The goal of our Basic Services is simply immediate relief. We are a hand-up ministry, therefore there are times when a form of triage care is needed. If someone were to show up to the hospital with a deep wound, then the medical team would bind the wound before progressing to treat other related concerns. Similarly, when someone comes to the COC with a significant need we want to service that immediate need. However, this is always intended to lead to a plan for the individual to participate in our other programs- moving toward self-sufficiency and success. After their basic needs are met, we can then successfully focus on the greater needs of a client.
Our Basic Services
- food bags
- hygiene kits
- vouchers to our clothing closet or thrift stores
- utility assistance
If you or someone you know is in need of basic services, The Christian Outreach Center is here to help. Visit our center during business hours or call for assistance at (225) 377-8582.