In the early eighties, members of a number of local churches came together to consolidate their efforts to help individuals and families with true needs. They sought to tackle urgent problems requiring immediate, short term solutions such as, basic emergency needs in the form of food, clothing, shelter, emergency travel and counseling services. In 1983, they created Community Christian Concern, a non-profit organization with a Mission to touch one life at a time by providing compassion, guidance, and basic necessities to those in crisis.
Years later, a transitional housing program was developed for families and this program eventually morphed into our current transitional housing program for homeless men and low income senior men in St. Tammany Parish. The program's goal is to provide homeless men with a stable place from which they can begin to reintegrate into society. The program not only provides these men with a roof over their head, but also offers life coaching, assistance with job placement, linkage with appropriate private and public assistance programs and assistance with permanent housing.
Today Community Christian Concern operates a food pantry, a thrift store, a community garden and a transitional housing facility for homeless men and low income senior men. Our counselors will meet with each client to determine their individual needs, provide assistance with food, clothing and referrals to other appropriate agencies.
Each year we assist over 3000 individuals - Veterans, seniors, the disabled, the working poor, homeless persons and families, and a growing number of single families and grandparents raising grandchildren. This is why your support is so important to us. Please consider becoming a monthly donor so that we can fulfill our Vision to meet needs, inspire self-sufficiency, and build a stronger community.