elderly widow needs her porch repaired, or if an individual becomes wheelchair bound and their home requires some adaptations.