the AGAPE CENTER
An Outreach Ministry of: Bedrock Church Franklin County - Bedrock Community Church - Covenant Fellowship - Franklin Heights/CrossPointe
Dwelling Place - EastLake Community Church - Flint Hill Baptist Church - Franklin Heights/Rocky Mount - Franklin Heights/Union Hall
Goodview Baptist Church - Halesford Baptist Church - Morgans Baptist Church - Palestine Baptist Church
Radford Baptist Church - Rocky Mount Baptist Church - Staunton Baptist Church - Vitalize Church - Westlake Baptist Church
Mentoring - Each family that comes to the Agape Center for assistance is assigned a Mentor to work with them each time they come. The Mentor is there to listen, pray, encourage, and help set goals in the following areas: Employment, Education, Spiritual, and Physical.
Food - Each family receives food once every 30 days. We are a USDA food pantry so clients receive not only pantry food (food which we have purchased from the Feed America Food Bank in Salem, VA), but also USDA food which is subsidized by the US Government.
Clothing - A wonderful selection of clothing is displayed at the Agape Center where clients can shop for their family members each time they come in for their appointment. Volunteers carefully sort through the donated clothing items and keep the store beautifully stocked by season.
Linens (kitchen and household) - All donations are accepted at Agape so kitchen and household items are available to clients with specific needs. Linens, such as towels, washcloths, sheets and comforters, are the number one requested item; consequently we are always short on these items. Donations are really appreciated.
Furniture and Appliances - Furniture and appliances, including mattress and box spring sets, are available to our clients if they have a specific need. The Agape client places a written request and then as that item becomes available they are notified and arrangements are made for the client to pick it up.
Firewood - Our Firewood Committee accepts trees that individuals want to donate. The Committee goes on site to cut up the logs and then they transport to a storage facility where they are split and made ready for clients who need firewood for heat.
Financial Assistance - Limited financial assistance is available if funds are available and the client meets all the requirements.