In its campus with six cottages, Christ’s Haven provides a warm, loving, Christian environment for 48 children in need of basic care to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Additional care is provided for children in foster care in off-campus homes. Medical and dental care, counseling, and tutoring as needed, are provided in a warm and loving home under the care and guidance of full-time house parents.
As a steward of God’s blessings and resources in our community, GRACE demonstrates compassion for those less fortunate by providing assistance to the needy. Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and other vital necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency. The philosophy of GRACE is that encouraging self-sufficiency will, in turn, encourage community cohesiveness.
The Community Storehouse serves Disadvantaged Kids & Families in Keller ISD with a variety of services for education , from reading and school supplies programs, to well-being, help in nutrition, clothing and health care. Their goal is to not only keep children in school, but to help them year-round to succeed there.
The Clubhouse for Special Needs
In our community, there are programs for special needs kids 12 and under and programs for adults, but ages 13-22 were a forgotten age group until The Clubhouse for Special Needs began. There are over 3,000 junior high and high school young people with intellectual challenges in three school district in our area. Their mission is to provide a safe and fun place for teens and young adults with mild to moderate, intellectual/physical challenges — opportunity for education, socialization, and independence in a recreational atmosphere.
Roanoke Food Pantry
The Roakoke Food Pantry assists families in need year round, primarily women and children, although help is given to any and all members of our community that are in need. Most of our families live in the NISD area. On average, the Roanoke Food Pantry helps provide 75 families a month with food. In addition, they help with: Clothing, Health/Hygiene supplies, Medical/Dental care, Utility payments, Furniture/Appliances.
Operation Christmas Child – Samaritan’s Purse
The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world. Since 1993, the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 100 countries. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Operation Christmas Child expects to collect another 9.8 million shoebox gifts in 2013. Individuals, families and groups fill empty shoeboxes with gifts of toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. During National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25, 2013, Samaritan’s Purse will collect the gift-filled shoeboxes at more than 3,500 drop-off sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Presbyterian Night Shelter – Angel Tree for Veterans
Presbyterian Night Shelter has one of the most successful transitional housing programs for veterans in the United States, preparing them for permanent, independent housing within 24 months. With semi-private facilities, veterans can prepare their own meals and have separate recreation, as well as access to showers, laundry services and a computer lab. Presbyterian Night Shelter works with Veterans Affairs to secure and retain employment for homeless veteran clients, move them into permanent housing and eliminate or minimize barriers to continued self-sufficiency.