The Mission of St. MAM
St. Matthews Area Ministries seeks to unite the resources and people of area congregations to effectively meet community needs. Through St. MAM, area congregations collaborate and partner with government, schools, businesses, and other non-profits to meet emergency needs, to stabilize families in transitional situations, to provide a nurturing and healthy environment for children and youth, and to offer resources for the benefit of the whole community.
Telling the Story of St. MAM
She called to say that she wanted to contribute some food to the St. MAM pantry. Six months before she was a beneficiary of the food pantry; now she wanted to support the cause that had helped her through difficult times. She showed up at St. MAM with a generous donation of groceries and infant/toddler items for the Early Essentials Pantry.
He approached the Executive Director at an ecumenical Thanksgiving service and began, "Mr. Lane, I just wanted to share with you that St. MAM saved my life. I am an alcoholic, albeit dry now for the last twenty years, but it was the Chemical Intervention program at St. MAM that literally helped to turn my life around."
She was described as essentially beyond help due to the size of her rental bill including penalties, and on the verge of eviction. Never before had she or her husband experienced such financial calamity and they had always been able to pay their bills. Suddenly he was unable to secure any work as a contract laborer and her professional working hours were cut from 40 per week to 8. Within two hours of meeting with the St. MAM Director of Family Services, the landlord had agreed to waive late fees ($600+), pledges were secured for the balance owed, and the couple was stabilized without fear of eviction. Read more ....
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