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OverDone

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Charitable Organizations

After talking with another Bluelighter, I thought this might be a decent thread idea. Maybe we could all post links for the various soup kitchens, clothing giveaways, shelters, etc. for our various cities.

Many of us have been in tight spots and certainly most of us know someone who may be in need so lets post some info. As people contribute I will organize by location and service so it will be more useful navigation-wise for a different kind of 'quick fix'.

United States

Pennsylvania - Montgomery County - Norristown
  • Soup Kitchens

NSFW:
Soup Kitchen - Norristown, Pennsylvania
http://www.standrewslutheran.com/St....oupKitchen.htm

Soup Kitchen - Norristown, Pennsylvania
They serve breakfast every day at 8:30am and sometimes have clothing available
I don't have a link but it is located on Church Street.
Go down Airy St.
Take a right on Church
Behind the double red doors



  • Salvation Army and Homeless Shelters - Montgomery County

NSFW:
Salvation Army - Norristown, Pennsylvania
http://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/www_sa.nsf

Salvation Army Thrift Store - Norristown, Pennsylvania
(610) 275-9929
147 W Main St
Norristown, PA 19401

Homeless Shelters - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Salvation Army Norristown - Family Shelter/Men’s Shelter - (610) 275-4183
Salvation Army Pottstown - Family Shelter - (610) 326-1621
Missionary Sisters of Charity Norristown - Women and Children’s Shelter - (610) 277-5962
Christian Memorial Mission North Hills - Adult and Family Shelter - (215) 576-9148
Laurel House - Domestic Violence Shelter - (215) 643-3150
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line (Norristown/Lower Merion) - Family Shelter - (610) 277-0977
Interfaith Hospitality Network (Ambler) - Family Shelter - (215) 628-4009
Interfaith Hospitality Network (N.Penn / Souderton) - Family Shelter - (215) 721-1299
Hospitality Center - Day Shelter Only - (610) 277-1321



  • Free Clinics
Free Clinic (for the working uninsured) - Pennsylvania
http://www.healthlinkmedical.org/agencies.asp
NSFW:
Free Clinics - Montgomery County - Norristown, Pennsylvania
http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/vcam...hp?campid=3607
133 West Main Street
Norristown, PA, 19401


Alabama

  • Alabama Department of Human Services

http://www.dhr.state.al.us/Index.asp
(on the left hand side towards the bottom is the application for food stamps)

  • Salvation Army and Homeless Shelters - Alabama - Birmingham

http://www.birminghamsalvationarmy.o...ault.aspx?id=2

NSFW:
Aletheia House
P. O. Box 1514
Birmingham, AL 35201
Phone: 205-324-6502
FAX: 205-324-7810

Aletheia House
P. O. Box 1514
Birmingham, AL 35201
Phone: 205-324-6502
FAX: 205-324-7810

Bessemer Rescue Mission
1816 6th Street N
Bessemer, AL 35020-4851
Phone: 205-428-8449
FAX: 205-428-8449

Birmingham Health Care
P. O. Box 11523
Birmingham, AL 35202
Phone: 205-323-5311
FAX: 205-458-3383

Bread and Roses Hospitality, Inc.
5341 Georgia Road
Birmingham, AL 35212-2427
Phone: 205-595-6399
FAX: 205-324-5236

Children's Aid Society
Project Independence
181 West Valley Ave, Suite 300
Homewood, Alabama 35209
Phone: 205-251-7148 office

Children's Center Clarke County
19183 Highway 84
Grove Hill, AL 36451-2427
Phone: 251-275-3998

Christian Mission Center
481 Geneva Hwy
Enterprise, AL 36330-3816
Phone: 334-393-2607
FAX: 334-347-0326

Christian Service Mission
P. Box Box 320677
Birmingham, AL 35232-0677
Phone: 205-252-9906
FAX: 205-251-6583

Community Kitchens of Birmingham
1024 South 12th Street
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205-251-3569
FAX: 205-251-3589

Daystar House, Inc.
P. O. Box 1897
Cullman, AL 35056-1897
Phone: 256-734-4942

Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission
2305 5th Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203-3407
Phone: 205-323-5878

Downtown Rescue Mission
2411 9th Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-4159
Phone: 256-536-2441
FAX: 256-536-2441

Dothan Rescue Mission
205 E. Washington
Dothan, AL 36301-1733
Phone: 334-794-4637

Faith Rescue Mission
108 Camden Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-262-6024
FAX: 334-262-6061

Jesse's Place
2330 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-323-5878

Mission of Hope
14970 Mission Road
Mobile, AL 36608-8686
Phone: 251-649-0830
FAX: 251-645-0077

Salvation Army
2130 11th Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35234
Phone: 205-328-5656
FAX: 205-326-0135

Safeplace, Inc.
P. O. Box 1456
Florence, AL 35631
Phone: 256-767-6210
FAX: 256-767-6392

Salvation Army
1009 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 38602
Phone: 251-438-4729
FAX: 251-438-7742

