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Programs/Organizations Modeling the Integration of Faith and Practice

Resources listed may contain information which does not necessarily reflect the views of NACSW. In addition, being posted on this resource list in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NACSW unless otherwise noted. Lastly, inclusion on the list of NACSW organizational members only indicates current membership in NACSW. It is not meant to imply blanket endorsement by NACSW of the quality of services, organizational policies, or ability to integrate Christian faith and practice of these organizations or programs.

Advent Group Ministries – The purpose of Advent Group Ministries is to meet the needs of troubled and abused youth and adults through Christian love and therapeutic services.

American Association of Christian Counselors – Offers resources and networking for Christian counselors

Appalachia Service Project – Builds and repairs homes as a Christian ministry for people in Appalachia

Bethany Christian Services – Manifests the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services.

Bridge of Hope – Calling and equipping Christians to exemplify Christ s love by creating thriving Affiliates, Program Sites, and OneChurch Sites that engage churches in a life-changing mentoring ministry with homeless women and children.

Buckner International – Buckner is a private social-care ministry dedicated to the restoration, care and healing of children,families and senior adults, without regard to race, religion, economic status or social circumstance.

Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity – Addresses pressing bioethical challenges of our day

Center for Public Justice – Assesses domestic and international affairs and proposes political and public policy reforms from a Christian perspective

Center for Youth Studies – The Center for Youth Studies (CYS) is a global network of youth ministry professionals committed to developing a comprehensive resource for youth work that is current, relevant, and geared for grass roots application. Its mission is to provide relevant informational resources and promote global collaboration towards a comprehensive systems approach to ministry with youth, children and families.

Christian Alliance for Orphans – The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 100 respected Christian organizations and a national network of churches. Working together, its joint initiatives inspire, equip and connect Christians to reflect God’s heart in caring for orphans in adoption, foster care and global orphan care initiatives.

Christian Appalachian Project – An interdenominational organization, commited to help the Appalachian people help themselves.

Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS) – Explores the relationship between Christianity and psychology

Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) – Provides resources for Christians working to redeem their communities in urban settings

Christian Community Health Fellowship – CCHF is a national network of Christian health care professionals and others concerned about the health care needs of impoverished communities in the United States.

Christian Leadership Alliance – Provides management information, leadership training and fosters networking relationships

Christian Volunteering – Christian Volunteering. org is the largest on-line directory of Christian Volunteer opportunites. We currently have about 10,000 volunteer and short-term missions opportunities. Some of the types of opportunities include, volunteer opportunities, summer staff positions, year internship positions, job postings.

Christian Women – Provides a Christian context in which women in need are equipped for life and employment

Citizens for Public Justice – Promotes justice in Canadian public affairs from a Christian perspective

Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) – Promotes faith-based and free market solutions on issues of race and poverty

Community Health Interfaith Partnership (C.H.I.P.)

Duke University Foundations of Christian Leadership – Foundations of Christian Leadership brings together emerging leaders from a variety of faith-based organizations as colleagues in an encouraging and collaborative learning environment.

Evangelicals for Social Action – Challenges and equips the church to be agents of God s redemption and transformation in the world

FaithTrust Institute – FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence.

Good Samaritan Ministries – Provides a multi-cultural Christian ministry equipping local churches to meet community need

HEARTS for Families – Provides training and resources for individuals wishing to facilitate a Chrisitan parenting program in a church, prison or community organization. HEARTS also provides a home visitation skills and safety training.

Habitat for Humanity – Works with churches and other community members with a goal of eliminating poverty housing locally and around the world

Hope for New York – Christian ministry that mobilizes and equips people to contribute their individual strengths to the cause of mercy and justice in our city (New York).

InnerCHANGE – Church Resource Ministry – ministry among the urban poor

Institute for Children’s Aid (ICA) – DBA began in 1990 with its principle office in California. ICA was built on the foundation of Hospitality and Sanctuary seeking to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves believing that all life is sacred

Interfaith Health Program – Promotes health and justice ministries for people of all faiths

International Christian Adoption – ICA became licensed in 1990…but began long before that. It grew out of a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families. ICA became a very unique mission unlike any other “adoption agency”. Believing strongly in doing all programs for the best interest of children, ICA discovered that the “best interest” may be foster care, residential care or to remain in a well-supported and maintained orphanage. We simply cannot find a home for all orphans though we must offer many other support services including humanitarian aid, peace trips (working mission trips in U.S. and abroad), counseling services and networking with other organizations so help can be maximized. ICA became Hague accredited in 2008

International Union of Gospel Missions – Operates traditional rescue mission programs providing overnight shelter, food, and related services

Jobs Partnership – To bring churches and businesses together to mentor, train, and employ our country’s neediest citizens moving them from dependency to self-sufficiency as productive citizens of the community and to true wellness.

Love, Inc. – Love INC is a growing network of several thousand local churches committed to responding effectively to legitimate calls for help and offering support to those in crisis in their communities

NACCFA – Provides resources for Christian child and family agencies

National Association of Christian Recovery – Provides information for people struggling with addiction

National Christian Resource Center of the Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services 700 Hoffman Drive, Watertown WI 53094  1-800-369-INFO

New Focus – Trains churches to impact and revitalize families and their communities

Paxton Ministries – Paxton Ministries is a Christian, non-profit community of homes serving adults who may be challenged with social, mental, or emotional needs.

Prison Fellowship Ministries – Works to break the cycle of crime by helping to change the hearts and minds of criminals

Regeneration Resources Center – Information and resources, referral, and education from a Christian perspective for families with a transgender member.

Salvation Army – Provides a wide range of social, medical, educational and other community services worldwide

Special Religious Development Archdiocese of Chicago – 2956 South Lowe Ave, Chicago IL 60616 – SPRED is a network of services designed to assist persons with developmental disabilities and/or learning problems to become integrated into parish assemblies of worship through the process of education in faith. SPRED services are provided through the leadership of the Special Religious Development Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. Info@spred.org

The Co-Mission for Children at Risk  – An international organization dealing with issues of child welfare in former soviet countries, plus much else. It is a great placement opportunity for social workers looking for places to serve overseas.

United Methodist Church Global Ministries – Provides information about worldwide hunger and homeless ministries

World Relief – The mission of World Relief as commissioned by the National Association of Evangelicals, is to work with the Church in alleviating human suffering worldwide in the name of Christ.

World Vision Serves the world’s poor and displaced by providing programs that help save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity