Family Promise of Grayson County
We provide food, shelter and support services to homeless Grayson County families with children as they regain sustainable independence. We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of hundreds of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent them from becoming homeless, and we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it. We work in the community, guided by experts . . . the people who live there and know it best. Our affiliate is nonsectarian. We welcome all guests. Our national organization welcomes volunteers from diverse backgrounds who represent nearly every faith in the United States. As a national organization of 200+ affiliates in 42 states, we have served more than 700,000 people, including tens of thousands of homeless families who found temporary homes at our Affiliates. Most of our clients are children. Our proven approach has helped nearly 80 percent of clients secure housing.
Our Vision: a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future together.
Covenant Presbyterian Church is a host congregation.
The hosting of families rotates weekly among a minimum of 13 Host Congregations in the Network. In turn, each host congregation provides lodging, three meals a day, and caring hospitality 3-4 times a year. There is always a need.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working locally and in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.
Families and individuals in need of decent, affordable housing apply for home ownership with their local Habitat for Humanity.
Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:
- The applicant’s level of need.
- Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
- Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.
As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.
Grand Central Station
Provide for the underserved
A hopeful and nourished community in Body, Soul, and Spirit
We provide food, clothing, tools for learning, advocacy, and life solutions, for our neighbors in need, in an environment of safety.
Grand Central Station’s The Dining Car is in need of a volunteer to help in the kitchen the first Monday of every month. Sue Raasch from our church and another person currently volunteer on that day but could really use a third person to assist. If you are someone who would enjoy meals for those who are hungry and would like to volunteer your help would be much appreciated.
Contact the church missions despartment if you are interested in volunteering.
The Joy Class
The Joy Class is a class for adults with developmental disabilities and features a specially designed curriculum which emphasizes spiritual development, successful relationships, church responsibility, and most of all, God’s love.
This Sunday School class meets each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Classroom of the Covenant Community Center (CCC) and welcomes adults with varying degrees of developmental disabilities and their friends. Join us for snacks, prayer, scripture and engaging lessons that meet the needs of individual students.
Class members are encouraged to attend Worship in the sanctuary of the main church building at 10:50 am. Joy Class may sit with family, caregiver, or their Joy Class friends during worship. A few times of the year, Joy Class members lead worship.
The Joy Class meets several times during the year for fellowship activities. Lunch, Halloween Party, bowling, and service opportunities are a few of the things the group has done in the past. Often these activities take place off of the church grounds.
Caregivers, friends, and family members of the Joy Class are welcome to join us!
Joy Class teachers are Vivian Burgoon, Sherry Davidson, and Terry Reese, along with many others in the congregation who help regularly.
Contact the church missions department for more information.