Missions We Serve
Community Resource Center
at A Place 4 Hope
The Community Resource Center at A Place 4 Hope is a mission outreach of Albany First Presbyterian Church.Originally established over 7 years ago as part of our Saturday Samaritan meal program, The Community Resource Center is now housed at A Place 4 Hope at The Salvation Army.
Volunteers from our church meet with the homeless and near homeless twice a week to help them find the resources needed to return to a stable and productive lifestyle. Our volunteers help clients by helping them find resources that help with housing, education, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, mental heath resources, medical and prescription assistance, etc.
A Place 4 Hope is a ministry established for the purpose of providing a place of respite for those who find themselves living in the seemingly hopeless circumstance of homelessness. Basic services, such as assistance with personal hygiene, freshly laundered clothing, the ability to communicate via telephone and internet, and the opportunity to personally speak with someone about resources available in our community, are provided to help those we serve move from homelessness to stable housing conditions.
The Center is staffed by volunteers from 10:00AM-Noon on Tuesday and Friday. All volunteers are HIPPA trained. To find out about volunteering, please call the church office or see:
Dick Steven-Church Liaison
Tuesday Team Leaders - Jon Miller & Ron Scarborough
Friday Team Leaders - Bobbie Lowe & Dick Stevens
Meals On Wheels
Reading & Rackets
Reading & Racquets is an exciting reading and tennis program that began last spring. First Presbyterian collaborates with the Family Literacy Connection, and Albany Tennis Association to help kids at Jackson Heights Elementary school. We focus on 1st and 2nd graders who are struggling with their reading. In addition to reading help, the kids learn the game of tennis from certified “10 and under” tennis instructors!
We need volunteers willing to serve one hour per week. As a volunteer, you will work one-on-one with a child helping them read books and spell words. The opportunities to serve are on Tuesdays at Jackson Heights from 3-4 o’clock. For more information please contact Monty Cox at First Presbyterian Church 432-6289 Ext.13.