local missions

Amistad (friendship in Spanish) is an outreach ministry of the First United Methodist in Freehold serving the greater Freehold area. Amistad supports Hispanic children and their families as they integrate in the local community through education, health and advocacy programs including after-school tutoring, ESL (children and adults), summer children's program, nutrition and parenting classes, and more.

Aslan Youth Ministry, located in Red Bank, provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support for disadvantaged youth and their families. They offer mentoring and tutoring programs, youth classes, sports, recreational activities, emergency services, emotional and spiritual counseling, and financial aid to children in need.

The Center in Asbury Park, Inc. is a volunteer based New Jersey not-for-profit service organization, providing support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. The Center offers its clients and volunteers a safe haven in order to instill a sense of community and stability in their lives. The Center fulfills its mission through Housing Programs including Center House, a permanent residence to 25 individuals living with HIV/AIDS; emergency placement for homeless individuals; rental and utility subsidies to prevent homelessness; nutrition programs, referral and transportation services, and education.

Colts Neck Reformed Church Nursery School Scholarships offer financial support for families whose children attend the nursery school at our church.

Colts Neck Fire Department, first organized in 1926, is a volunteer fire department covering 32 square miles and protecting approximately 12,000 residents and numerous businesses within the township.

Colts Neck First Aid Squad provides emergency medical services (EMS) to the residents of Colts Neck, those who work and play in our town, and those who are "just passing through." Comprised of volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life, the First Aid Squad provides aid to those in need at no cost; the Squad relies primarily on donations to cover operational expenses.

Colts Neck PBA, an association of police officers of the Colts Neck Police Department, enhances the mutual interests of both the employees of the police department and the citizens of the town, seeking to have dedication and strength of the partnership between the citizens of the town and the police department. The PBA will assist in community-sponsored activities, aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that service to others will advance the well-being of our community. Their values and ethical standards are the principals that guide their missions, goals, and future of the community.

CPC Behavioral Healthcare provides integrated care for children and adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Our donation helps the Medication Emergency Fund.

Emergency Relief funds are allocated at the minister's discretion to members of the church family and those in the surrounding communities. When referral to a local organization is not possible, funds are sometimes available to help those who come to the church for help with utility, housing, food, and other needs, after meeting with the minister.

Family Promise of Monmouth County provides needed services to homeless families in our area. Local churches donate space to house these families in the evenings for dinner and overnight, for one week on a rotating basis. Our congregation supports Family Promise both monetarily and with volunteers.

HABcore is a not-for-profit corporation that provides permanent housing and individualized support, helps homeless families, veterans and individuals with special needs move through crisis to stability, thereby giving them the opportunity to improve their lives.

Habitat for Humanity provides decent, affordable housing through volunteer efforts, no-interest mortgages, and "sweat equity", in the northeast and western Monmouth County area.

Love Thy Neighbor (formerly Love in the Name of Christ) is a faith-based initiative in Monmouth County with a mission to mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.

Lunch Break, located in Red Bank, freely provides life's basic necessities - food, clothing, and fellowship for our community members in need. Their mission is to alleviate hunger and lead those we serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. They serve everyone, with compassion and dignity.

MonmouthCares, in West Long Branch, is a non-profit organization that partners with families to facilitate care for children with complex needs. They believe in a model of care that is family-driven, culturally competent and community-based. MonmouthCares is part of the NJ Department of Children and Families Children's System of Care (CSOC). The CSOC serves all 21 counties in New Jersey via fifteen local systems of care, each comprised of similar organizations.

Open Door is a non-profit, interfaith emergency food pantry and referral center located in downtown Freehold. Besides collecting and distributing food to the needy, Open Door has an after-school tutoring and social program, an advocacy program to assist with problems of eviction, power shut-off, and similar difficulties, and refers clients to organizations such as local welfare offices.

Parker Family Health Clinic is a volunteer-based, free health care facility where Monmouth County residents without medical insurance or the ability to pay can be cared for. The focus is on primary health care, emphasizing disease prevention, health promotion, and patient education in an easily accessible facility located in Red Bank.

St. Peter's Community Outreach, where Community Suppers are held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Freehold on the second and fourth Fridays of most months, works in partnership with other Freehold area congregations and organizations; volunteers prepare and serve 100 - 150 meals at each supper.

The Samaritan Center at the Jersey Shore is a place for families and individuals to turn for counseling, educational opportunities and spiritual enrichment. The goal of the center is to provide clinical psychological services, coaching and support in areas of one's health and life direction. The center serves the community by providing top quality services at reasonable costs.

180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. is a private non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. They provide shelter, counseling, information, compassion and understanding men, women and children. Among their many programs is a youth helpline to assist children and adolescents with their day-to-day concerns where trained listeners encourage discussion, provide support, and offer practical guidance.