Family Ministries provides support for families. Parents and children are a very special part of the community and its future. Family Ministries Promotes:

  • Building community support for families with young children
  • Good health and protection for all family members through healthy life choices
  • Responsible parenthood
  • Continuing education at all ages

Adult Education:

Literacy training, computer classes, job skills training, and General Education Development (GED) courses are offered by trained volunteers to adults in the area. Local Community Based Service offices partner with us to provide job readiness training to parents receiving welfare and low income adults receiving food stamps.

Red Bird Farmers Project:

Heifer International and GBGM Women’s Division provided funding from 2006 – 2011 to provide families instruction, materials assistance, and livestock to expand horticultural and livestock family food production boosting family nutrition and income. Red Bird Mission is able to continue sharing resource materials and lend community livestock equipment to support this area of ministry.

Grow Appalachia:

Grow Appalachia has received funding annually since 2010 through a program established with Berea college. This year the program is planning to serve 55 families. Grow Appalachia is an outreach education and service project of Berea College. It is funded by the generosity of John Paul Dejoria, co-founder and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, Inc. Red Bird Mission is one of the partner organizations that participate in the Appalachia region to improve healthy food options for families, create potential income opportunities, and education of basic gardening.

Christmas Assistance:

Provide Christmas gifts to 1000 or more low income families and their children annually. Fruit baskets are prepared and distributed to the elderly citizens in the community.

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