Partners in Ministry

The Partners in Ministry Designated Offering Program at Grace is one of the ways that we are Reaching Out in Christ's Love. Each month, we pass the plate for an organization that aligns with our Mission, and about whose mission our members and friends feel passionately. Our impact is doubled thanks to the Grace Foundation, who match every gift dollar for dollar, up to $2,000/month.

Dec 2020: Rise Against Suicide

Rise Against Suicide believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they deserve. Founded as Second Wind Fund of Boulder County in 2009, the organization changed its name to Rise Against Suicide in 2020.

 

Rise Against Suicide provides access to funded counseling services for at-risk youth struggling with suicidal ideation in the geographic areas included in Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District.

 

Youth up to the age of 19 who are at elevated risk for suicide, uninsured, or underinsured are eligible for funded counseling services through Rise Against Suicide. The organization receives referrals from private and public elementary, middle and high schools, community social workers, psychologists and mental health professionals, hospitals, and mental health facilities.

 

Within hours of receiving a request for help, at-risk youth can be connected with qualified, private therapists. This immediate response is unique to Rise Against Suicide.

 

Be a light in the darkness for our local Boulder County youth. Give the Gift of Mental Health through their Holiday Star Program to a young person experiencing suicidal thoughts who is uninsured or underinsured so they receive life-saving therapy. With your help, Rise Against Suicide (formerly Second Wind Fund of Boulder County) can help our children to find hope and resilience, and a reason to stay here on earth. A special thank you to Flatirons Subaru for matching the first $5,000 donated to the Holiday Star Program.

Jan 2021: Bridge House

Bridge House provides a range of programs and services to help adults experiencing homelessness have access to the resources they need for a better future. Their programs are arranged across their Bridge of Opportunity spanning from basic needs to employment and housing.

 

Ready to Work is a “work-first” approach to addressing homelessness. Ready to Work offers 1 year of housing, employment and support for adults experiencing homelessness. Ready to Work is the only holistic model in Colorado focused on addressing homelessness through social enterprise and employment combined with housing. Ready to Work operates in 2 communities in Metro Denver. After 7 years in Boulder, Bridge House replicated the model in Aurora, CO, which expands its presence from a capacity of 44 in Boulder to 94 in the region.

 

Community Table Kitchen has a triple bottom line. At Community Table Kitchen they not only provide access to nutritious meals to hungry, low income individuals and families, they provide jobs and job training for participants in our Ready to Work program. As a social enterprise, Community Table Kitchen generates revenue to create jobs and support their mission through wholesale production contracts with local food brands, as a caterer, and café operator.

 

Bridge House has a long history of providing low barrier accessible basic needs services to adults experiencing homelessness. Community Table dinners are offered weeknights as not only a source of nutritious meals but to provide a safe, welcoming environment for guests to connect. Bridge House outreach case management offers onsite information about housing, health care, and shelter services including their Ready to Work employment program.

Feb 2021: New Beginnings

New Beginnings Worshipping Community is a Synodically Authorized Worshiping Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that meets inside the walls of the Denver Women's Correctional Facility, a prison for women in Denver, Colorado.

 

Their mission is to restore shattered lives to wholeness through the love of Jesus Christ.

 

Learn more about New Beginnings Worshipping Community at the NBWC facebook page.



Below are the organizations we have contributed to over the past few years through our designated PiM Offering.