The St. Andrew congregation shares a portion of its Ministry and Mission Fund annually. About ten percent of the monies donated to Ministry and Mission are directed to the Oregon Synod, with a little less than two percent going to local agencies. The Service Committee is responsible for funneling money to several local agencies doing good work in our community, so when you give to St. Andrew you are giving to these agencies as well.
Beaverton Clothes Closet*
Funded and organized by the Beaverton School District, the Beaverton Clothes Closet provides clothing for needy children in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Care to Share
Screening telephone requests for emergency food and other basic needs, Care to Share refers families to local area churches that can respond to their requests. If you know someone in need, tell them to call Care to Share at 503-591-9025 to get connected to a variety of area resources.
Community Transitional School
Focused on the needs of homeless children, the Community Transitional School provides a strong academic program and emphasizes building student character. Teachers work to ensure students receive the encouragement and tools they need to raise their social and academic level to that of children with stable homes who attend public schools. The school also provides transportation, a clothes closet, meals, and health checks for homeless students.
Domestic Violence Resource Center
The center serves all individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence with a 24-hour crisis line, programs to prevent violence, and intervention and advocacy services. If you know someone experiencing domestic violence, give her/him the center’s crisis phone number: 503-469-8620.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Commonly known as EMO, the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is a statewide association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations, and interfaith partners. EMO strives to bring together Oregon’s diverse faith community for dialogue, advocacy, and community ministries in service to God’s people and creation.
An all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, the Foster Closet aids the foster care community by supplying clothing and other items free of charge to children in foster care.
Good Neighbor Center
The Good Neighbor Center provides emergency housing and other support services to families in need in the Tigard and Beaverton areas.
Habitat for Humanity*
Dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness, Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in conjunction with the families they serve to build decent, affordable homes.
Janus Youth Programs
Operating more than 20 separate programs serving 6,000 clients annually, Janus Youth Programs offers its services to children, youth, and families in Oregon and Washington. The organization helps runaway and homeless youth with residential and shelter services, alternative education, and a scholarship program to help former clients pursue vocational/technical training or higher education.
Letty Owings Center
The center serves mothers and pregnant women who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, helping them gain treatment and begin learning life skills and parenting skills to safeguard the well-being of their children.
Loaves and Fishes/Meals on Wheels*
Loaves and Fishes provides meals for seniors at the Elsie Stuhr Center in Beaverton. Meals on Wheels service is also available to homebound seniors living in the Beaverton area.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
This organization provides a wide variety of services to individuals, families, schools, businesses, congregations, neighborhoods, and communities, including adoption services, crisis intervention, foster care, mental health counseling, multicultural counseling, and outreach and refugee settlement.
A social service agency serving low-income adults and homeless youth, Outside In provides programs, including a community health clinic and a homeless youth program designed to help young people achieve independent living.
Portland Rescue Mission
The Portland Rescue Mission creates new opportunities in education, job training, and employment for Portland’s homeless, helping to build self-sufficiency and breaking the cycle of homelessness. Shepherd’s Door is sponsored by the mission and addresses the needs of young homeless women and their children.
A nonprofit housing rehabilitation organization, Rebuilding Together partners with the community to repair and rehabilitate the houses of low-income homeowners in Washington County.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Clinic*
The mission of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary healthcare to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties, with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farm workers and others with barriers to receiving health care.
Western Farm Workers Association (WFWA)*
The WFWA is an association of farm workers and other low-paid workers and their family members. With a goal of eliminating the poverty conditions under which their members live and work, the WFWA provides emergency food, clothing, preventive medical care, and job referral to those in need.
*In addition to sharing our financial resources with these agencies, the Service Committee supports them by organizing special collections and drives, providing in-kind assistance, or providing volunteer staffing.