Congregations Helping People, located in a Salem First UMC office space, is an expanding group of Salem churches that have come together to combine resources and work cooperatively to help people in need.
People seeking help are often forced to go from church to church, obtaining piecemeal the aid they need. Church staff, though eager to help, may not have the time, funds or expertise to provide the best possible help and advice. Congregations Helping People provides experienced, qualified social workers assisted by caring volunteers, to link people with the right resources to address their immediate and long-term needs. When those resources do not exist, or the person doesn’t qualify, Congregations Helping People may be able to provide direct assistance.
Congregations Helping People is a privately-funded, nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors. You can reach this organization by phone at 503-391-4365.