Season 3 STAFW proudly introduces St. Augustine Youth Services as a Donation recipient. We are so thankful to S.A.Y.S for serving our youth and enriching the lives of those incredible boys in need. Visit their site to learn more on how you can help this amazing organization. http://sayskids.org/
Alpha-Omega Miracle Home offers:
Mission: To demonstrate God’s love and provide housing education and counseling to those who are most vulnerable: young mothers, their children, and senior women.
Alpha-Omega Miracle Home, a 501(c)(3) faith-based non-profit founded in 1997, offers:
Transitional Housing for Single Mothers and Children through a 24-month holistic program, whose ultimate goals are to assist them in securing permanent housing, and becoming productive and self-supporting women by the time they transition out of our program. Participating mothers receive the following support: continuing education, stable employment, financial literacy training, life-skills courses, free counseling services with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and encouragement from the faith-based community.
Permanent Supportive Housing for Senior Women through a low-income, safe housing program for senior women 60 and over. Residents receive supportive services from on-site case managers and counselors. The formerly displaced and homeless seniors are paired with young, single mothers and children as part of a mentorship initiative. Their respective life experiences and talents are drawn upon to lend further support to the young mothers, and to renew their personal sense of purpose.
AOMH is also dedicated to community-wide outreach through the following initiatives:
How can you help Alpha-Omega?
Betty Griffin House is the only center in St. Johns County that has been providing free services to all victims of domestic and sexual abuse for the past 25 years. Betty Griffin House= currently provides a wide range of services within St. Johns County that includes Safe & Secure Shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, Sexual Assault Recovery Services, Rape Crisis Unit, Confidential Counseling, Transitional Housing, Support Groups, Peace Club, Legal Assistance, Court/Individual Advocacy, Community Education/Training and Thrift Shoppes which are used as a resource for participants and a source of funds from community donations.
The primary purpose of the agency is to provide holistic services that directly relate to the victims’ experience of abuse which will increase safety and security for both the victim and the family. As a full service domestic and sexual abuse center, Betty Griffin House provides information and referral, a 24-hour crisis hotline, court advocacy, civil legal representation, free HIV testing and other support services to shelter and outreach participants. Betty Griffin House also provides a Sexual Assault Recovery Program for advocacy, service management, legal representation, rape crisis unit forensic exams, advocacy coordination, and crisis counseling services. In addition, Betty Griffin House community educators provide primary prevention education on domestic abuse and sexual assault in the community and St. Johns County School District K-12, and local colleges.
Betty Griffin House is a dual domestic violence and rape crisis center with 24 hour sexual assault hotline, crisis intervention and medical and criminal justice accompaniment. The Rape Crisis Unit provides for the needs of rape victims in an area separate from the Emergency Room. Betty Griffin House’s crisis hotline advocates call a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) whenever there is a request for a rape exam. Exams are performed by a SANE that specializes in the delicate task of collecting forensic evidence while maintaining the dignity of the victim.
How can you help Betty Griffin House?
Make a tax deductible donation online at www.bettygriffinhouse.org or send a check to 1375 Arapaho Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Make a “Wish-list” donations item at 1375 Arapaho Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Items needed are diapers, personal hygiene items, socks and underwear of all sizes., cleaning products and toilet paper.
Donate household and furniture items to one of our Thirft Stores. For pick up of large items call (904) 495-8216.
Invite us to speak at your civic or church group. Contact Malinda Everson at (904) 808-8544.
Volunteer at one of our events or at our thrift stores. Call Andrea Rix at (904) 808-8544.
For additional information check our website at www.bettygriffinhouse.org