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The Mission

The mission of the J.O.Y Ministries Crisis Resource Center is to follow God’s command to care for the least and the lost by providing safe shelter, food, and support services.  We provide our guests a grace-filled path towards a fulfilling life that allows them to contribute positively to their community.

Our Services

The Crisis Resource Center is staffed and run by volunteers and funded by local donations from individuals, churches, and businesses in the community.   We provide guests with food, toiletries, clothing, temporary shelter, help with finding permanent housing and employment, and rent and utility assistance. We offer programming like Bible studies, financial planning classes, and recovery group meetings. Finally, we transport children from local neighborhoods to the Meals on the Square program that provides free breakfasts and lunches to students during the farmer’s market on Saturdays.


Donations We Accept

We regularly need the following:

peanut butter

dried pasta

dried beans

tomato sauce

macaroni and cheese


boxed muffin mix or cornbread

canned pastas

canned meats

Toiletries: We collect all basic toiletries, including:




feminine sanitary supplies

diapers and baby products



toilet paper


Clothing: We collect gently used clothing for all ages and sizes. Please no ripped or stained items.

Furniture and practical household items: If you have larger furniture or any household items, please call the center at 270-380-1808 to see if we have need for such items before dropping these items off. We have limited storage capacity.

Donations We Do Not Accept

We do not accept items such as:

picture frames


decorative pillows

and other knickknacks





We may accept gently used toys on occasion. Please call in advance.