Shelter of Men
729 1st Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901-3624
Phone: 256-547-3249

Waterfront Rescue Mission of Alabama
P. O. Box 1095
Mobile, AL 36633
Phone: 251-433-1847

Women in Crisis Shelter
951 Government Street, Suite 416
Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: 251-694-6472

Bessemer Rescue Mission
1816 6th Street N
Bessemer, AL 35020-4851
Phone: 205-428-8449
FAX: 205-428-8449

Birmingham Health Care
P. O. Box 11523
Birmingham, AL 35202
Phone: 205-323-5311
FAX: 205-458-3383

Bread and Roses Hospitality, Inc.
5341 Georgia Road
Birmingham, AL 35212-2427
Phone: 205-595-6399
FAX: 205-324-5236

Children's Aid Society
Project Independence
181 West Valley Ave, Suite 300
Homewood, Alabama 35209
Phone: 205-251-7148 office

Children's Center Clarke County
19183 Highway 84
Grove Hill, AL 36451-2427
Phone: 251-275-3998

Christian Mission Center
481 Geneva Hwy
Enterprise, AL 36330-3816
Phone: 334-393-2607
FAX: 334-347-0326

Christian Service Mission
P. Box Box 320677
Birmingham, AL 35232-0677
Phone: 205-252-9906
FAX: 205-251-6583

Community Kitchens of Birmingham
1024 South 12th Street
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205-251-3569
FAX: 205-251-3589

Daystar House, Inc.
P. O. Box 1897
Cullman, AL 35056-1897
Phone: 256-734-4942

Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission
2305 5th Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203-3407
Phone: 205-323-5878

Downtown Rescue Mission
2411 9th Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-4159
Phone: 256-536-2441
FAX: 256-536-2441

Dothan Rescue Mission
205 E. Washington
Dothan, AL 36301-1733
Phone: 334-794-4637

Faith Rescue Mission
108 Camden Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-262-6024
FAX: 334-262-6061

AWAIC
100 W. 13th Avenue
Anchorage, AL 99523-0510
Phone: 907-279-9581

Brother Francis Shelter
1021 E. 3rd Avenue
Anchorage, AL 99523
Phone: 907-277-1731

Clare House
420 W. 54th Avenue
Anchorage, AL 99501
Phone: 907-536-4545

Covenant House
609 F Street
Anchorage, AL 99501
Phone: 907-272-1255

Jesse's Place
2330 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-323-5878

Mission of Hope
14970 Mission Road
Mobile, AL 36608-8686
Phone: 251-649-0830
FAX: 251-645-0077

Salvation Army
2130 11th Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35234
Phone: 205-328-5656
FAX: 205-326-0135

Safeplace, Inc.
P. O. Box 1456
Florence, AL 35631
Phone: 256-767-6210
FAX: 256-767-6392

Salvation Army
1009 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 38602
Phone: 251-438-4729
FAX: 251-438-7742

Shelter of Men
729 1st Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901-3624
Phone: 256-547-3249

Waterfront Rescue Mission of Alabama
P. O. Box 1095
Mobile, AL 36633
Phone: 251-433-1847

Women in Crisis Shelter
951 Government Street, Suite 416
Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: 251-694-6472



Columbus, OH
Contributed by:RedLeader
06-12-2009 21:16
*Note: Some of these are religious-backed. But I figure including more options is always better than fewer.
Ohio - Columbus

NSFW:
  • Salvation Army and Homeless Shelters - Ohio - Columbus

NSFW:
Homeless Shelter - Warming Families
370 West State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-461-0407

Homeless Resource - Columbus Homeless

Homeless Shelter - The Homeless Families Foundation


  • Soup Kitchens - Ohio - Columbus


NSFW:
Soup Kitchen - Holy Family Church

Soup Kitchen - The Community Kitchen



Free Clinic - Physicians Free Clinic

Free Clinic - Helping Hands Health & Wellness Center

Free HIV/STD Testing - Columbus AIDS Task Force

As far as I know, needle exchange programs in Ohio are only located in Cleveland.


Washington
Contributed by:ocean
07-12-2009 15:58
NSFW:
Soup Kitchen- Bellingham,Wa- http://soups-on.org/
How to donate or volunteer for Soups-On

Food Bank- Bellingham, Wa. http://www.bellinghamfoodbank.org/

Helping Hands (Food Bank)-- Mount Vernon/Sedro woolley/Burlinton, Wa. -http://www.helpinghandsfoodbank.org/

To donate food:
http://feedingamerica.org/
In Oregon
http://www.idahofoodbank.org/donate.htm


For help with Food Stamps, Shelters, Medical Assistance etc. in Washington State- http://www.dshs.wa.gov/


To donate toys for children in need for the Holidays- (In Washington State) http://www.toys4tots.org/


Nationwide Food Bank Search by State- http://www.homelessshelterdirectory....nks/index.html

Homeless Shelters in Au, Uk, US- http://www.homeless.org.au/directory/shelters.htm


http://www.homelessshelterdirectory....stown&state=PA

Boston, MA
Contributed by:theartofwar
0
4-01-2010 17:09
http://www.brm.org/

boston rescue mission.

