Compassion, Mercy, and Justice Ministry

Compassion, Mercy, and Justice (CMJ) Ministry believes we have a Biblical call to serve with the hands and feet of Jesus, to be a testimony to who Jesus is through our actions of service and to show love to those who are hurting. “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8 CMJ Ministry bases their works on:

  • Compassion—helping hurting people.
  • Mercy—God’s grace applied, forgiveness and non-judgmental care to others.
  • Justice—stopping what hurts people.

CMJ strives to provide education and connections so people can volunteer their time and talents in areas that they feel God is calling them, such as feeding the hungry, human trafficking, prison ministry, domestic violence, serving the homeless. Follow the links on the tree to find areas of volunteer services God may be calling you to be involved in. 

Human Trafficking Serving the Homeless Domestic Violence Feeding the Hungry Prison Ministry Youth At Risk Clothing and Household Donations

Feeding the Hungry


ICA, Minnetonka, Excelsior MN 

www.icafoodshelf.org

ICA’s mission is to offer hope as they provide assistance to neighbors in need.  They offer a food distribution program and financial aid for rent, mortgage and utilities.

Emergency Foodshelf Network, Minneapolis, MN

www.emergencyfoodshelf.org

An innovative food bank dedicated to serving the hunger needs of our changing communities.  They are a full service food bank, providing quality, nutritious food and support services to over 200 hunger relief partners, including food shelves and on site meal programs throughout the state.

Second Harvest Heartland, Minneapolis, MN

www.2harvest.org

Second Harvest Heartland’s mission is to end hunger through community partnerships.  Their aim is not only to efficiently and effectively end hunger but to prevent hunger.

 

Prison Ministry

 

Amicus, Minneapolis, MN

www.amicususa.org

Amicus partners with inmates, ex-offenders, juvenile offenders, at risk youth and communities to build successful lives and stronger communities.  It is a Minnesota nonprofit with over 44 years of experience in improving public safety by helping inmates and ex-offenders through positive relationship building, restorative justice practices and individualized transition services.

Charis Prison Ministry, MN 

www.charismn.org

Presenting God’s reconciling love in Jesus Christ to inmates in correctional institutions in Minnesota.

 

Youth at Risk

 

Tree House, Minnetonka, MN

www.treehouseyouth.org

Tree House is a faith based, non-profit organization offering hope and guidance to hurting teens, alumni and parents during difficult times.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Twin Cities, MN

www.bigstwincities.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program that helps children realize their potential and build futures.  They nurture children and strengthen communities.

Timber Bay, Suburban, Urban and Rural Areas, MN

www.timberbay.org

Timber Bay is sponsored by Youth Investment Foundation a Christian non-profit organization.  The goal is to effect new attitudes and behavior as needed in youth through a growing faith in Christ and/or by supportive staff relationships.  They seek to create a sense of purpose, belonging and community with our youth.  

 

Clothing and Household Donations

 

Ready for Success, Minneapolis, MN

http://readyforsuccessmn.org/

Ready for Success provides low-income women with new or gently used professional clothing, accessories, and personal care items suitable for job interviews and the work place.

Dress for Success, Twin Cities, MN

www.dressforsuccess.org

Dress for Success Twin Cities is working to end poverty in our community by providing business attire, interview skills and job retention support to help economically disadvantaged women achieve self-sufficiency through gainful employment.  

His House Thrift Store, Minnetonka, MN

www.hishousefoundation.com

His House Foundation is a non profit ecumenical Christian community based human service ministry.  Their Thrift Store provides affordable clothing and necessities to the community, and proceeds help support families in need.  All merchandise is donated by parishioners, friends and neighbors.

Human Trafficking

 

Mission 21, Rochester MN

www.mission21mn.org

Mission 21 provides resources and restoration services to minor victims 15 years and under of human trafficking. Their mission is to assist victims of sexual exploitation so that they will be restored mentally and spiritually and re-enter society as survivors.

Breaking Free, St. Paul, MN

www.breakingfree.net

Breaking Free educates and provides services to women and girls who have been victims of abuse and commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution/sex trafficking) and need assistance escaping the violence in their lives.

Source Annex, Minneapolis, MN

www.sourceannex.org

Annex Network creates awareness and provides opportunities for women to get out of human trafficking. A wholistic model is used including post-treatment affordable transitional homes that incorporate role models and congregations providing significant relationships and seeing life long change.

Evangelical Covenant Church

www.covchurch.org/trafficking

Provides links to organizations that educate and show how you can support legislation that’s working to abolish human trafficking.

 

Serving the Homeless

 

People Serving People, Minneapolis, MN

www.peopleservingpeople.org

People Serving People serves homeless children and their families and provide new opportunities for healthy, stable family life.

1st Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN

www.1stcov.org

1st Covenant Church Minneapolis works in partnership with Salvation Army to serve meals November through April to people who are homeless.

St. Joseph’s Home for Children, Minneapolis, MN

http://www.osjspm.org/page.aspx?pid=415

St. Joseph's Home for Children, a program of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, serves children and their families by addressing immediate needs for shelter and stability and offering long-term solutions to emotional and behavioral issues.

 

Domestic Violence

 

Soujourner, Minneapolis, MN

http://www.sojournerproject.org/

Sojourner’s Mission is to provide safe shelter for women and children as well as advocacy and education for individuals and communities victimized by domestic violence.

Harriet Tubman, Minneapolis, MN

http://www.tubman.org/tubman/

Tubman helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education while guiding and sustaining individuals and families on the journey from chaos and fear to healing and restoration.

Advocates for Victims of Abuse (AVA)

http://www.covchurch.org/abuse/

The Evangelical Covenant Church addresses sexual assault and its related concern, domestic violence, through the Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) initiative. AVA informs, raises awareness, and educates about abuse and ways we can be involved within our congregations and communities.