Non-Profits

Cap Of Pearland
CAP of Greater Pearland is a project of the 2010 Leadership Pearland, Texas Class. This mission will meet the needs of the Pearland community while promoting leadership and business networking opportunities. The group’s focus is to raise awareness of the struggles that some residents face on a daily basis. Secondly, CAP provides funds and resources to help these individuals get back on their feet or deal with the crisis they are facing.

How Does Someone request Assistance?

Those in need of assistance are often referred by case managers, hospital social workers, nurses and field staff. Once a request has been submitted to a CAP board member, the board is polled and a decision is made based on the organization’s bi-laws and guidelines. Grants are evaluated on a case by case basis.


Where Does Cap Get Funding?

CAP of Clear Lake receives funding through membership dues, donations and by hosting an annual fundraising event. As the organization grows in both membership and fundraising, CAP will be able to increase both the amount and frequency of grants offered.

http://www.capofpearland.org/
Salvation Army
What is The Salvation Army?

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.’*

The movement, founded in 1865 by William Booth, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world.

The rapid deployment of the first Salvationists was aided by the adoption of a quasi-military command structure in 1878 when the title, ‘The Salvation Army’, was brought into use. A similarly practical organisation today enables resources to be equally flexible. Responding to a recurrent theme in Christianity which sees the Church engaged in spiritual warfare, the Army has used to advantage certain soldierly features such as uniforms, flags and ranks to identify, inspire and regulate its endeavours.


Our faith

The Salvation Army is a Christian organisation and part of the universal Christian Church.

Its message and the lifestyle it advocates are based on the Bible’s teaching. Its work is to make known the good news about Jesus Christ and to persuade people to become his followers.

Everything The Salvation Army does is rooted in the faith of its members. The confidence Salvationists have in a loving and caring God finds outward expression in their love for humanity and their practical response to human need.
Evangelistic and social enterprises are maintained, under the authority of the General, by full-time officers and employees, as well as soldiers who give service in their free time. The Army also benefits from the support of many adherents and friends, including those who serve on advisory boards.

Leadership in the Army is provided by commissioned officers who are recognised ministers of religion.

All Salvationists accept a disciplined and compassionate life of high moral standards which includes abstinence from alcohol and tobacco. From its earliest days the Army has accorded women equal opportunities, every rank and service being open to them and from childhood the young are encouraged to love and serve God.

Raised to evangelise, the Army spontaneously embarked on schemes for the social betterment of the poor. Such concerns have since developed, wherever the Army operates, in practical, skilled and cost-effective ways. Evolving social services meet endemic needs and specific crises worldwide. Modern facilities and highly-trained staff are employed.

The need for modern facilities and longer-term development is under continual review. Increasingly the Army’s policy and its indigenous membership allow it to cooperate with international relief agencies and governments alike. The movement’s partnership with both private and public philanthropy will continue to bring comfort to the needy, while the proclamation of God’s redemptive love offers individuals and communities the opportunity to enjoy a better life on earth and a place in Christ’s everlasting Kingdom.

*Salvation Army Act 1980

http://www.salvationarmyhouston.org/
Golden Rule Services
Our Philosophy and Mission Statement

Our philosophy is "To treat people as we would like to be treated"

Our mission statement is to provide opportunities to individiduals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities for growth and independence in their community.

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Individuals are treated with care and compassion - not pity. They are seen as people who want no less dignity, respect, or quality of life than we ourselves desire and in most cases, are able to have with very little effort. Our task is one of discovery: our discovery of what a person values and what things are hassles to him; his discovery will be of available desired choices. We strive to listen to each individual and let him create his own place based on his dreams, desires and needs.

goldenruleservices.org/day-programs
Christian Helping Hands
Fighting Hunger Since 1983

In 1983, Candy Johnson and Hita Dickson, from Pearland, Texas, attended an Episcopal Women’s conference in Bryan/College Station. The Right Rev. Bishop Benitez challenged the attendees of the conference to see if there were any hungry people living in their hometowns. Of course, Candy and Hita thought there were none.

Candy had been assisting a local woman, “Maria,” who had five children, ages one year to seven years. Maria’s electricity was shut off and her husband was unemployed. When Candy inquired about how Maria was going to feed her family, Maria showed Candy the molding beans in the refrigerator. Maria simply scraped off the mold and placed the pot on the gas stove. Dinner was cooking, again.

