People can receive help in many ways. Below are a few examples:
Practical help for physical, emotional, and/or social needs
Financial assistance for basic living expenses (rent, food, utilities, medical, etc.)
Subsidies for Counseling Services
Care groups for difficult life events such as tragedy, divorce and aging
Peacemaking assistance to restore broken or hostile relationships
Prayer, spiritual guidance and accountability
Prepared meals for congregants with special circumstances
Biblical stewardship and budgeting guidance
Links to support services throughout the city
From the moment we first meet our clients (we call them clients but they are our sisters and brothers in Christ), we are focused on helping someone who is undergoing hardship. We acknowledge that the only one we truly lean on in order to accomplish this is Jesus Christ and that we are unable to effectively help anyone spiritually or otherwise without him. We offer practical help in a number of ways, including helping the client get connected with available resources, assisting with counseling, helping with budgeting, providing emotional and spiritual support, and extending financial aid.
Our client work is temporary and short-term in nature; that is, our goal is to see a client’s situation change over time until the client no longer requires our assistance. Deacons generally work towards this end by guiding clients to manage their budgets responsibly, plan for the future, seek employment, resolve conflicts, mend relationships, seek God’s community, and know and obey God in all areas of their lives. We hope that as clients grow closer to the Lord, they will find the strength, wisdom, and grace to experience deeply changed lives.
The Diaconate is funded entirely by the donations of individuals at CFC. We are, therefore, accountable to the congregation to be wise stewards of the resources God has given us through his people. Because our funding is limited, we direct financial support to the neediest.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE
Another way we help is by providing an informative resource guide to a broad range of programs, ministries, associations, and government organizations that are in Tucson to help with needs you have.
We have compiled an exhaustive list of resources throughout the city that is updated quarterly to ensure all of these options are open and up to date. CLICK HERE
FOR THE RESOURCE GUIDE. We have added their Zip code to make it easier for you to see what is in your area. The categories of resources are:
Emergency Assistance Providers
Children / Youth
Shelter and Need
Income / Financial Assistance
If you have any questions or need help with one of these resources, please call the Deacon Helpline and we would love to help in any way we can.