Little Sisters of the Poor
The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, they serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world.
Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, their mission is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.
Their vision is to contribute to the Culture of Life by nurturing communities where each person is valued, the solidarity of the human family and the wisdom of age are celebrated, and the compassionate love of Christ is shared with all.
MISSIONARIES OF THE POOR
Initially consisting of only four members, the Brothers of the Poor were approved by the bishop of Kingston, Jamaica and the name changed to the “Missionaries of the Poor”. The brothers began their work in a government-run house for the homeless destitute and aged, where they succeeded in opening the consciousness of the public to the needs and struggles of the poor. They continued their work with prisoners, where they helped to bring to light the need for rehabilitation among prisoners, not mere isolation. The community thus began with two successful projects in its early years. Since its founding, the Missionaries of the Poor have received both papal and episcopal approval for their work and constitutions. Today, the order has over 550 brothers serving in nine missions around the world.
HELPING UP MISSION
Helping Up Mission provides hope to the poor and homeless. They do this through programs designed to meet their individual physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. They are both an overnight shelter and a destination for long-term addiction recovery. They believe every man is equally deserving of our help, because every man is equally in need of God’s grace. Please take a few minutes to learn more about this transformational ministry. Help change lives.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Women’s Rights Without Frontiers is a broad-based, international coalition that opposes forced abortion and sexual slavery in China. Their immediate goal is to raise public awareness regarding the coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy, the connection between this coercion and human trafficking in Asia, and the other human rights abuses that arise out of this coercive enforcement. Our long-term goal is to champion freedom, justice and women’s rights, in China and worldwide, by exposing violations of women’s rights, equipping the media and the public to understand these violations, and extending help to the victims themselves, as well as to those who stand up for freedom and justice for women.
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
Under the guidance of the Holy Father, Aid to the Church in Need provides pastoral and humanitarian assistance to the persecuted Church around the world. For more than 67 years, their donors have reached out to the suffering, the distressed and the poorest of the poor in over 145 countries.
Each year, they fulfill more than 5,000 projects through our spiritual and material aid programs. Their shared goal: To help strengthen the Church and keep the Faith alive.
Pregnancy Center North
Established in 1982, Pregnancy Center North has been providing help for women for over 25 years. A non-profit organization operating on financial and material donations provided by individuals and organizations, they are mostly staffed by volunteers. They are independent, non-political, non-sectarian, non-medical and prepared to help you whether you are single or married, regardless of age, race or religion. All services are free and confidential.
Regeneration Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry that works alongside the local church to help men and women live lives of sexual integrity—from the heart. They serve those who struggle with lust, pornography, adultery, homosexuality, and other sexual temptations. They offer counsel and support for friends, spouses and relatives of those who struggle.
Hope for West Africa
The Mission of the Hope for West Africa Foundation is to cultivate partnerships to advance and support programs for those infected or affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS in West Africa. The Hope for West Africa Foundation works with established West African non-profit organizations to provide support for sustainable projects addressing poverty and health care. Hope for West Africa board members have built trusting relationships with each of the West African partners. Funds are awarded to partners on a project-by-project basis through board-approved proposals with full transparency requirements.
Women’s Care Center
Women’s Care Center provides free, confidential counseling, support and education to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds help determine viability and dates (prenatal medical care and abortions not provided). They serve 26,000 women annually from 29 centers in 10 states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania & Wisconsin.
Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts
The Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts Pro Bono PT clinic is a nonpartisan organization that serves as a beacon of hope and positive change to the poor and uninsured of Washington, DC, suffering from pain and life-changing functional limitations. Inspired by Christ, we believe in the dignity and gifted practice of care for all.
The Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts is an Italian order of sisters dedicated to catechesis, medical service for the poor, educational services as well as various charitable works since 1894. Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts Pro Bono Clinic is the first pro bono physical therapy clinic in Washington, DC. Established in 2007, it partners with licensed physical therapist volunteers and other staff to provide evaluation and treatment to underserved residents in and around the metro area.