Additional Outreach Partnerships
Christ Church provides monetary support for several local, charitable organizations through the Outreach Committee. The history of these organizations includes long-term, highly active leadership and involvement from many Christ Church parishioners, both clergy and laypeople. To learn more about the services provided by these organizations, please refer to their websites.
Favor House — www.favorhouse.org
FavorHouse of Northwest Florida is a domestic violence center serving Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. FavorHouse shelters and crisis lines are staffed 24 hours a day, year round. Victims, their families and those who are assisting them may call for help at any time – (850) 434-6600.
Loaves & Fishes — www.loavesandfishessoupkitchen.com
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen serves approximately 4,600 meals to the homeless each month. This agency also operates an Emergency Family Shelter for up to 10 families in short-term crisis situations.
Pathways for Change — www.pathwaysforchange.org
The mission of Pathways for Change is to help families build productive futures by teaching them how to live free of drugs and crime. The core programs of Pathways for Change include Men’s Residential Treatment, The Family Center, and the Clinton Cox Residence for women in addiction recovery.
United Ministries — www.united-ministries.com
In 1987, Christ Church played a major role in the founding of United Ministries. Leaders of Christ Church, both clergy and laypeople, were key motivators in bringing together a group of local churches to establish a central location where families in crisis could receive assistance in a caring, comforting atmosphere.
The primary focus of United Ministries is to reduce the level of crisis for families with dependent children overwhelmed by the lack of funds for rent and basic utilities. United Ministries also serves as a clearinghouse whereby staff and trained volunteers inform client families about accessing community resources such as job coaching, vocational training, household budgeting, public transportation, medical care, and mental health counseling.
Foreign Mission Projects
At the international level, via the Outreach Committee, our parish sponsors activities such as the “March Madness” project to support ministries conducted through the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund. Presently, the Outreach Committee is exploring various opportunities for on-site foreign mission work.