Programs & Services
Individuals seeking help obtaining vital documents find comfort in this program. The Passages Ministry assists people in getting birth certificates and/or state ID's through direct service and vouchers. The short application process includes verifying the last 4 digits of the applicants social security number to help us track individuals who have benefited from our services, and a waiting period of 10-14 days for the application to be processed for local birth certificates. Currently, the application process is completed by telephone, email or through case worker referral.
Out of state birth certificates require a longer waiting period of usually 6 to 8 weeks, depending on individual states and requirements. We also assist in obtaining these documents for those born outside of the USA. Men, women and children are aided for the purposes of housing, employment, essential social services and entry into public schools. This process requires a scheduled office appointment.
New Beginnings Package
Jeremiah's Letter offers a package of household items for individuals and families that have recently obtained housing. When moving into a new home, often there is a need for basic essentials. Our packages include sheets, blankets, plates, cups, silverware and cooking utensils. (subject to availability). A phone call, email or referral from case worker begins the process.
Emergency Food Pantry
With a caseworker or agency referral, individuals or families may pick up a box of food that will feed them for several days. The pantry was not designed to be a long-term sustainable resource to the community, but rather address the immediate crisis with the aid of food, so energies can be focused on seeking self-sufficiency.
Individual prayer is offered to those seeking the affirmation and reassurance that only faith can provide.