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Churches: Opportunities to Serve

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At Launch, we provide struggling and homeless youth and young adults with free services that assist them in becoming independent adults and fully contributing members of our communities. But there is one major difference between Launch Ministry and other similar service providers: we are a ministry.  At the very heart of our mission is that we provide these services out of Jesus’ call to serve those in need. “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that...

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Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by on 3:08 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 0 comments

Launch Ministry is exceedingly blessed by the number of individuals and groups who are willing to donate and volunteer.   Below you will find a (long) list of volunteer needs.  Your time and effort makes a difference! Not sure if you want to volunteer yet?  Stop by at our drop-in or set-up a time to meet with Stephanie at our space in Chaska to get a tour and talk over your options.  You will be surprised just how easy it can be to make a huge difference in someone’s life!!!! Not able to volunteer, but want to help out?  Consider...

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Drop In Volunteer

Posted by on 10:46 am in Church, Volunteer | 0 comments

Drop-in volunteers are desperately needed!  During drop-in, we provide new and regular individuals with multiple resources, including simply a safe place to spend time.  Volunteers are essential to the work we do during this time.   As a drop-in volunteer, you would: Check-in individuals Help individuals access on-site resources Be a listening presence for individuals Assist with additional projects as you are gifted. We believe that the Spirit is working through Launch, and that as a drop-in volunteer, your unique gifts and knowledge...

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Tuesday and Thursday Night Dinners

Posted by on 10:39 am in Church, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

Launch Ministry provides a safe and stable space for struggling youth and young adults in Carver and Scott Counties.  In addition to free snacks & microwave meals at our drop-in center, we offer two free weekly dinners through the support of members of the community.  Each dinner if followed by programming: Tuesday’s by either a speaker or bible study, Thursday by Celebrate Recovery for 18-29 year olds (which counts as a recovery meeting). Church groups, families, friends and individuals have enjoyed giving back to their community...

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Apartment Move-In Package

Posted by on 5:07 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

Imagine being homeless for months or years and finally getting your own apartment…but then not having any money to buy what you need to actually live in it! Launch Ministry’s basic mission includes assisting homeless young adults access resources to obtain their first apartments.  They are then often left with minimal or no funds to fill their new homes with furniture and basic supplies.  We work with local organizations and individuals to gather furniture as possible, but basic household items are much harder to come by.  (Love,...

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Is Your Group or Organization Interested in Doing an Item Collection for Launch?

Posted by on 1:17 pm in Church, Volunteer | 0 comments

Many groups and organizations are active in their local community by collecting items for Launch Ministry. Your items go directly to helping those in need, either by stretching their budgets or being used at our drop-in center. Please sign-up so that we may help you with your amazing efforts, or at least be prepared to expect the items. Below are some ideas for you to organize this collection. We are also currently in need of 50 Christmas Stockings for distribution in December.  Your group could help us with that! Additionally, volunteers are...

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On-Going Needs at Launch Ministry

Posted by on 12:10 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 2 comments

We are often asked what is needed to provide hospitality at the drop-in center and stretch the meager budgets of the young adults trying to be financially and socially independent.  Thank you for your continued support!  Below is our on-going needs list. Items we are always in need of: full-sized shampoo, good razors, shaving cream, mascara, men’s deodorant, food storage/take-out containers, cleaning supplies, smaller sized laundry detergent, Easy Mac. Are you, your group, or organization interested in doing an item collection for us?...

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Christmas Stocking Collection

Posted by on 12:09 pm in Church, Volunteer | 2 comments

We have reached our Goal!!!  THANK YOU for you amazing support and love for the young adults in this community!  We have started to hand them out and plan on providing many to our “regulars” at our Dec. 20th Christmas party. If you have not signed-up but still have a stocking or more, we can still use it! Any extras will be distributed to new individuals in January. Join Launch in Celebrating Christmas by sharing God’s Love with the Young Adults at Launch!  Sign-up here. PLEASE NOTE:  We are accepting Christmas Stockings...

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Launched Into Hope – Request for Submissions

Posted by on 5:38 pm in Church, Parents, Young Adult | 0 comments

  Are you a current Launch participant, former Launch participant, volunteer, staff or just interested in hope-filled stories? Consider submitting a piece for our upcoming book “Launched Into Hope”. See info in the document below! Download [303.74 KB] Tweet Pin...

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Upcoming Events

Posted by on 8:54 am in Church, Parents, Young Adult | 0 comments

We have so much going on this fall at Launch Ministry that we need to just briefly highlight them instead of writing separate articles!   Celebrate Recovery Starting Thursday, October 1 We’re thrilled to add a second night of programming on top of our Tuesday night dinner/Bible study/support group. Celebrate Recovery is a worldwide Christ-centered approach to help anyone find healing from their hurts, habits and hangups. Our group will be specifically focused on those under 30 who need support to become whole. Contact...

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