Local Bridging Opportunities
Faithbridge has established relationships with several local ministries to provide ongoing financial and service project support.
Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry
Our Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry is an umbrella for several local area ministries that are already busy on the front lines of this issue.
The mission of Freedom Place is to provide a safe environment that meets the immediate and long-term needs of girls who have suffered commercial sexual exploitation. They operate a safe house on 110 acres in Northwest Houston. You can serve the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm doing home and land maintenance.
Redeemed Ministries engages with the church to provide outreach and restoration services for domestic female adult victims of sex trafficking; to increase awareness in the community of the issues and atrocities of human trafficking; and to advocate for victims of trafficking. They operate a “safe house” for former victims and an assessment center that provides temporary housing and stabilization services.
Love 146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The Houston office takes curriculum to children in classroom and community settings, equipping them to recognize vulnerabilities and protect themselves and their peers from exploitation. You can support their new resale shop by bringing donations. For a list of accepted donation items, click here.
Bridging For Tomorrow’s mission is to make the community stronger by investing in families and developing leaders. Initiatives include mentoring, after school clubs, a food pantry, and programs that promote community health and well-being. Serving opportunities are listed in detail on the BFT website.
CareNet's mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ to those facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy through the provision of spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational support and by proclaiming the Gospel. They are committed to providing compassionate counsel, practical help, and accurate information to men and women regarding unplanned pregnancies, past abortions, and premarital abstinence in a way that draws people to the Lord Jesus Christ to bring Him honor and glory. A variety of serve opportunities are available.
Mission of Yahweh
Mission of Yahweh is a faith-based Christian Emergency Homeless Shelter for women and children which empowers, enriches, and restores the lives of women and children. The Mission also provides outreach services to low income communities in Northwest Houston. Volunteers needed for a variety of tasks on weekdays and weekends. We also participate in monthly weekend activities with the residents and kids.
Northwest Assistance Ministries
NAM is a nonprofit, community-based, multi-program social service agency that strives to supply basic human needs through neighbors helping neighbors. NAM was formed by 10 Covenant Congregations who agreed to set aside their theological differences and pool their resources in a manner to better serve community needs. There are food pantry serve opportunities both am and pm on the 3rd Friday of the month. On the 3rd Saturday of the month, Meals on Wheels drivers are needed from 9-10:30am. There are also a variety of individual volunteer serve opportunities during the week.
Spring - Woodlands Ministries
Spring-Woodlands Assistance Ministry's purpose is a to serve, share and care for the local community by the power of Jesus Christ. All staff are made up of volunteers. Programs include a food pantry, Seniors Afternoon Out, annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food distributions. On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, there is opportunity to serve lunch and fellowship from 11:30am-1:30pm. On the 2nd Friday of each month, a team of volunteers delivers groceries to senior citizens in need in the Spring area from 9am-12pm.
Soul Safari seeks to emulate the model of Jesus, ministering as He did, meeting human needs while also confronting the lost with the truth of the Gospel with genuine, compassionate love. In conjunction with Christways Ministries volunteers come and feed and pray with the homeless population in Northwest Houston. The second Saturday of every month the group meets in the parking lot of Cavendar's on the corner of FM 1960 and Kuykendahl to serve the underserved homeless people in our community from 9-11am.
Hope Center is a day shelter to minister to the homeless in Northwest Houston. Tasks include hospitality, laundry, fellowship, and more. There are 3-hour shifts available Mondays through Fridays from 9am-3pm.
Foster Care & Adoption Ministry
Come alongside families in the process by providing babysitting (training required), meals, running errands, etc. Mentor a child in a foster group home. Participate in monthly events for kids in group homes. Become an educational advocate for a Klein ISD student in foster care. Opportunities to help organize and sort donations for foster kids and families through Mae's/HIS Closet.
Senior Citizen Outreach
Our local community includes many retirement centers, assisted living and nursing homes. Various family friendly opportunities to serve this special population include:
- 2nd Saturday mornings of the month at Willowbrook Rehabilitation and Assisted Living for visitation, crafts, snacks, and fun
- 2nd Tuesday evenings of the month at Northvale Retirement Community for potluck meal and bingo
- Wednesday afternoon Senior Serve Team visits several different communities on Cypresswood Dr.
YoungLives Teen Moms
This is an opportunity to serve at YoungLives Club on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Young Lives is a program devoted to teen moms and their infants/toddlers. Volunteers are needed for transportation to and from club, childcare during club, leaders for small groups as well as mentoring opportunities. Club offers the teens a time of fellowship over dinner, fun games, worship and bible lesson/discussion. It is hosted at Hope Community Church across from Klein Forest HS. Teen moms often feel isolated and left out of activities with their peers. This program allows volunteers to be the hands and feet of Jesus by sharing their time to help the girls understand and build their faith.
Contact Peggy Burdon for more information about serving.