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Alzheimer's Association San Antonio Office

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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. Join our cause. We develop policy resources, including Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures and Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease, to educate decision makers on the economic and emotional toll that Alzheimer's takes on families and the nation. Our advocates engage elected officials at all levels of government and participate in our annual Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum, a march on Capitol Hill to meet with elected representatives. With our chapters, we work to pass legislation at the federal, state and global level. Our advocacy victories include passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), which mandated the creation of a national plan to fight Alzheimer’s. [read more]

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CASA of the Coastal Bend

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Advocating for Children in Nueces, Aransas and San Patricio Counties For children in foster care, the ability to form lasting connections with other people is often a challenge. Children who have been neglected and/or abused undergo profound stress that affects their developing view of the world. For the children served by CASA volunteers, the world may represent nothing but chaos and danger, such that they must remain always on guard and ready to respond to threat. Although such hypervigilance and preparedness for battle enabled survival when needed, it tends to become a hindrance in environments where threat is only perceived and acts as a barrier to connecting with others. For any adult to parent any child, the child must trust that adult to be able to protect and take control when necessary. The child who has not been nurtured learns to survive on his/her own and often believes that adults exist just to make survival more difficult. The nature of the foster care system often reinforces that the world contains nothing but threat and that everyone must fight to survive from one minute to the next. Regardless of the conditions children are removed from, they typically enter foster care with fear and are primed to react accordingly. Thus, every new face encountered poses risk and every adult is plotting some form of harm. For everyone involved with that chronically terrified child, there is the task of building trust. For the foster child whose placement is changing frequently, there are few consistent people in whom to develop trust. Learning to trust others is fundamental to survival in our society. The CASA volunteer frequently becomes the most consistent person in that child’s life and thus, the person able to foster trust. Fight to Survive and Trust to Thrive By Dr. Erin Shull [read more]

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CEF - Child Evangelism Fellowship

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Child Evangelism Fellowship® is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God and establish them in a Bible believing church for Christian living. For over 70 years God has been using Child Evangelism Fellowship to bring the love of Jesus Christ to children around the world. The Word of God puts a high priority on children. They are near to God's heart and we believe that He is uniquely concerned about their spiritual welfare. Without the foundation of a relationship with God and training in Biblical principles for life they are unequipped to face what life will throw at them. With workers in more than 185 countries around the world, CEF® has personally ministred to more than 14 million children last year. God has given us a passion to not only bring children into a right relationship with God, but to disciple them in His Word and establish them in Bible teaching churches so that they may become mature in their faith. Perhaps God is leading you to become more involved in the lives of children, for His kingdom's sake. CEF® is here to train, equip, and encourage you as you follow that leading. I trust that this web site will be a rich resource for you and that God will use you in a tremendous way to make an eternal difference in the lives of boys and girls. [read more]

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Lord of the Harvest Church

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When connecting to a church it is vital you know what that church believes and teaches. Our statement of faith is thoroughly Biblically based. As you will see below we are committed to the Word of God. We Believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16 ) We Believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19) We Believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years (John 1:1). We Believe in the blessed hope – the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming (Titus 2:13 ). We Believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ (John 14:6). We Believe regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation (Titus 3:5). We Believe in water baptism by immersion (Matthew 28:19). We Believe the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer (1 Peter 2:24 ). We Believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (Revelation 20:11 -15). Our Vision • To GATHER as God’s people • To GROW in faith, love and service • To GO share the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ Our Mission • To build the people who build the church by: • Empowering people to love God • Empowering people to live a life of victory • Empowering people to be leaders for God Vision is a reflection of what God wants to through us to impact the world. It is not about maintaining the status quo. Followers find the leader and then the vision. Leaders find the vision and then the followers. [read more]

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New Life Refuge Ministries

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Core Values & Belief Statement Faith | Integrity | Compassion | Excellence We believe that every child has a God given purpose and being victimized does not define who they are but rather is simply a part of their story that the Lord can use to bring beauty from. We believe that a New Life is possible for all. We value each and every one along with their stories and walk alongside those we serve as they come to know their true value and purpose. Refuge | We provide child survivors of sex trafficking a safe and home-like environment to live and transition into healthy lifestyles. The New Life Refuge Ministries Home of Hope campus is a place of new beginnings where freedom is gained and souls are healed. [read more]

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Nueces County Juvenile Detention Center Volunteers, Inc.

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INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERING Volunteers / Mentors play an integral role in complementing the services provided by the Nueces County Juvenile Probation Department. Volunteers are recruited and trained to be of assistance to both clients and staff. Their services are utilized in areas that best match their training and interests. Potential volunteers must meet the department’s volunteer requirements. There are several areas in which we rely on the support of volunteers: Intern Program - College students are given the opportunity to work with a Juvenile Probation Officer to gain hands on experience working with juvenile offenders. Non-denominational youth ministry Mentoring in the Barnes Regional Placement Facility Friendly visitor in detention Mentoring youth on probation Fundraising Please print and complete the Volunteer Application and email it to: Paul.Flores@NuecesCo.com at the Main Office. All volunteers are required by law to have finger prints on record. Please fill out the FAST application and make arrangements to have your fingerprints taken. Additional instructions are on the application. Volunteers / mentors / interns eligibility requirements: • At least 21 years old • Criminal history check • Sex offender background check For additional information please contact Paul Flores at (361) 561-6130. [read more]

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