LOCAL MISSIONS 

 

GET INVOLVED!

We hope that you will prayerfully consider getting involved in some of the amazing
mission work going on all around us, right here in Austin!
 
 
 
 

Mobile Loaves & Fishes is the largest prepared feeding program to our brothers and sisters who find themselves homeless and working poor in Austin. SHPC partners with this social outreach ministry through the St. John Neumann Commissary on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. 

Volunteers are needed to prepare sandwiches and load the truck with clothing, food, and toiletries, or join the truck run and distribute these essentials throughout Southwest Austin. Donations of gently used seasonal adult clothing and travel size toiletries are always needed. 

Check availability and sign up by going to the mission calendar.

 
 
 

This ministry strives to know, love and serve street-dependent youth in Austin so that many may come to know Christ. SYM operates a Drop-In Center just west of the UT campus, which provides daily access to food, clothing, toiletries and a safe place for homeless young adults 28 years old and younger. The missionaries and staff guide them through the setting of goals that lead to stability, sobriety, reconnection with God and a faith home.

Email volunteer@streetyouthministry.org to learn more or get involved.

 

KIDS HOPE USA

Mentorship Program

 
This ministry partners children at schools with one-on-one mentors from neighborhood churches. These partnerships take on the enormous challenge of kids at risk – One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School at a time. Our partnership with Williams Elementary began in 2012! We are always in need of new mentors.
 
Email Sue Lagerquist and Lisa Crawford at kidshope@shpc.org to become a mentor!
 

FREEZE NIGHT

Cold Weather Shelter

 
This winter ministry takes care of the homeless women of downtown Austin on nights that are freezing. Shepherd is one of several local churches which takes turns at Oak Hill United Methodist Church hosting women overnight. Volunteers are on call during Thursday evenings from November to March to make or take dinner or breakfast, eat with guests, or be an overnight host. 
 
Email Gabi Glass to learn more and/or volunteer.
 
Five mornings a week, our bread run ministry picks up day-old bread and pastries from two area HEB stores
and delivers them to local food pantries. We have been partnered with this ministry for over twenty years! Pickups begin at 7:30 a.m. and usually take
around 2 hours. 
 
To get signed up, contact Trish Scoggins at splashofchlorine@gmail.com.
 
ADRN (Austin Disaster Relief Network) is a disaster relief agency Shepherd of the Hills works closely with.
Recently, we worked with ADRN to help flood victims in the greater Houston area recover from the devistation of Hurricane Harvey.
Watch out for any announcements in our bulletins, monthly announcements, and social media for ways you can get involved!
 
You can always find ways to get involved with ADRN by visiting their website.
The Multicultural Refugee Coalition (MRC) creates opportunities for refugee livelihood through training, education, and community connections. 
 
Email Sarah Stranahan at sstranahan4@gmail.com to get involved!
 
 
This ministry provides a dental clinic, educational classes, food pantry, and clothes closet to assist the poor. There are several other opportunities to provide outreach for Manos, including offering assistance year-round in their food pantry and clothes closet, assisting with the Back to School Drive during the summer, their annual “Un-Gala” in October, and the Tamale Sale in the winter.  
Email Glenn Dukes at glenn@dukesfamily.com to learn more and get involved!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a local mission with global implications. RST is a resettlement agency that partners with local churches to resettle legal refugees from all around the world. We need volunteers and donors to help get refugee families settled here in the Austin area. 
 
Email Cathy Beard at beardfamily@austin.rr.com to volunteer.
 
 
This ministry provides foster care, adoption services, and support to children and families in need. Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare for foster parent events, and to assist with Back to School events, and other support programs for foster parents. We are currently looking for one more person to become a PCHAS Ambassador, along with Tammy Boehman. Contact her if you are interested!
 
Email Tammy Boehman at boehmans@gmail.com to volunteer!