St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Local outreach partners
Peter Paul Development Center – www.peterpauldevcenter.org
The Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) is an outreach and community service ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia serving the Church Hill and neighboring communities. Their mission is to build a community of learners by engaging and challenging children, families and seniors in Richmond’s East End through programs that enhance academic achievement and promotes self esteem and lifelong self-sufficiency. St. Stephen’s is deeply involved with PPDC and provides financial support along with sending many parishioners to the center to tutor and volunteer.
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School – www.ajces.org
The Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School (AJCES) is an independent tuition–free faith based middle school for students of limited resources primarily from Richmond’s East End neighborhood focused on academic, social, and moral development to help students set their sights on college and service to others. St. Stephen’s supports AJCES financially and many St. Stephen’s members volunteer regularly at the school.
Fairfield Court Elementary School – www.richmond.k12.va.us
St. Stephen’s has a long standing and rich relationship with Fairfield Court Elementary School. We are deeply involved with the school through our many mentors, tutors, classroom assistants and lunch buddies that volunteer daily with the teachers, staff and children. Despite facing many challenges, the faculty and staff at Fairfield are committed to equipping their students with the fundamental skills and attributes needed to meet high expectations.
Communities in Schools - www.cisofrichmond.org
The mission of Communities in Schools (CIS) is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life. St. Stephen’s helps to support financially the full time CIS Site Coordinator position at Fairfield Court Elementary School. This coordinator is vital to the working relationship St. Stephen’s has with Fairfield School.
Child Savers – www.childsavers.org
ChildSavers provides comprehensive mental health and childhood development services that holistically embrace the needs of children and those who care for and educate them. St. Stephen’s supports ChildSavers Trauma Response Program (TRP). TRP provides immediate response to children in the aftermath of violent events at no cost to the client or client’s family. Many of these children live in the East End area of Richmond and are students at Fairfield School and The Peter Paul Development Center, two of the church’s primary outreach partners.
Church Hill Activities and Tutors (CHAT) - www.chatrichmond.org
CHAT is a Christian non-profit organization committed to serving youth in Richmond’s East End. The goal of CHAT is to create and sustain intentional communities that are dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk youth in Church Hill. Currently, Church Hill Academy, a private school for children who have been unsuccessful in public schools, and the academic portion of CHAT, holds its classes at the Peter Paul Development Center and in turn supports the Center and several of our other partners in the East End.
The Micah Initiative – www.richmondhillva.org/what/micah.html
The Micah Initiative is a partnership program between faith communities in metropolitan Richmond and the Richmond Public Schools for the purpose of supporting the education and the nurture of the children of Richmond. St. Stephen’s helps support the Micah Initiative financially as well as with our partnership at Fairfield Court Elementary School.
Freedom House – www.freedomhouserichmond.org
The goal of Freedom House is to empower and assist homeless men, women and children in their transition from street life to permanent, independent and self-sufficient living in the community. Services are offered that range from direct, life sustaining food and shelter to home ownership. St. Stephen’s partners with Freedom House financially and with volunteer time. Its proximity to our other partners in the East End means that Freedom House often serves Fairfield, Peter Paul and Cooper School families.
CARITAS - Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter – www.caritasva.org
CARITAS is the largest and most inclusive emergency shelter in metropolitan Richmond. The mission of CARITAS is to mobilize Greater Richmond through its partner congregations to protect individuals and families in crisis and empower those who strive for housing independence. St. Stephen’s supports CARITAS financially but we also host CARITAS guests one week each year at St. Stephen’s.
ACTS – Area Congregations Together in Service – www.actsva.org
ACTS mission is to help families and individuals in temporary financial crisis avoid homelessness. They pool financial resources from a network of interfaith congregations of which St. Stephen’s is one. While St. Stephen’s partners with ACTS financially, we also depend on ACTS to provide the in-take and case work that is necessary to assist those who contact St. Stephen’s in crisis. ACTS helps to relieve churches of the burden of those who call in financial crisis by allowing partner congregations to refer these individuals to them for assistance.
St. Andrew’s School – www.st-andrews-school.org
The mission of St. Andrew’s School is to educate children of limited resources through a balanced academic, social and spiritual experience, shaped by the Episcopal tradition and inspired by Christian faith. It is the only elementary school in Richmond that provides a tuition-free education to low income level families. St. Andrew’s is a partner with the Peter Paul Development Center for after school learning and summer programs, and the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School is now a middle school option for St. Andrew’s students upon completion of 5th grade. St. Stephen’s provides financial support as well as volunteers and board members to St. Andrew’s.
Boaz and Ruth – www.boazandruth.com
Boaz and Ruth, located in the center of Highland Park, has a three fold mission: provide training in leadership and life/work skills for individuals needing a second chance (primarily those who have been incarcerated), foster commercial revitalization for Highland Park, a severely blighted area in Richmond, and connect culturally and economically disparate communities across the Richmond metropolitan area. While not physically located in the East End, participants in Boaz and Ruth’s programs often come from neighborhoods we serve in the East End and can benefit from our mutual partnerships.
CrossOver Ministry – www.crossoverministry.org
CrossOver provides quality and compassionate health care to the uninsured and working poor in the greater Richmond Metropolitan area. In addition, the three clinics of CrossOver Ministry promote wellness and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ. St. Stephen’s helps to fund the medical programs of CrossOver and also conducts local medical clinics with CrossOver twice a year. We refer many individuals and families that we serve in the East End to CrossOver Ministries.
The Healing Place - www.thprichmond.org
The Healing Place is an organization established to provide shelter for homeless men and a long term residential recovery program for those who are chemically dependent. Services are provided at no cost to the client. St. Stephen’s supports The Healing Place with a financial grant.
The Hilliard House - www.hilliardhouse.org
Hilliard House is a one year transitional housing facility for homeless women with children located in the East End of Henrico County on Nine Mile Road. Women with children who are homeless come from across the city to Hilliard House and are referred there from Central Intake which is housed with our partner, Freedom House. St. Stephen’s has helped fund a Year Book that includes poems, stories and art work created by the children of Hilliard House.