First Bridge is a nonprofit organization created to serve the Petal community by connecting people with resources, relationships, and the hope of the gospel. It is a community based ministry with hopes to meet social, physical, and emotional needs.
Donations given to First Bridge go towards buying uniforms, shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and food for food backpacks! Check out their website if you want to learn more about supporting and serving First Bridge!
A part of WMU's ministry is the Christian Women's Job Corps. RISE - formally known as Pinebelt CWJC - is an ecumenical ministry that provides hope to women and men in need. Their purpose is to empower hurting women and men through education, mentoring, and goal setting to then move them toward self-sufficiency. You can learn more about RISE on their Facebook page. You can also donate to their ministry there as well!
The Lighthouse Rescue Mission was born out of compassion for such young women and their families. They are a beacon for the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ, lighting the way to a better life, free from the cycle of poverty and despair.
Their mission is twofold: first, they provide hurting women and their children a safe place to live, a haven from a dangerous world. But they also offer a pathway to true life change through a comprehensive program of spiritual counseling and life skills training. You can learn more and donate to their ministry at their website! If you and your family are in need, you can reach out to The Lighthouse at .
Petal Children's Task Force's mission is to act as an advocate for families, children, and youth who live in the Petal School District who are in need; to provide assistance to Petal families with a wide range of services; and to work together with local churches, social services, law enforcement, judicial services, Petal schools, and civic clubs to provide quality assistance where needed. You can learn more about PCTF and donate to their foundation at their website!
Hope Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith-based organization that provides lab-quality pregnancy testing at no cost to our patients, ultrasound, and decision-making consultations for individuals facing unplanned pregnancies.
Their mission is to “empower individuals to make informed choices.” When anyone comes in seeking their services, they are there to meet their initial needs. In many cases, this includes confirming that there is a pregnancy and that it is viable. A care coordinator will walk the client through a decision-making guide if there is uncertainty about what they want to do in the event of a positive test result. In the decision-making guide, the individuals can sort through everything they are facing, what questions they have, and what matters most to them. This allows Hope Clinic to know what their true needs are and help them find the resources that will help start a journey of a healthy pregnancy. As an alternative to abortion clinics in Mississippi, Hope Clinic gives educational material and support that encourages healthy lifestyle choices regardless of test results.
Hope Clinic strives to meet the client where they are in their situation. Their goal is that the client finds value within themselves, that they give them accurate and up-to-date information, and each individual leaves with hope no matter what they are facing.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action. This ministry meets the urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations. They provide many different types of relief, including food, water, child care, laundry, repairs, rebuilding, and much more. You can learn more about SBC Disaster Relief, how to give, and how to volunteer at their website!