With the witness to this single family in need, Candy and Hita contacted the clergy in the area. To their amazement, many local clergy in our area had been inundated with people needing assistance. The clergy welcomed the idea of a Christian organization to be formed that would aid and service this growing problem. The original nine churches provided the core of such an organization to be born on April 30, 1984. CHRISTIAN HELPING HANDS, a ministry of churches to those in need, was in operation by July 2, 1984.

Christian Helping Hands is operated by an ALL-VOLUNTEER staff. The member-churches have grown from nine to twenty-two churches (Baptist, Anglican,Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Methodist, Assembly of God and Non-denominational) all working together. Numerous “non-member” churches also participate in the assistance programs of C.H.H. They all follow God’s command “….therefore I command you, You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor in this land.” Deuteronomy 15:11

Being a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Christian Helping Hands has assisted the needy residing in Pearland, Friendswood, Brookside and Manvel (Texas) with food, rent and utility assistance, clothing vouchers, gasoline and medical vouchers and emergency lodging. C.H.H. has also provided school supplies and Christmas gifts, as well as assistance to those affected by flooding in the area. In the first nineteen years, Christian Helping Hands provided assorted services to 41,000 FAMILIES representing 143,000 PEOPLE.
Our First Pantry

July 2, 1984: The day the phone rang! The original location was a small building, with only 1,200 square feet. It had three walls and a roof. The building was a gift from Victory Pools. We rented the land from Verna Yost (deceased) until September 2002. The North wall needed to be closed in. The Aid Association of Lutheran Brotherhood came to the rescue, closing in the fourth wall. Our “closet pantry” was moved into the “Big Room” of 400 square feet. Within the four walls were two upright freezers, one chest freezer, one refrigerator, three window air conditioners, one table, four desks, three grocery carts, two file cabinets, one microware, one toilet (moving south), twenty chairs, shelving packed with canned goods and NO heat! The building was so jammed with stuff, it was often called, “The excuse me pantry.”

The ministry continued operation out of this tiny building for eighteen years. By the time the replacement facility was completed, the old building had sagging floors, the toilet had move south and fire ants had swarmed six times. We could not plug in a radio with out breaking the electrical circuit. Due to the sagging, rotten floor in the center of the building, the carpet could not be replaced. It was so discolored, no one could recall the original color. The file cabinets leaned against each other. The microwave was so tilted that one could not put a full bowl of soup in it.
The old place proved itself worthy. During the eighteen years of occupancy, approximately 139,00 people were assisted with a multitude services. No wonder it was falling apart!!

www.christianhelpinghands.org/

Forgotten Angels
Overview

Forgotten Angels is a Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) provider licensed, audited and overseen by the Texas Department on Aging and Disability Services (formerly Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation). The HCS Program helps people with a primary diagnosis of mental retardation (although a majority have multiple disabilities) remain a part of their community by serving them in their family homes or in their own residences. Services provided by Forgotten Angels include:

Case Management - assist individuals with disabilities and their families with obtaining and coordinating needed services.

Residential Services - includes Supported Home Living for individuals in their own or a family member’s home, Foster Care or Residential Support provided in one of Forgotten Angels’ homes. Forgotten Angels currently has twelve homes located in various neighborhoods in Pearland, Texas.

Day Habilitation Services - daily activities to augment training and support provided in residential homes.

Professional Services - includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, psychological, psychiatric, dietary planning, audiology and social work as identified in the individual’s Individual Plan of Care (IPC).

Nursing is available and provided by three staff nurses 24 hour per day.

Respite Services - services designed to give families a temporary break from their care-giving responsibilities.

Adaptive aids or minor home modifications - provided when necessary as outlined in the individual’s Individual Plan of Care (IPC).

Dental and Medical Services - coordination of appointment settings, transportation and companion.

Supported Employment Services - coordination of support, transportation and companion.

www.forgottenangels.org/

United Way Of Brazoria County, Pearland Office
Why EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH?

