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Local Organizations

This is a non-exhaustive list of local organizations for you or your Community Group to consider ministering along side of. 

ACS: Road to Recovery: Volunteer to drive cancer patients to/from their medical treatment appointments. A vehicle is provided for drivers. Click the link to learn more!

Angel Tree: No child deserves to feel forgotten and alone. When you partner with Angel Tree, you help prisoners' children know they're not forgotten, you help share the Gospel with lonely families, and you serve as an example of Christ's love to the parents behind bars

Bay Area Women's Center: Serving women, men, children and families in an effort to eliminate Domestic Violence and Sexual Assult in Bay & Arenac Counties.

Beacon of Hope: Beacon of Hope offers hope & help to women experiencing a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. They provide free pregnancy tests, information on parenting, adoption, and peer counseling.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is about sharing simple, magical moments with a child. Each of us had a special person who opened doors and widened our horizons on the world. By being a Big, you can do the same for a child, and you will both be forever changed by the experience.

Community Action Center: The Saginaw County CAC is a community action agency that provides programming to the low income and elderly population of Saginaw County.

CAN Council: We are building communities where children are free from abuse and neglect. We are a strong, integrated system providing innovative programs and comprehensive services affecting generations to come.

Can-Do-Crew: This group of men and women from Hopevale who are investing their time and talents with various local organizations to make a difference for Christ in very practical ways!

Child and Family Services: Child and Family Services of Saginaw reaches out to the community in many ways - providing shelter, food and clothing to homeless women and children, offering adoption services, and providing mental health counseling to individuals dealing with difficult life issues.

Circle of Love: Circle of Love exists to provide affordable housing for low-income families and also provides educational training courses and referrals to help promote self-enrichment, community pride and development.

City Rescue Mission of Saginaw: The City Rescue Mission of Saginaw provides emergency assistance to people of Mid-Michigan in their time of physical and spiritual needs. The homeless, alcoholic, drug addicts, unwed mother and domestic violence can find a safe haven for a fresh start at the City Rescue Mission.

Community Village: Community Village exists to glorify God by demonstrating the love of Christ to Seniors. 

Crop Hunger Walk: CROP Hunger Walk is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. 

The Diaper Alliance: Their mission is to bridge the gap in public assistance by providing a consistent and reliable supply of diapers to the financially vulnerable members of our community through a network of partner agencies. There are volunteer opportunities to re-package diapers and prepare orders for partner agencies. 

East Side Soup Kitchen: The East Side Soup Kitchen will provide a nutritious lunchtime meal Monday through Friday to all who come to the door with dignity and respect for each person.

Emmaus House of Saginaw: Emmaus House is a temporary home for women coming from jail, prison or rehab. Our purpose is to provide the women with a family-like, Christian atmosphere while they are creating new lives for themselves.

Forgetten Man Ministries: Forgotten Man Ministries brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay-workers in the study and ministy of God's Word.

Forgotten Youth Ministries: FYM reaches out to lost teenagers whose lives have reached the point of incarceration. Because of FYM, these youths have the opportunity to hear the gospel message and make a decision to follow the Lord and obey His word.

Habitat for Humanity: The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, Inc., is to increase the capacity of Michigan Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build simple decent homes in partnership with people in need.

Hidden Harvest: Hidden Harvest strives to alleviate hunger and end food waste in the Bay, Midland and Saginaw region by providing a safe and coordinated system of rescuing surplus food and redistributing it to feed people in need.

H.I.S. Restoration Ministries: HIS Restoration Ministries comes along side of pregnant homeless women to support them during this critical life event.

Hospitality House of Saginaw: HH of Saginaw is a "home-away-from-home" for out-of-town families and patients receiving medical treatment in one of our area hospitals. Open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, we provide lodging and a network of care to families in need.

Innerlink: Innerlink works to alleviate homelessness and assist homeless youth in their transition to an independent and stable lifestyle.

Kingdom Builders: Kingdom Builders is expanding God's kingdom one neighborhood at a time by building relationships with the people and leaders of our community while restoring abandoned houses in the city of Saginaw. 

Lutheran Social Services of MI: LSSM helps hundreds of children find foster homes and adoptive families each year. They work with families seeking to adopt children and children seeking forever families. Have you considered fostering or adopting a child in need?

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange: More than 3,000 children in Michigan are waiting for permanent, loving homes to call their own each year.

Mission in the City: Mission in the City is working with our community to make a positive impact across the city of Saginaw, with emphasis placed on the inner city.

Open Table: The Open Table engages believers with individuals in poverty in a transformative way, moving them from poverty to community. Tables are composed of a group of volunteers that make a year-long commitment to act–through relationship—as a team of life specialists, encouragers, and advocates. Over the course of a year, the Table works together to set goals, foster accountability, and implement a plan to create change in the life of the Brother or Sister they serve. Click this link to complete Hopevale's Open Table Application Form. 

Partnership Center: Rooted in the call of Jesus and in partnership with the community, the Partnership Center works with economically disadvantaged persons, responding to specified needs and fostering opportunities for new beginnings.

People Acheiving Change Today: PACT empowers caring people to achieve change in their communities through mentoring. You and one young person between the ages of 6 and 17 will be in a one year mentoring relationship. You spend 4 to 8 hours per month (about an hour or two a week) with your young person. PACT offers mentor training beforehand so you are well prepared for the opportunity ahead of you.

The Power of Dad: The Power of Dad exists to reduce fatherlessness and its harmful impact on children. This is accomplished through mentoring programs, conferences and seminars.

Pregnancy Resource Center: The Pregnancy Resource Center of Mid-Michigan is a faith based organization offering hope through free and confidential medical, educational, and parenting services to anyone with a planned or unplanned pregnancy. 

READ Association of Saginaw County: READ exists to help instill in all children a love of reading and the value of becoming a lifelong reader. If you enjoy working with children, love to read, and have one hour per week through the school year, there's a place for you to serve! 

Restoration Community Outreach: RCO exists to meet the most basic needs of homeless men and addresses behaviors that led to homelessness. This is accomplished through daily case management, life skill classes, addiction counseling, job placement assistance, and other resources designed to move the client back into permanent housing.

Reach Out Kids Club: ROKC is a free, quality, afterschool child care program for children k-5th grade. Their objective is to meet many of the practical needs of the children in our community while building relationships that lead to meeting their spiritual needs as well. To this end, ROKC provides a safe, nuturing environment for children to experience play, tutoring and mentoring in a group setting.

Royal Family Kids: Royal Family Kids provides a life changing experience for children in the foster care system, ages 7-11 at no cost to the families, caregivers, or the State of Michigan. Each camper will have the opportunity to uncover, discover and develop their self worth, talents and abilities in a fun and safe environment.

Sewing Circle: These ladies from Hopevale are using their skill and passion for sewing to make blankets and pillow cases for those in need throughout our region. It's a great way to bless others and point them to Jesus. 

TriHOPe: Tri-Cities House of Prayer & Hope exists to bring hope, freedom, and healing to survivors of sexual exploitation through bridging community connections and providing Christ-centered support.

Underground Railroad: Underground Railroad provides shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. They also provide leadership and programs to end violence against women in our community.

United Way: The United Way focuses on creating change in the community through the areas of health, education and financial stability. By promoting giving, advocating and volunteering - the nonprofit is able to create impact by connecting community resources and volunteers.

Valley International Students Association: V.I.S.A. is about informally building relationships that bridge language, spiritual and other cultural barriers to international students in the Great Lakes Bay Region, primarily at SVSU. 

Youth for Christ- Great Lakes Bay: YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus.