Grace Chapel is proud to partner with the following organizations in our community:
Homelessness is an issue in Forsyth County and is not just for drug addicts and alcoholics. Cumming Home Ministries (CHM) was birthed in 2010 because of one such man in a tent. Since its inception, CHM has provided a Christ-centered home to over 150 homeless men needing and wanting to make positive, long-term changes in their lives. Since 2010, CHM has been the ONLY free-admission transitional housing ministry in Forsyth County assisting homeless men. Over a period of nine months CHM helps men stabilize, grow spiritually, and learn to trust the Lord and Savior, in a safe, loving and caring Christian environment.
Forsyth County Family Haven was incorporated in 1989 for the purpose of providing safe temporary shelter, individual crisis support and referral services for victims of violence. The Mission of Family Haven is to provide comprehensive services to individuals and their children who have experienced family violence, to educate and train the community on the issue of family violence/sexual assault, to increase self-sufficiency and to reduce recidivism. Our services are free of charge to all victims of domestic violence regardless of age, sex, race, and creed, marital and socioeconomic status.
Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. serves families who are experiencing homelessness. In cooperation with community churches and volunteers, they provide a safe place to stay and meals, along with programs and supports to help the families gain or regain sustainable independence. Each family works on personalized, weekly goals to provide them the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. Each family is also provided a mentor who will continue to work with the family beyond graduation to be a support and a link to additional services they may need.
Georgia Agape, Inc. is a faith-based, nationally accredited, not-for-profit, social services organization which has been providing services since 1970. Agape is licensed as a “Child Placing Agency” by the Georgia Department of Human Resources and is accredited by COA (Counsel on Accreditation). They are supported by the Churches of Christ in Georgia, caring individuals, foundations and corporations. Their mission is to provide professional social services as a compassionate Christian outreach to children, families, and individuals in order to enhance their prospects for a better and brighter future.
Helping the Elderly
Today, seniors need help more than ever. About 20% of the population of Cumming, Georgia are seniors aged 65 or older, 34% of whom are living alone. Helping the Elderly is a not-for-profit ministry whose mission is to provide assistance with home improvements or repairs for elderly individuals who may not be able to complete or pay for these tasks on their own, using qualified workers and support from local churches and the community. In 2017 this ministry was expanded to include Backpacks with Love, an initiative to distribute backpacks with needed essentials to the homeless. With your help, we can improve their way of living.
Next Generation Focus
Next Generation Focus Incorporated (NGF) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on education and youth development. Their mission is to equip next generation leaders by providing educational, relational, and financial resources, in part by providing low-cost, grade-appropriate, and individualized tutoring and enrichment in reading, mathematics, and STEAM according to school district standards. Their vision is to foster a community where children and youth are able to reach their full potential and become contributing members of society. They believe that education empowers students to be successful in school, career, life, and society.
Meals by Grace
Meals by Grace (MbG) is a Christian Ministry that has been serving families since January of 2011. It received its official 501c3 status in March of 2014. Vetted through county social workers for food insecurity, MbG is a unique community driven organization delivering meals to individual homes. MbG utilizes multiple sources of food in addition to the Feeding America network through both the Georgia Mountain and Atlanta Community Food Banks. MbG operates 6 of every 7 days per week including a weekly service/delivery day and two community pantry days.
The Place of Forsyth County is a nonprofit social service organization that has passionately served residents of Forsyth County since 1975. The Place assists resident families with emergency basic needs in difficult times, including financial emergency assistance, clothing, food and many additional support services. In addition, The Place also operates a thrift store on-site that provides affordable merchandise to the public. Through their services to the community The Place is changing lives in Forsyth County, Georgia.