United Way creates opportunities by focusing on the building blocks for a good life.
EDUCATION
HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL

* Improving access to quality, affordable child care and early learning opportunities
* Creating opportunities for children to excel in school
* Providing after-school and mentoring programs for at-risk youth

INCOME
PROMOTING FINANCIAL STABILITY AND INDEPENDENCE

* Supporting basic needs while increasing financial education
* Helping hardworking people obtain family-sustaining wages
* Increasing access to affordable housing for individuals and families

HEALTH
IMPROVING PEOPLE'S HEALTH

* Increasing access to critical healthcare services
* Reducing substance abuse, child abuse and domestic violence
* Increasing health education and preventive care

http://www.uwbc.org/

Young Life
What is Young Life?
Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.

We believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a
Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.

Who is Young Life for?
Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of our organization and is also the term we use for our program with high school students. We call our middle school program WyldLife. The initiative for college and university students is called Young Life College.

Young Life’s multicultural ministry, focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically-depressed areas, is arguably the largest of its kind in the United States. We refer to our ministry to kids with disabilities as Capernaum and to our work with teen moms as YoungLives. In a partnership with Military Community Youth Ministries, Young Life reaches military teens through a program called Club Beyond. The Small Towns initiative brings Young Life to communities of fewer than 25,000 people.

A Time-Tested Approach
Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school, high school and college students in friendship and hope.

Caring for Kids — Contact Work
Because kids don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care, Young Life leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be. Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into the world of kids “contact work.” But kids just call it friendship.

A Party with a Purpose — Club
What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every week? We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. It’s controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them. After all, that’s what the celebration is all about.

The Best Week of Their Life — Camp
Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their life. That’s a rousing (and unsolicited) endorsement! But how else would you describe a week where deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and where you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love story ever told?

A Time to Question, Learn and Grow — Campaigners
Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ — and we’re with them for the long haul to help them take those steps of faith with unconditional love. Along the way, we encourage kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation.

Adults Who Care — Committee
Young Life is making a difference in the lives of kids around the world because we are supported by adults who care about kids in their community. For every talented Young Life staff person there is a team of dedicated leaders who works directly with kids. In each community, the local “committee,” comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.
Christian Alliance
On March 3, 1998 a group of fifty-four mission minded individuals gathered at First Methodist Church in Houston. Dr. Asbury Lenox chaired the organizational meeting. Bishop Woodrow Hearn and Pastor Bill Hinson shared experiences and gave direction to Alliance of Christian Mission efforts that would distribute food, seed, water, clothes and health care to the poor and victims of disasters.

Christian Alliance for Humanitarian Aid, Inc. received its Certificate of Incorporation on June 22, 1998. This year we celebrate our tenth year of service.

Christian Alliance is an ecumenical ministry serving churches and missionaries throughout the United States and the world to provide food, water, and medical supplies to those most in need.

As a disaster relief organization with a goal for humanitarian aid, the Alliance is joined with more than 300 churches, church and civic organizations around the world to equip and ship millions of pounds of relief support to the poor, hungry, sick, and homeless every year.

http://www.christian-alliance.org/
Creative Mind Academy
About Us: Creative Mind Academy is a Non-Profit private special education corporation that is located in Pearland, Texas and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Creative Mind A Great Place be Creative! At Creative Mind Academy we strive to help your special education alternative learner acquire important skills that will help them throughout their lives. We will help your student develop self-confidence, self-acceptance and their special skills and talents while in our care.

Nurturing student's through compassion and caring, at Creative Mind Academy, we truly believe that a friendly environment is crucial to a special needs alternative learners development. Through a diverse curriculum, your student is bound to enjoy the lessons we plan for the day.

Our Program: Our program is designed for alternative learners in Kindergarten through 12th grade with disorders such as:
* Autism
* Aspergers Syndrome
* ADD/ADHD

And learning disabilities such as:
* Dyslexia
* Dyscalculia
* Dysgraphia
* Dyspraxia

http://www.creativemindacademy.org/

Keep Pearland Beautiful

Keep Pearland Beautiful first started out as Clean Pearland in August 1982 when it was founded and certified as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. It was then chartered by the State of Texas as a non-profit corporation and recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the fall of 1982.

