To extend a hand-up to those affected by poverty.
A Selma where everyone has access to decent, affordable housing, a supportive community, and the resources necessary for individuals and families to not just survive, but to flourish.
To develop a community of caring partners to help those affected by poverty by building trust, developing supportive relationships, and providing needed services to allow them to thrive as productive members of society.
HOW WE DO IT:
Meeting the immediate needs of people through; Hand up Housing, Women and Children Emergency Shelter, Food Distribution, Hot Meals, and Mobile Showers.
Training for Long-Term Sufficiency
Helping equip people for long term success through Workforce referrals, Job Interview Training, Employment Services, Computer Skills, Anger Management Programs, Addiction Recovery Services, and Finance Classes.
Building Community Partnerships
Partnering with county, health care, agencies, business, non-profits and private individuals to provide; Training, Relational Connections, Saturday Outreaches, Sunday Services and a Community Center.
- Food Ministry served 1,456 families and 728 homeless.
- Shower Trailer served 406 people in the first 6 months with 33 enrolling for help to get of the streets.
- Provided 250 Jackets for Kids
- Signed up 256 kids for Toys for Tots
- Paid for 38 Hotels rooms for families with kids to stay off the street
- Partnered with PG&E to help 226 families pay $300 of their bill.
- Partnered with Adventist Hospital to provide gifts and air mattress beds
- Complete construction of Women and Children Emergency Housing
- Launch a Mobile Clinic program in partnership with the Shower Trailer.
- Develop a Selma COM Hub with space for offices, training and housing.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
We believe in the power of prayer and are grateful for those who pray for our outreaches and the lives they impact.
Join with Selma C.O.M. to strategically meet a specific need.
Help us serve at-risk individuals. Volunteers are needed to distribute food and help with outreaches.
WHY WE DO IT:
Noe and Brandi were homeless meth addicts who we first met in 2015 while serving food from a car. They had lost their children because of their poor choices and their family had closed them off as well. At rock bottom, they went to rehab to get clean and returned to Selma to serve others like them through Selma COM. Today they are active in ministry, Brandi is on the Selma com board and they have their little girl back
Addicted to meth, Randy lived in an overturned sofa. After months of building a friendship with him, he trusted us enough to help with doctor appointments, Social Security and housing. Still panhandling, we served him a meal one night and asked if we could pray. The 5-year-old with us led a powerful 20 minute prayer for Randy. Within 1 week he was meth free, and is now a member of our team, helping with showers for the homeless and serving meals.
Women and Children Emergency Shelter = $100,000
Local shelters don’t have the ability to house women and their teenage children, creating a crisis for older families trying to find help. Help build a 6-bedroom, with living space, facility to serve these families.
Mobile Shower Trailer = $15,000
A hot shower brings dignity and provides opportunity for meeting the ongoing needs of the homeless. Increase the number of people served each Saturday by helping provide an additional shower trailer.
Selma C.O.M. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, Tax ID 47-5567606
Selma, CA 93662