Fresh Start / B.E.T.H.E.L. Ministries
is a proud member of
A consortium of like minded faith based thinkers
dedicated to helping the needy of Richmond
emotionally, materially and spiritually.
THE BRIDGE VISION STATEMENT
To see ministries network together to share information, resources, and encouragement to all who are serving the poor and disenfranchised.
THE BRIDGE MISSION
To work hand in hand and heart to heart with others who are committed to seeing lives and our city transformed by the love and redeeming power of Jesus Christ.
Members Listed in Alphabetical Order
The Bridge Established October 15th 2005
ACTS (Area Congregations Together In Service)
Compiling community outreach service mission guide of area churches
Partnering with William Byrd House
Nancy Warman Director of Servant Ministry/Coordinator of ACTS
St. James’s Episcopal Church
1205 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
355-1779 ext. 33
Paul Steele 643-2717 / firstname.lastname@example.org
A Fresh Start For Single Mothers And Their Children
Community Outreach Mission Project
Unique faith-based program designed to provide an environment of positive support for single mothers and their children where they will find encouragement, education, spiritual enrichment, positive personal growth, hope for daily living and the future.
(8 week program plus grad. program/ Bible study/ special children’s curriculum)
Designed for single mothers from a variety of life situations: divorced, never married, widow and grandmothers raising grandchildren alone. All income level, races, faiths and denominations welcome.
Current initiative to is promote new program locations on a local and national level. Several locations in Richmond with additional in development across united states..website for more info
P.O. Box 29463
Richmond, VA 23242
www.whatsnextfreshstart.org / email@example.com
B.E.T.H.E.L. Ministries (helping women attain and maintain self-sufficiency)
PO Box 29463
Richmond, VA 23242
Another Chance Housing, Inc. Graham Beach – administrator -874-0948
811 West Lancaster Road, Richmond, VA / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Exodus House is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to ex-offenders and their families through the love of Christ, to assist those in the program with successful Re-entry back into mainstream society. The program offers a very structured Christian environment in which each house member plays a significant role in the progress of the entire house.
Chain Of Change- Cindy Brookshire / Project Coordinator-804-678-8955
PO Box 70717, Richmond, VA 23255-0717
Amy Reynolds / Programs Coordinator -746-LINK (5465)
Christian Counseling and Training Center, Inc.
3602 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221
Andy Redford, Executive Director, 804-358-1343
“Celebrating 25 Years of Service”
Cross Over Ministry
Providing health care, promoting wellness, and connecting the talents and resources of the community with those in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
Healthcare for the uninsured 4 Clinic Locations
Larry Bartenstein-Faith Community Liaison
108 Cowardin Avenue, Richmond, VA 23224 / Phone: (804) 262-3585 ext. 102
Daughters Of Zelophehad
Faith based holistic transitional housing program for women in crisis
to serve women after release from prison.
Paula Parker- 714-0007 / 714-0151
PO Box 36027, Richmond, VA
Jean Williams 804-329-7800
Embrace Richmond/ Caritas Works
Embrace Richmond/CARITAS Works
1125 E Commerce Rd
Richmond VA 23224
Tela Vanessa Williams
3623 Thrushwood Way, Chester VA 23831
425-7749 / 868-5827 cell / email@example.com
Faith Baptist Christian Academy
Leahna Sullivan. Administrator / firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of F.I.R.S.T. Contractors Inc. is to prepare young adults for life after foster care and/or court services systems, through job readiness and life skills management training.
Larry L. Lindsey, Director
Barbara Baker, Case Manager
804-329-9669 (phone) / 804-329-7514 (fax)
5200 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226-1633
288-3431 ext. 13
Building Marriages and Strengthening Families
FTF Vision: In an effort to reverse the trend of destructive relationships and to strengthen the infrastructure of our community, First Things First of Greater Richmond (FTF):
-Advocates for a strong, healthy, life-long marriage
-Promotes active involvement in their children’s lives by both mothers and fathers
-Works to prevent out-of-wedlock pregnancies.
