Below is a list of the Local Missions that GPC helps support.
FICM is an evangelistic ministry that was founded in 1981 by Pastor Joe and Gwynn Browne to help the poor and homeless in South Central Los Angeles. This ministry began through a radio program. They opened a church a year later and, in 1986, opened the facility on 46th Street. This location has provided for the homeless, the hungry, children, single-parent families, the elderly and the deserted. GPC has partnered with FICM for the past four years. Several people from GPC volunteer their time to help out at FICM through workdays on the second Saturday of each month. FICM relies totally on volunteers, as there are no paid staff members. They serve their community in the following areas: Saturday Kids Club, Saturday morning community breakfast for the homeless, Sunday Skid Row Ministry, Wednesday evening dinner and Bible Study, supplemental/emergency food for single parent families and senior adults, S.A.Y. Yes! Youth Development after-school program.
Founded by Phyllis and Jerry Campbell in 1954, GAR is a non-profit, governed by a Board of Directors and supported through the efforts of its Foundation. GAR serves adults with developmental disabilities with vocational training, job placement, adult living skills instruction, community integration program, recreational activities and residential placement. GAR Services is the center of their vocational, educational and social programs. Clients work five days a week and are paid for the successful completion of a variety of jobs ranging from small packaging, assembly, and mailings to recycling. Their residential program consists of three group homes: Hamilton House, Alma House and David Gogian House. This program provides a comfortable, loving environment for 22 adults who can no longer live at home due to aging of deceased families. The Job Placement Program develops jobs for workshop clients in community work settings. GAR Services provides businesses with hard-working, loyal workers. The following services are provided at their facility or at the employer’s site: food service, housekeeping/ maintenance, mailings, office assistance, retail/warehouse/shipping and receiving, and manufacturing. They also have a Multi-Cultural Program, the AKtion Club (sponsored by the Glendale Kiwanis Club) and Pastimes (a community integration program). For more information, visit their website at http://www.garservices.org/
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to serve on a committee, work at a construction site, work their Builders Surplus Store or assist in their office. If you are interested go to their website at www.sgvhabitat.org. Click on Members/Volunteers, then Individual Form. Click on Volunteer Information Sheet, print the form. After you have filled it out, mail it to: Jan Robinson, SGV Habitat for Humanity, 770 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. You can fax it to 626.792.7006. If you would like the form mailed to you call Jan Robinson at 626.792.3838, ext. 17. When your form has been received you will be contacted about the required orientation meeting. Volunteer your time and talents to help make the dream of a safe, decent, affordable home come true for qualified low-income families.