Koinonia Parish Survey

After 19 non profit presentations, All Saints’ Episcopal Church is in the discernment process of|
deciding on which community organization(s) we will support with our time and talents. We
have narrowed the list to 10 non-profit organizations. (See below) The Koinonia team has met
with many of the All Saints’ ministry groups for feedback.

Koinonia Presentation Summaries

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  • Foster Care – providing a safe temporary home for children – Sara Leonard
    Challenges: only 37 licensed foster homes in Cab. County with ~165 children in need of care.
    DSS offers a 12-week course to become a licensed foster parent. Needs: respite & emergency
    placements, foster family support with meals, gift cards, and donations.
  • Senior Hunger and Isolation – Cabarrus Meals on Wheels – Taylor Brock
    Serves elderly and people with disabilities 1 out of 5 seniors have food insecurity due to cost
    and transportation issues. CMOW provides hot lunches Monday – Friday to ~450 clients per
    day. Needs: delivery volunteers, assistance with costs ($4.95 per lunch)
  • Life After Incarceration, Substance Abuse Treatment, Chronic Homelessness
    AYA House – Dennis Brown Support and training for ~234 newly released in Cab. Co.
    (Without support recidivism rate is 36% within 30 days and 90% to drug/mental health problems.)
  • Affordable Housing – Habitat for Humanity – Bill Shelton
    Serves: housing needs of low-income families, and critical repairs of current homeowners 17K people of Cab.Co. are paying 30-60% of their avg. median income.
  • Affordable Housing – CCM – Ed Hosack
    Needs: Creating new housing capacity. Over 500 students have been homeless this past year. There are 14 encampments in Cab. County. High need for housing for seniors
    Solutions: H2H – Homeless Housing, Huddle Housing – 12-15 carriage homes for extremely Low-income CCM path to stability is 3.5 to 5 yr process.
  • Second Course – Culinary training after incarceration – Colin Bramlett
    Provide free training with stipend. Safe serve certification Future job opportunities at local restaurants.
  • Opportunity House – Serving the homeless – Laura Robert
    Provides daily devotional, ~ 45 breakfasts and lunches per day, showers, laundry facilities, clothing closet, computer lab, connections to resources, various classes – GED, AA, recovery services. Needs: donations- $, tents, sleeping bags, back packs, food, paper, and cleaning products. Volunteers for one on one assistance, answering phones, clothing closet
  • CCM – Food Insecurity – Kris Edscorn
    Provides groceries once a month to clients at main distribution center and satellite locations in Cab. Co. Other services: Samaritan’s Table, delivery to shut ins, support to college students, School backpack program Needs: Volunteers for all types of positions.
  • Guardian Ad Litem – Volunteer Opportunities for the Well Being of Children in Foster Care – Rachel Grossman-Zack
    Provides training and support to community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system Needs: Volunteers There are 340 children with only 85 trained volunteers.
  • Academic Learning Center -After school Tutoring – Terri Chaney
    Mission: to improve academic performance and confidence of children through quality tutoring. Needs: After school volunteers to support certified teachers.

Presentation Categories

Foster Care
Guardian Ad Litem
Academic Learning Center tutoring
Habitat for Humanity
CCM – Housing
Opportunity House
Food Insecurity
Meals on Wheels
CCM – Food Bank
Recently Incarcerated
AYA House
Second Course