YEAR OF CARE
2017 was EFC’s Year of Care!
The Year of Care was 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.
Thanks to all the volunteers who served Lucy’s Hearth, Looking Upwards, the Newport Housing Hotline, YoungLife, and Aquidneck Island Christian Academy through the 2017 Year of Care!
Please enjoy this video summary of how we were able to help Newport County YoungLife:
View the Photo Gallery of service projects at AICA
Over the course of this year we supported 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-12.
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.
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.
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.
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