LOCAL AND REGIONAL MISSIONS
We love our city and are committed to be the ministry of Jesus in mind, body and Spirit. We want to holistically invest in our poor, provide discipleship and be a channel of healing and restoration in our community. Through meaningful and committed relational investments, we partner with our neighbors in the Roanoke Valley to achieve this purpose. To learn more about our ministry partners or to volunteer, please see the links below.
Pregnancy isn’t always expected and can often come at a difficult time; that’s where Blue Ridge Women’s Center comes in. We offer help for pregnancy and reproductive loss in a Christ-centered environment that stresses being safe, confidential, & non-judgmental with services that are at no cost to our clients. blueridgewoman.org
Camp Braveheart is a Christ-centered camp designed to meet the unique emotional and spiritual needs of youth who are walking the journey of grief after the death of a loved one. During this week of camp, these “over-looked” grievers learn how to express their grief in healthy ways and coping skills to adjust to their “new normal.” For rising 3rd through 12th grade students campbraveheart.com; email@example.com
In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. CarePortal equips churches and ministries with a heart to help local children and families in crisis. Backed by technology, training and support, each church in the CarePortal network commits to pray, give and serve. Find more information at careportal.org.
Our Mission: To provide full-time chaplains in all of Virginia’s state adult and juvenile prison facilities. graceinside.org
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities. kairosprisonministry.org
Kairos Outside offers a comfortable, non-judging retreat for women to support each other as they journey through the incarceration of a friend or relative. kairosprisonministry.org
CHS is partnered with Lucy Addison Middle School as part of the Roanoke City Schools Congregations in Action program. Lucy Addison is filled with great students, staff and culture. CHS is partnering with the school to offer volunteers, donations and relational support to the students and faculty. For more information, contact Shannon Nunnally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoring Hope Roanoke exists to equip and assist Gospel-believing local churches to build helpful and loving relationships with our neighbors in need and together to discover true hope in Jesus Christ and His Church. Our current areas of focus include Jobs for Life, a church-based program discipling men and women in a Biblical view of work, internationals ministry consulting and networking, and supporting church-based English to speakers of other languages classes. restoringhoperoanoke.org
With the mission statement “helping hurting people in Jesus’ name,” the Rescue Mission of Roanoke is a comprehensive crisis intervention center for men, women, and children. We offer life-saving services aimed at transformation and restoration. rescuemission.net
Straight Street is an ALL CITY outreach serving teens from across the Roanoke Valley, seeking a place to know they are loved and to have some fun too. It is their goal through serving, sharing and caring that teens will come to know and serve Jesus Christ. Straight Street provides a number of programs from a drop in center, outreach for teen parents, chaplain service at the detention center and partnering with schools to serve homeless teens and families in crisis. straightstreet.org
Turning Point is Roanoke’s only secure and accredited center for Intimate Partner & Family Violence. Their program offers safety from immediate danger and helps adults and children of Intimate Partner and Family Violence cope with the emotional, physical, and financial issues of leaving an abuser. Survivors who seek shelter at the Turning Point find a safe and home-like environment, complete with wholesome meals. Working with a case manager, survivors will learn about legal options and how to stay safe. The 24 hour hotline is 540-345-0400 (call or text). virginiasalvationarmy.org/roanokeva/programs/turning-point
For more than 40 years, Young Life has been ministering to teenagers in the Roanoke Valley. Young Life’s mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Staff and volunteer leaders invest in the discipleship of those who have made a commitment to follow Jesus, and teach them how to give their lives away for Jesus’ sake. roanokevalley.younglife.org