Decatur Cooperative Ministry
Decatur Cooperative Ministry helps families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and to build healthy lives filled with peace, hope, and opportunity. Through annual assistance for Hagar’s House, Shallowford helps to supply and maintain a healthy living environment for women and children in need of shelter.
Shallowford’s Food Pantry provides temporary or emergency food assistance including groceries for over 400 families per year and distributes more than 15,000 lbs. of food a year. Please call us to set up an appointment; no client fee or donation is required. Identification cards for all family members are needed at the time of arrival. Shallowford is on MARTA routes 33 and 126.
Food Pantry Hours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Each year, Shallowford participates in a 12-week build to assist well-deserving families in the Atlanta community. Volunteers are asked to share their Saturday(s) to take part in manual labor or to host a team lunch during the build.
LaAmistad (“The Friendship”)
LaAmistad prepares Latino students and families for success through academic and life enrichment programs. During the school year, Shallowford offers after-school tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm facilitated by a group of Shallowford volunteers. Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
La Gonâve Haiti Partners
La Gonâve Haiti Partners joins the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti in a mutual relationship of supporting education for children and adults, improving access to healthcare and nutrition, and assisting with economic development in ten communities on La Gonâve. Each fall and spring, Shallowford members, along with our Associate Pastor for Mission & Discipleship, travel to the Island of Anse-A-Galet, La Gonâve, Haiti to deepen existing relationships and build new ones with the administration and students at St. Francois School. To express interest, contact Catherine Foster, Associate Pastor for Mission & Discipleship at [email protected]
Upcoming Mission Trips: April 16-23, 2020
Memorial Drive Ministries
Shallowford united with our Presbytery and several local Presbyterian churches to envision and create a non-profit organization on the campus of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. The Mission of Memorial Drive Ministries is to foster diverse worshiping communities, innovative social services, and transformative relationships.
Shallowford supports several of the New Church Developments that meet on the MDM campus through service on its Advisory Councils and collaboration with their members. Several of the non-profit organizations at MDM seek donations and volunteers from the Shallowford community.
NETworks Cooperative Ministries
NETWorks Cooperative Ministries responds with the hospitality of Christ to the food and financial needs of residents and to partner with them to find long-term solutions to poverty. Shallowford collects and donates new school supplies and toys to help supply NETworks’ Good Neighbor Shops each year. This program offers parents the option to select and to purchase school supplies or holiday gifts for at a reduced cost.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance cares for families and communities impacted by disasters, and to help them achieve long-term physical, psychological, and spiritual recovery as a witness to the healing love of Christ. Shallowford provides financial assistance to help cities recover from natural disasters and contributes hygiene kits and cleaning buckets to the PDA warehouses for distribution after national and international disasters.
In partnership with New American Pathways – a refugee resettlement agency and an affiliate of Church World Service – Shallowford is sponsoring a refugee family and will continue to play a large role in helping the family adjust and become self-sufficient in their new home. This refugee resettlement is funded by Shallowford’s Mission Forward Fund. For more information, contacnt Stephen Caldwell.
Shalom International Ministry
Shalom International Ministry seeks to address the social, economic, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the full person. This ministry is oriented around four core values: Worship, Learning, Hospitality, and Healing. Shallowford is a proud partner of Shalom’s Annual Presbyterian’s Got Talent fundraiser in the spring, provides individual sponsorships, and aid in sending Shalom Youth to the Annual Montreat Youth Conference.
Thornwell Home for Children
Thornwell Home for Children provides safe and loving homes for children in need, offer hope for a brighter future through education and community-based programs, and encourage wholeness and healing with counseling and support. Each November, Shallowford fills turkey banks with coins to help children in need. Last year, Shallowford children and families traveled to Thornwell’s home base in Clinton, South Carolina to tour the campus and to participate in community outreach projects.
2019 Youth Summer Mission Trip
This summer, our youth entered one of the poorest parts in the United States and saw that not much has changed in the last 50 years. They invested in outreach projects and tackled home repair projects for families in need. Many of the homes left over from the coal industry era were in desperate need of repairs that families cannot afford. We unplugged and disconnected electronically for the week!