Clara’s House Food Pantry
Clara’s House Food Pantry is dedicated to Mother Clara Lee Venson, the wife of the late Apostle Albert Venson. Together, they had a vision to help the less fortunate in the community. In November 2001, T. Tyronne Champion and his wife Felicia saw the need to feed the poor in Fauquier County and the surrounding areas. They renovated an old house on their property and called it Clara’s Faith House Food Pantry.
Since its inception Clara’s Faith House Food Pantry has fed thousands of children and adults. The Food Pantry provides food for the hungry in Fauquier, Culpeper, Orange, Madison and other surrounding counties. The food is purchased and donated from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Clara’s Faith House Food Pantry solicits and stores food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, USDA food, food processors and local farmers. Donated food is redistributed to the less fortunate through the Food Pantry; nearly half of the food recipients are children. When a child does not eat properly they lose concentration, are less productive and suffer from malnutrition.
Victory Transitional Housing
The Victory Transitional Housing (VTH) is a one year program that offers transitional housing to homeless men, women and children with a broad range of needs. The program helps individuals achieve and sustain a higher quality of life through resources and various training opportunities. The VTH program provides an opportunity for homeless individuals to save money for a future residence, gain information and access to services they need. Individuals meet with assigned financial mentors every week and participate in structured programs where their needs can be met.
The Victory Transitional Program offers specialized services and referrals to individuals based on their needs. Each individual develops goals with his/her assigned mentor and establishes a service plan with each resident. In case of job loss each individual is assisted with identifying and obtaining stable income. Examples of general services and referrals provided by the VTH are as follows:
- Financial Mentoring
- Mental Health Services
- Substance Abuse Services
- Further Transitional and/or Permanent Housing Options
- Educational Opportunities
The staff at the VTH empower their clients to live a life of self-sufficiency during and after they leave the program. This is accomplished through promoting productive activities, as well as by providing encouragement, education and support. The VTH program collaborates with other agencies in the community to assist the individual in attaining the most effective, beneficial services available.
Noah’s Ark Outreach accepts donated professional, business, outdoor and children’s clothing for the under priviledged. We also accept washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and other household items that will assist the less fortunate in having their needs met which will help them live a content and meaningful life. All donated goods are given free of charge through our voucher program to qualified low-income individuals who need assistance
Many of our clients have used Noah’s Ark to obtain business attire for job interviews, rugged clothing for outdoor labor, dresses and toddler clothing. Large and small appliances are given to individuals who live in apartments or homes that do not have the necessary appliances to subsist in everyday life. Noah’s Ark has furnished whole households who have suffered the tragedy of their house burning down or the misfortune of divorce. Noah’s Ark has supplied the necessary items for the parents and children to live a content life. Our goal and belief is that it is essential for people to possess important necessities which provides peace and stability to the family.
Residents who graduate from the Victory Transitional Housing Facility are allowed to shop for furniture to furnish their future residence free of charge. Community Touch also moves the furniture via a truck donated by the Jesse & Rose Loeb Foundation to the residents house or apartment. Noah’s Ark also supplies appliances, office furniture and misc. items to local nonprofits and small businesses in need free of charge.
Noah’s Ark items will be provided free of charge to those in “need” through a “Voucher system. The voucher system helps get the necessary items to people in need. To participate in the voucher program, please contact one of the following agencies: Fauquier Community Action, Fauquier Family Shelter, Hand of God Ministries, Salvation Army, Vint Hill Transitional Housing, Piedmont United Way, Fauquier County Food Distribution and St. Vincent de Paul.
10499 Jerico Rd.
Bealeton, VA 22712
Mon, Wed, Fri 10am – 2 pm
Sat 9am – 1pm
If you are in need of help or would like to donate household furnishings, please call 540-439-9300
For more information, please visit Community Touch, Inc.
Prison and Mission Ministry
The DC (True Discliples of Christ) Mission Department’s mission is to transform lives through evangelizing. Luke 4:18-19 says:
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
We are motivated by the love of God to share His truth and love to incarcerated women and to restore them to God, their families, and their communities. We offer hope, healing, and new purpose through the ministry of Jesus Christ.