From the Heart
Hand Knit items donated to local hospitals, charities and foreign missions
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry - Woody Fisher- 804-652-1264 / 804-218-9253
Chaplain at the Henrico County Jail. Good News provides Chaplains to jails and prisons at no cost to the facilities in which we serve. We are supported by churches and individuals in the communities in which we serve, and we do not accept any funds from the local, state or federal governments so that we can have a greater degree of liberty in sharing the Gospel in an unhindered manner. I concentrate my efforts primarily to address the needs of those who are in the facilities, but I am also involved in assisting them in making the transition back into the community when they are released.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 70282, Richmond, VA 23255 / email@example.com
Helping Hand Foundation
Hand knit and crocheted items of warmth for infant thru middle school
Donna Gaydick-360-4279 / firstname.lastname@example.org (prefers you use phone for contact)
12120 Rutgers Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Helping Hands Women’s Outreach Ministries
Alice C. Washington-276-3139 / email@example.com
P.O. Box 13292
Richmond, VA 23225
Hood Temple A.M.E.Zion Church
Robin Hatch- firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Mission projects for her church
Y.O.G.I. – 320-5734 Program in City of Richmond, Department of Justice
The YOGI Program is a six-month case-management program for adjudicated delinquent and status offending youth ages 13.5 and under. The program incorporates assessment, community referral, competency development, behavioral-monitoring and skill building activities for youth and parents that address risk factors for poor family management, discipline and control practices.
The primary objective is to halt the youth’s further involvement with the juvenile justice system through the provision of services to the family from a holistic, therapeutic, strength and community-based perspective. YOGI Program goals are to reduce delinquent behaviors, improve youth’s academic progress, mental health functioning, family stability, and to provide community activities for youth and their families.
Rosalind Battle - email@example.com
Let’s Read Inc that is in a number of Richmond public schools
Building Our Community By Connecting With Books
3229 Idlewood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
726-8501 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Living The Dream, Inc.
804-321-8246 / email@example.com
Making It Happen
10415 Tamworth Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
804-303-3177 / firstname.lastname@example.org
New Deliverance Evangelistic Church Prison Ministry
6225 Newington Drive
Northside Outreach Center
3076 Meadowbridge Rd.
P.O. Box 16129 Richmond, VA 23222
Butch Johnson- email@example.com
Charlotte Flowers firstname.lastname@example.org
Debby Todd Disneynut9@aol.com
Lynne Baker email@example.com
Northside Outreach Center is a small faith based, one year old ministry planted in the Highland Park area of the Northside. Our mission is to see community transformation of these properties, starting with the transformation of the lives of the people. Trying to bring affordable housing to this community and all that is needed to facilitate this. Reaching out to the kids and teenagers, working in two of the local schools to help in anyway that we are asked.
Mission: Community Transformation
- Clothes closet, emergency food pantry
- Biblically base substance abuse program
- GIRLFriends – Teenage girl ministry
- Young Men of the Word – Teenage boy ministry
- Bible Study – Thursday night with trainees at Boaz & Ruth
- Park Evangelism
- Mentoring/Tutoring in local schools
- KICK – Kids In Christ’s Kingdom –Friday night church for elementary age children
- NOAH – Northside Outreach Affordable Housing
Joyce Minor -804-346-0197 / www.prisonfellowship.org
Prison Fellowship’s mission is to seek the reconciliation of prisoners to God, family and community through the transforming grace and truth of Jesus Christ. We partner with the local church reaching out to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families by developing ministry teams which focus on the needs in a specific geographic area. Richmond and surrounding counties are a primary focus.
Moses Wright -substance abuse
Richmond Midnight Basketball Program
Life skill workshop participation = activities for children / teens
Cultural enrichment and fieldtrips
an indispensable program for the city’s under-privileged youth. It combines the joy of athletic competition with life skills programs for young men and women. The league’s goal is, To create youth sports as a tool for social change and to allow the underserved become productive members of society.
