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 the months of May and June, we will be serving along side Looking Upwards:

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/

We are looking for volunteers to help us in the following ways:

Craft Night with the Ladies
Ladies, this is an exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with the residents of the 20 Dexter Street group home in Newport. Craft supplies will be provided, we are only looking for 3-4 women to help on each night.
Please click the “Craft Night” button below to sign up:
Group Home Pavers Patio
We have completed a paver patio seating area for the residents at a local Looking Upwards group home!  This patio will tremendously bless these residents for many years to come!.
Golf Tournament Assistance on Friday, June 23rd
We are looking for people to work a 2 hour increment of the Looking Upwards annual fundraiser at Green End Country Club, Friday, June 23rd from 9am – 3pm. Breakfast set up, hole-in-one witnesses, etc. 
For more information on the tournament, visit:
Sponsoring the Looking Upwards Golf Tournament.  
Contacting local businesses to request either 3 levels of Sponsorships – Tee Sponsorship ($125), Event Sponsorship ($500) and Luncheon Sponsorship ($2,000)
If you’re interested in sponsoring, visit:

Thanks to all the volunteers who served Newport County YoungLife! Please enjoy this video summary of how we were able to help!

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