Here is a blast from the past. This was the building where CCCP first launched. Over these last 20 years, CCPC has distributed well over $22 million dollars worth of food, clothes, furniture and other household goods, to help those in need and has sustained a multitude of humanitarian programs. Those include having one of the largest combined food pantries in the state, a state of the art mental health and wellness center, along with a myriad of other critical programs and services.
CCPC has a long history of meeting the needs of people in our community and we will continue to do so in the future. Along the way, we have learned so much from these friendships that have formed over the last several years.
CCPC’s Mission Continues
For the last twenty years, we have sought to serve people regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. At the same time, we are committed to continually improving and remaining vigilant in our efforts to ensure individuals and families of all races and backgrounds feel supported, heard, and valued. We believe that we are all created in the image of God. That is a foundational principle of the Christian Center along with the belief that everyone has value and should be treated with dignity. As such, we stand for equity and inclusion and we stand against racism in any form. In short, we believe it is our responsibility to follow these timeless words that say: “Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”
Meeting immediate needs is not just about providing food, rent assistance, or mental health counseling – it is doing this in a way that respects and acknowledges the importance of others. We trust those who come to us for our services. All who come for help, have been and will continue to be served. Our experience has shown this to be a good policy. The same is true for our basic needs assistance program and mental health counseling.
Our faith teaches us that, we are imperfect people in an imperfect world. We are continually reevaluating whether we are doing enough, whether we are diverse enough, whether we are addressing the fears and concerns of our community, and whether we are coordinating well enough with other nonprofits.
As such, we welcome feedback from you, our community. We want to listen and to humbly incorporate as much as we can of what you say, as we together seek to develop better solutions to the problems facing us today. Recent events have reminded us that we need to continue to strive for a world that is more just and equitable. For us, that means among other things, helping everyone who comes through our doors to make it through the day, the week, the month, and the year, by providing a critical safety net of services for them. We stand with you in doing this.