At FOPC, we believe in serving our local community in addition to reaching the ends of the earth. Below are some of the ways we are involved in the community in and around Fair Oaks. We support each of these ministries with donations of our time, money, and volunteers.
Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
Alternatives is a non-profit counseling and pregnancy resource center committed to providing women and men with accurate, up-to-date information in order to make informed decisions about pregnancy, sexual health, and relationships. Because everyone should have access to this information, all of their services are free of charge. For more information, call (916) 972-0299.
Courage To Be You
C2BU, through Courage House NorCal, rescues children in Northern California out of sex trafficking, provides them a safe home. It offers them healing for their physical, spiritual, and emotional wounds and shows them that they were created on purpose for a purpose. It is a state-licensed, Christian long-term residential level 12 group home with beds for six girls, ages 11 – 17. There are plans to build ten cottages on the 50-acre undisclosed property to accommodate sixty girls in the future. For more information visit their website or call (916) 517-1616.
This ministries’ focus is with low-income residence motels for the homeless. The ministry provides food, clothing and other necessities, conducts Bible studies, and ongoing counseling for families. They also provide furnishings to newly housed families, inner-city Christian summer day camps, as well as tutoring and enrichment activities for children, are additional services. For more information, call (916) 631-4357.
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Sacramento is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention and care to the employees and families of the various Sacramento-based emergency services. The Chaplains respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as first responders alongside peace officers during emergency calls. Each chaplain is trained to help individuals, businesses, schools, government officers, and neighborhoods who have suffered a trauma, crisis, or death. For more information, call (916) 993-7785.
Powerhouse is an outreach to families of prisoners and families in crisis, helping to meet physical, emotional, educational, social and spiritual needs. Life skill classes include parenting, a 12-step program, youth and adult anger management. These groups offer life experience opportunities through field trips, special events and holiday programs. Assistance with alternative sentencing, financial aid, food, and clothing is available along with other services provided in partnership with various agencies. For more information, call (916) 983-0658 or visit their website.
The Sayonara Community Center
Sayonara Community Center is located in a low income neighborhood challenged by gangs, drug presence, and little academic success among the kids. The City of Citrus Heights, City Life, and Community Volunteers create a safe, academically enriched environment where the children can come for encouragement and assistance. About 40-50 students come each day to this after school program where they are provided with- a healthy snack, help with their homework, education-building games, and community mentors. For more information, call (916) 726-6950.
Sunrise Food Closet
Sunrise Food Closet provides emergency food supplies for needy residents of the northeast Sacramento area. Food supplies and financing are provided by the local community. It is the mission of the Food Closet to provide five days of nutritionally balanced food supplies once each month when an emergency occurs. For more information, call (916) 965-5431.
Union Gospel Mission
Union Gospel Mission is dedicated to sharing the Gospel with all who come to them for help. Their services include help with utilities, rehabilitation through their New Life Discipleship program, sheltering and offering showers and clothing to men on the street. They feed men, women and children who attend the evening chapel services. They offer mail services to men who are homeless and provide food boxes to needy families. Union Gospel also offers internships for men who have completed their program and show great potential for Christian growth and future employment in the Rescue Mission sector. They also provide GED and vocational training for those who do not have marketable job skills. For more information, call 447-3268.
Word to Russia
Word to Russia’s vision is to share the Gospel with the people of the former Soviet Union wherever they may be. Some of the programs include: Production and distribution of Christian radio programs, music and theatrical shows in the Russian and Ukrainian languages, Outreach to Orphans Project, humanitarian support and evangelistic ministry in Former Soviet Union Orphanages, support of publishing and distribution of the Russian language Christian magazine “My Jerusalem” in Israel and the USA, and training children and young people in radio and dramatic presentations of the Gospel message. For more information, call 372-4610.
Youth For Christ
Youth For Christ is a faith based organization designed to meet the diverse needs of teenagers in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Solano and Yolo counties. Ministries include; Above & Beyond, Campus Life, Crossover Basketball, Family Concern Counseling, Mentor Moms, Point Break; Community Centers, The Sanctuary, Serve Partnerships Unlimited, Teen Centers and Juvenile Ministry. YFC staff provide practical activities while sharing the life changing message of Jesus Christ. For more information, call 857-0660.