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Homeless Shelters

NSFW:
Hope Center (405) 348-1340
7 N. Broadway Edmond, OK 73034

Hope Outreach Homeless Shelter (580)237-4800
815 W. Maine Enid, OK 73701

C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless 405-357-5259
615 Summitt Lawton, OK

Carter Crane Emergency Homeless Shelter 580-353-6592
1203 SW Texas Ave Lawton, OK 73501

Transition House (405)360-7926
700 Asp, Ste. 2 Norman, OK 73069

City Rescue Mission 405-232-2709
800 W. California Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Family Promise of Shawnee (405) 273-0161
39604 W. Independence, P.O. Box 3044 Shawnee, OK 74802

Hope House of Cherokee 918-456-4673
1619 N. Vinita Tahlequah, OK 74465

Day Center for the Homeless 918-583-5588
415 W. Archer Street Tulsa, OK 74103

Glory House 918-584-1808
104 S Yorktown Ave Tulsa, OK 74104

John 3:16 Mission 918-587-1186
506 N. Cheyenne Ave Tulsa, OK 74103

The Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter 918-582-7201
102 N. Denver Avenue Tulsa, OK 74103

Tulsa County Emergency Shelter 918-596-5591
2401 Charles Page Blvd Tulsa, OK 74127

Youth Services 918-582-0061
311 South Madison Tulsa, OK 74120

High Plains Outreach Center, Inc. 580/254-5162
1220 7th Street Woodward, OK 73801


There's some homeless shelters in Oklahoma City,

http://www.cityrescue.org - shelter and recovery programs

www.jesushouseokc.org - inner city non-denominational Christian outreach. Has shelter, clothing, counseling, and services for addiction.
http://www.jesushouseokc.org/progs_services.asp-Information about the shelter (rules, etc.) It's seems like they have AA meetings on site, plus services to get you immediate help with you addiction.
 
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OverDone

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Please add to our list. We'll make it prettier as we get more input
 

Dave

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Great thread idea OD! I'm heading to bed here, but I'll try to add some local stuff in the morn.
 

Ixchellian

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Maybe I'm biased now..... but please do NOT include the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The way they treat people is outright criminal.

If I were a luckier man, I'd sue the everliving dogshit out of that state-sponsored racket.

The county detox-center people have more compassion than the CCH sociopaths who somehow pass as "social workers".
 

Tryptamine*Dreamer

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There is a charity called Christians In Action that has helped my family in the past when we were too poor to make it without help. I know they have locations in several towns in Texas and they operate homeless shelters and help the homeless to find work or odd jobs.

The homeless shelter in Paris, Texas caught fire several years ago and a number of people died. They were temporarily shut down for investigation and then there was a very cold winter weather system. They could have still provided some shelter if they had been allowed, but they were not and a homeless man froze to death in a culvert with only newspapers for blankets. I think the place in Paris is operating again and I know they have a place in San Angelo, TX.

Here is the website: http://www.christians-in-action.com/tindex.htm


I'm not religious, but they will help anyone they can. I don't know what the homeless shelters are like as I have never needed to use one. They also provide food for the needy.

I've had homeless people from there do work for me in the past and given donations as well, trying to repay them for the help they've given in the past.

Here is a link to the fire news story: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-01-05-shelter-fire_N.htm

They could still use donations as they have not finished rebuilding and do not have enough space for everyone who needs a place to stay.

Here is the location of the Paris, TX branch and a phone number you can call if you want to hire someone from the shelter:

Christians In Action said:
MARTIN SCHUTTE

The Men's Director
Martin runs the Shelter for the men. To hire the men at the shelter call 903-784-6857 set it up with Martin

THE NEW SHELTER IS AT 248 2ND S.W. WHAT WE NEED IN PARIS IS A 20 BED SHELTER AFTER INSTALLING SPRINKLER SYSTEM AT THE COAST OF 10.000.00 ITS TAKING NEARLY ALL OUR FUNDS PLEASE HELP WITH THIS IF YOU CAN ALL DONATION ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE WE NEED A 4000 SQUARE BUILDING THE ONE WE HAVE NOW IS 2,300.00 WE NEED TO ADD 2000 SQUARE FT
Maybe someone in the area will read this and be able to help or get help if needed.

More people need to post here - this is a great thread idea but very few responses.
 
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Oregon - Washington County - Beaverton/Hillsboro

Domestic Violence Resource Center - www.dvrc-or.org

Provides counseling to Washington County persons and families in need. Food, clothing, shelter, help with protective orders available. Free group and individual counseling to both adults and youths affected by family or intimate partner violence. Can likely provide referrals to other agencies in NW Oregon and SW Washington, including Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.
 
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