Year of Care

Welcome to the 2017 Year of Care!

The Year of Care is a year-long outreach ministry effort that will allow EFC to continue the work begun in 2016 of building deeper connections and relationships throughout Newport County. By working side-by- side with local agencies and support groups, we will continue our commitment to changing lives and making disciples of Christ through the work of our hands, the healing power of prayer, and our financial support. 

 

During November & December, we will be supporting Newport Housing Hotline! This is a small non-profit agency that provides assistance to people experiencing a housing emergency. To help fulfill the needs of those in our community, our outreach team has purchased knapsacks and toiletries. We need donations of new hats (purchased or handmade) to go in these knapsacks too! Drop your donated hats in the fellowship hall donation boxes by Dec 3rd!

 

Thanks to all the volunteers who served Lucy’s Hearth, Looking Upwards, YoungLife, and Aquidneck Island Christian Academy through the year of care so far!

Please enjoy this video summary of how we were able to help Newport County YoungLife earlier this year:

Over the course of this year we are supporting the following agencies:

Aquidneck Island Christian Academy is the only classical Christian school in Rhode Island. Their goal is to educate the children of Christian families in the liberal arts tradition of the West. Located on East Main Road in Portsmouth, AICA serves grades K thru 12th. http://www.aicaclassical.org/

Young Life is a multicultural ministry,  focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically-depressed areas. It is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Locally, Young Lives ministers to at risk/pregnant high school age girls in Newport County. https://newportcounty.younglife.org

Looking Upwards is a nonprofit agency that serves over 900 children and adults throughout Rhode Island. Offering services for adults with developmental disabilities, families of children with special healthcare needs and services in the local school systems. Their programs have one overall goal, to support people in leading rich and satisfying lives. http://www.lookingupwards.org/

Lucy’s Hearth is a 24-hour emergency and transitional shelter for mothers and their children who are homeless due to economic hardship, family crisis, divorce, eviction, and severe shortage of safe, affordable housing.  The primary goal is to foster independence and help the residents gain the life skills necessary to prevent future chronic homelessness. http://lucyshearth.org/

Founded in 1978 by Executive Director Jimmy Winters and his wife Barbara, the Newport Housing Hotline is a small non-profit agency that provides assistance to people experiencing a housing emergency. This agency is 100% donation based. Telephone 401-846-4896