Local & Other Mission
Some of the ministries we support in our community & beyond:
Ministry with Community ...A multi-faceted ministry providing food, daytime shelter and other services with dignity to Kalamazoo’s poor, homeless, mentally ill and in-crisis adults.
Open Doors Kalamazoo ... Responding to the affordable housing crisis, serving working families who need homes and young adults who need supportive transitional housing.
... A regional food bank which supports numerous food pantries throughout the area and provides nutritious emergency food to hundreds of individuals and families.
... A non-traditional campus ministry focused on service learning, on the campus of Western Michigan University..
SHARE has a dual mission of educating the community on the importance of our region's African American heritage and fostering connections and conversations on race and providing awareness of racism and the broad societal benefits of its elimination. SHARE sponsors an annual Summit on Racism.
Kalamazoo Valley CROP Hunger Walk ... An annual ecumenical event raising funds and awareness in the fight against hunger in our community, through local agencies, and globally, through Church World Service programs. Westminster provides meeting space and administrative support to the planning team.
AACORN Farm's mission is to provide life enrichment opportunities and residential options for adults with developmental disabilities in a supportive inclusive community.
The Portage Community Center is the only human services organization in the City of Portage, helping Portage residents with emergency assistance, youth development, and hosting various programs aimed at making life better for the people of our community!
.Housing Resources, Inc. ... works to eliminate homelessness in Kalamazoo County through crisis intervention, rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing options.
... A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop and facilitate HIV and AIDS education with the people of Malawi, Africa.
YWCA Kalamazoo’s Domestic Assault Program supports survivors of domestic violence from their emergency-immediate needs to future safety plans, through advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, and supportive groups,
Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition ...a community member organization that comes together to raise awareness and advocate for services for victims of human trafficking in the Kalamazoo area;
Residential Opportunities Incorporated provides residential and other services for children and adults with disabilities and their families so they may live more meaningful, healthy, and independent lives in the community.