Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Henderson Settlement

Henderson Settlement

Advance #773365

#773365 - Creating opportunities for better lives through Christ-centered service

Annual Goal:$164,500.00
YTD Gifts:$16,620.16
Location: United States North America
Partner:The UMC, Red Bird Missionary Annual Conference

Describe the need affecting the community.

We work in a part of Appalachia that continues to be challenged with issues related to poverty and lack of opportunity. There are serious challenges for children, youth, women seniors and families to be able to live, much less thrive, in our area. There are issues around education, community development, economic development and health, among others. These are issues that affect communities all over Appalachia. Henderson Settlement has been working to engage and alleviate these challenges since our founding in 1925.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

We are continuing to offer help with the above-mentioned basic needs, but are also offering more classes and life skill development and helping our community members to become more engaged and self-sufficient. Our volunteers help with many basic needs but we are also seeking to help our youth, children and families achieve higher levels of success in every area of life. We want to help our community to not just survive, but to thrive. We are also seeking to make sure that our services help people in a manner that respects their dignity and creativity. At all levels of our programming and ministry, we are seeking to be in ministry and mission "with" the other person.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

Our goals have remained relatively consistent, and align with our mission and vision statement of "Sharing the love of Christ in Appalachia" through "Creating opportunities for better lives through Christ-centered service." 1. To share the good news of Jesus Christ with our communities. 2. To build a house for a family each year and work on our home repair projects in Kentucky and Tennessee. 3. To continue to provide spiritual, economic, education and social opportunities to our neighbors in the community. 4. Continue to develop and provide classes in a variety of subjects (around life skills) to those in the community.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.

We will measure attendance at classes and completions of classes. We will closely work the local school to help measure the progress of our youth. And we will track our work project completion as well. Some items (self-confidence) are a little harder to track, but we should be able to see a qualitative difference for those community members with whom we work.

Budget and Financial Information

Income

Annual Advance Financial Goal
$164,500.00
Local Financial Support
$20,000.00
Administration
$19,065.00
Facilities (Buildings/Grounds/Security)
$39,517.00
Mission Advancement
$488,400.00
Food Service
$28,836.00
Outreach (General)
$25,300.00
Senior Center
$19,380.00
Craft Store
$43,920.00
Farm (Cattle/Goats/Greenhouse)
$91,825.00
Thrift Stores
$84,235.00
Mission Outreach (VIM)
$965,250.00
Youth Program
$65,150.00
MIHOW (Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker)
$24,400.00
$2,079,778.00

Expense

Administrative, Finance and Overhead Expenses of Organization
$266,278.00
Maintenance an Expense of Buildings, Equipment and Grounds;
$188,105.00
Mission Advancement - General Fundraising Expenses
$95,277.00
Food Service- Expense of Kitchen and Dining Hall
$42,530.00
Outreach (General) Community Assistance, including Intake Office and Programming
$134,729.00
Senior Center
$66,314.00
Craft Store - community craft store featuring the work of local crafters
$24,362.00
Farm - Cattle and Goats, Hay, Greenhouse with Sales to the Community
$108,866.00
Thrift Stores - Two local stores with Clothing, Furniture and Housewares
$82,125.00
Mission Outreach (VIM) Year-round volunteers in mission opportunities, mainly home repairs
$916,531.00
MIHOW - Home visits and programs, baby pantry and classes for mothers and families
$25,561.00
Youth Program - afterschool programs, tutoring, summer recreation, special trips
$129,100.00
$2,079,778.00

Project Contact

Mike Feely
(606) 337-2225

Global Ministries Contact

LeKisha Reed