Our Early Years as Clean Pearland

  • Organized and ran the first recycling program in Pearland in the Lions Club parking lot in the early 80s.
  • Organized a committee to promote and raise funds for the construction of hike and bike trails in Pearland in the early 1980s and hosted a number of fundraisers including spaghetti suppers and Pearland Night at the Astros.
  • Initiated an Adopt-A-Spot program for cleaning roads in Pearland in the early 80s, shortly after the Texas Department of Transportation began its “Don’t Mess With Texas” and Adopt-A-Highway program.
  • Organized KIPPERS (Kids In Pearland Preserving the Environment through Responsible Service) group at Jamison Middle School, which won a national award from KAB in 1988. There area now KIPPERS organizations at all three Pearland middle schools. The Jamison and Sablatura KIPPERS have won a number of state and national awards over the years. Students from the Sablatura KIPPERS have traveled to Washington D.C. twice (2001 and 2002) to receive first place awards from Keep America Beautiful.
  • Eventually moved the recycling center to city property at 2012 Old Alvin Road where it was open two days a week, taking a limited number of items.
  • City outsourced garbage pickup to Best Waste (later sold to Waste Management) in October, 1991. At the urging of Clean Pearland, curbside recycling was added to the garbage pickup service and the city contracted with Clean Pearland to coordinate and promote the program.
  • In 1993 sponsored the First Annual Tour de Lites Family Bike Ride through the Green Tee Subdivision to view the Christmas lights. This event has become a holiday tradition in Pearland, with the 12th Annual Tour being held in 2005.
  • Clean Pearland held its first annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day in April of 1997.

More Recently as Keep Pearland Beautiful

  • Clean Pearland became Keep Pearland Beautiful in late 1997 to more closely identify with the state and national organization.
  • Contributed $19,000 from the Hike and Bike Trail Fund as matching funds for a state grant to build a trail along Mary’s Creek and around the front area of Independence Park.
  • Paid for the concept plan and spearheaded the campaign for the construction of the gazebo adjacent to City Hall.
  • Installed irrigation and planted trees on the esplanade on Pearland Parkway South in 1999.
  • Added the pickup of green waste for composting to the city’s solid waste services in October, 2002.
  • Received many state and national awards, including two first place awards from Keep America Beautiful and four Governor’s Community Achievement Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful. Three of the Governor’s Awards brought Texas Department of Transportation landscaping grants to the city. The pear trees along FM 518, three of the four city entrance signs and the landscaping and monuments at the intersection of FM 518 and Pearland Parkway were all installed utilizing this funding.
  • Formed a committee made up of board members, city staff and elected officials in 2000 to look into the feasibility of bringing a full-service recycling center to Pearland. This committee visited recycling centers throughout the Houston area.
  • In 2002 the city approved the concept plan for the Pearland Recycling Center to be located at the Southwest Environmental Center and received a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the construction of the center.
  • In April of 2004 a dedication ceremony was held at the new center in and June 2004 the Pearland Recycling Center officially opened for business.
  • Household hazardous materials and electronic waste collections were added to the services offered by the Pearland Recycling Center in February of 2005.
  • In January of 2005 Keep Pearland Beautiful launched a Cigarette Litter Awareness Campaign with the slogan “Don’t Leave Your Butts Behind” and the goal of making everyone in Pearland aware that cigarette butts are litter, too.
  • In June of 2005 KPB held the first of what would become annual Teacher Training Workshops on Keep America Beautiful's Waste in Place Curriculum. Solid waste grants were obtained to fun the initial workshops. They have now become part of KPB's annual budget. A total of 33 teachers were trained in two workshops in Jun of 2007.
  • Keep Pearland Beautiful worked with the Pearland Parks Department with a goal of establishing an Environmental Education Center at the Southwest Environmental Center. In May of 2007 funding for the Center was included in a parks bond package that was approved by the voters. The Center will be a "Green" building and will include offices for KPB as well as classrooms and meeting space.
  • In December 2007, Keep Pearland Beautiful contributed $20,000 to the City of Pearland Hike & Bike Trail Fund for the first phase of the Trail connectivity Plan.
  • In May 2009, KPB awarded the first Joe Miller Environmental Scholarships to two seniors from Pearland High School. Joe Miller was an avid environmentalist with a passion for helping Keep Pearland Beautiful.
  • In June of 2011, KPB received for the sixth time, a first place Governor’s Community Achievement Award. The City of Pearland will receive $270,000 in landscaping from TxDot as a result of this award.
  • In December of 2011, KPB won a first place Affiliate Award (population category 50,001 to 200,000) from Keep America Beautiful for the 4th time since 1982.
  • www.keeppearlandbeautiful.org/


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