206 E Clay St suite D
Richmond, VA 23219 - 804-782-0700 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond Offender Re-Integration Ministry Council
The Richmond Offender Re-integration Ministry Council is a council of Christian Leaders focused on improving the delivery of Prison Ministries within the greater Richmond area Body of Christ. The council intends to be the central focal point for all prison ministries and attempt to connect the Richmond area churches in a manner to avoid duplication, share resources, bring needs into the limelight, and make better use of existing ministries. Additionally, the council will facilitate the delivery of aftercare services to reentering Christian offenders, ministries and programs for families of the incarcerated and serve as Criminal Justice advocate with local and state governments.
1604 Oakengate Lane
Midlothian, VA 23113
Spotlight Richmond ~ website focusing on good works in Richmond, volunteer opportunities, education and nonprofit links and Random Acts of Kindness
Karen Hannon PO Box 70982 - 804-874-4591
2117 Turtle Run Drive #7 Richmond, VA 23233
S.T.E.P.-Strategies To Elevate People
Tim Cole 804-648-7552
1900 Chamberlayne Avenue
The Faces of Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive in-home fitness, nutrition, and prevention program for children who are dealing with overweight issues.
Our Vision: To educate children and their families about healthy options and encourage personal empowerment, such that together we make significant strides toward preventing and
fighting childhood obesity.
Our Mission: To guide children and their families toward a healthier lifestyle by encapsulating physical fitness and nutrition education with knowledgeable experts in the home. We want to educate, equip, and empower our children to a healthier lifestyle.
The Faces of HOPE Healthy Options Personal Empowerment
“FIGHTING and PREVENTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY”
PO Box 35229
Richmond, VA 23235
The Resource Connection, Inc
Joanna B Frank
Church families Advocating for strong partnerships to improve quality of services for children and adults with disabilities.
Mechanicsville Christian Center
8061 Shady Grove Road
Mechanicsville VA 23111
804-746-4303 x360 / email@example.com
United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond
400 West 32nd Street Richmond, VA 23225
Dave Cooper-804-231-9285 www.umumr.org. / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. N. David Cooper is the Executive Director of United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond. Drawing from an extensive former career in heavy construction administration and management, experiences as Minister of Christian Education, chaplaincy in a retirement center and hospice, and urban ministry work in Atlanta and Richmond Virginia, he is engaged with implementing a region wide urban ministry initiative in Richmond Virginia. He has provided vision for and led the development of Libertad, a process based plan to create and sustain socially, economically and spiritually just small business enterprises that incorporate a job skills training program. He advocates for a balanced approach to ministry and business, seeking social, economic, and spiritual returns on investments. Rev. Cooper serves on the Financial Obligation, Housing, Financial & Community Resources Subcommittee of the Virginia Prisoner Reentry Policy Academy Reentry Pilot Project. He has studied under former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and is passionately invested in replacing punitive justice with restorative justice.
URBAN MINISTRIES HOTLINE
An e-group of over 1000 subscribers in the Richmond area that is used as a communications link for promoting ministry, events, outreaches, and for letting others know about needs and resources that can help others. To subscribe, email Gwen Mansini at email@example.com There is no charge.
The Way of The Lord Church Ministry
Rev. Jeanette Phelps -474-4367 / firstname.lastname@example.org
William Byrd Community House
224 South Cherry St., Richmond, VA 23220
643-2717 ext. 317 / www.wbch.org
Women Inspired To Transform
Stabilizing life force for women in crisis transitioning to wholeness
Specializing in women coming out of prison and rehab / mentoring program
Muriel Miller Branch- Phone: 323-1303 or 306-8494
Branch Founder—Chairman of Board
3677 Forest Haven Drive, Richmond, VA 23234
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Jordan 226-1540 / email@example.com
Women of God Walking In the Light Ministries
Helping Communities Become Financially Independent
Programs available for adults and at-risk youth in low to moderate income households
Erica Harper President-804-868-8134
918 Derrymore Road, Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 523-8071 The same number will be used for the fax as well.
(804) 519-7676 and ask to speak with Tamara Taylor or Erica Harper.
WOVEN (Women Of Value in Every Nation). Our mission statement is “through education, helping women and their children fulfill their destiny of greatness.” We conduct conferences, then help establish women’s resource centers where women can come for follow up and get their needs met through small groups after the
288-3431 ext. 13