Be Connected – Locally
Looking to give back to the community? There are many ways to connect both with our local church and with organizations nearby that could often use a hand. Following are some agencies our folks connect with at one time or another through the year and have found them to be wise in the use of their resources. Of course we can’t take responsibility for any involvement but we like these folks!
The Island Pregnancy Centre in Charlottetown is a local faith based agency who provides caring support and ongoing assistance to women and teens facing an unplanned pregnancy or who need support during pregnancy or help with parenting. Their services are free and confidential.
Open Door Outreach in Charlottetown is dedicated to rebuilding lives by empowering PEI’s marginalized women to reach their full potential. They are helping PEI women who are incarcerated and addicted experience freedom and real change. There services include Women’s chaplaincy in the Correctional Centre as well as weekly programming, chapel services, Bible Study, Soaking, 1-1 mentoring and assistance with transitions into the community post release.
South Shore Food Share is a non profit community-based food bank for rural families . They are available by appointment – a message can be sent on their Facebook page. Donations can be left at South Shore Pharmacy.
A note from those who began this service in the community of Crapaud: ‘we just saw a need and it went from there….we are a non profit community-based food share for rural families… We rely solely on donations.’ They are not a registered charity, totally grassroots, but the organizer mentioned the response has been very much appreciated.