In Sycamore you can check your student's grades, lunch account balances, attendance records and more. Any questions on how Sycamore can work for you please contact Libby Benson at 320.235.0592 or send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethesda: is a non-profit organization that cares for seniors, providing a continuum of care including skilled nursing care, short-stay therapy centers, home health care, outpatient therapy, independent and assisted living, adult day services and a wellness center. They look for volunteers in a variety of capacities, have a fantastic scholarship program, and a program geared towards helping students obtain their C.N.A. “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” - 1 Peter 4:10
Community Closet: Provides quality clothing at thrift store pricing that in turn supports various ministries of the community and church.
Crossroads Counseling Centers: Crossroads Counseling Centers is a multi-specialty mental health counseling agency dedicated to serving individuals, couples, and families of all ages, stages and struggles. They have facilities currently in Willmar, Alexandria and Benson. Their Mission Statement is to “assist people at a crossroads in their lives in experiencing freedom in Christ. The truth of the Bible and the appropriate principles of counseling are applied to establish a better relationship with God and others.”
Family Promise of Kandiyohi County: Their mission is to help homeless families. They “unite the faith communities of the area to help families find new homes and maintain their dignity.”
Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity’s Mission is “seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” Habitat for Humanity partners with people to help them build or improve a place they can call home, helping homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat for Humanity homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Their five principles are: Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ, Focus on shelter, Advocate for affordable housing, promote dignity and hope, and to Support sustainable and transformative development.
Hope Care Pantry: Provides hygiene products, children’s supplies, laundry supplies and birthday kits to those in need. C.A.R.E. stands for Christian, Assistance, Relationships, and Encouragement.
The Link: The Link’s Mission is to create “a community where neighbors share the love of God through service to each other.” They are active in a variety of outreach services; they could always use volunteers, and they have many programs available to those in need in our community, including,: Wildcat Backpack Program: They send a backpack with food home with students including two meals, two snacks and two beverages so they are more ready to learn come Monday morning.
Tuesday’s Table: Each Tuesday a community church hosts a dinner open to the community. Just the Basics: a huge household distribution program that hands out hygiene and household items once per year. The Hope Care Pantry assists those in need other times of the year. Food Pantry: Open two days per week for those that have exhausted their allotment at the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf. Thrift Store: Their store, revive + redeem, sells items that are wanted, not needed, and is open to the community Client Services and Outreach Assistance: Helps connect people to resources in our community.
Lutheran Social Services: LSS “expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community…All people have the opportunity to live and work in community with dignity, safety and hope. Our work is grounded in two principles – God loves all people without condition and God yearns for us to love the neighbor.” Their services are too many to list, but a few include Adoption, Foster Care, Caregiver Support and Respite Services, Guardianship and Conservatorship Services, Financial Counseling and Debt Management, Health, Treatment and Rehabilitation Services.
Safe Avenues: Safe Avenues provides domestic and sexual violence victim advocacy to 7 primary counties in Southwestern Minnesota and emergency shelter for a larger 18 county area. Their mission is to “provide advocacy, parenting time services and emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence.” They are “dedicated to creating a safe, caring and healing environment.”
The Salvation Army: They believe that their “faith calls us to roll up our sleeves and get to work – to meet the material and emotional needs of a person before we can minister to them spiritually. That’s why our Worship and Service Centers are not only places of Sunday worship for a regular community of believers, but also placed that offer social services and community programs to those in need.” Those programs and services include Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance, Lunch for youth during the summer, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, personal care kits, an annual coat drive and ministries.
Thrivent Financial: “Connecting faith and finances for good,” Thrivent (formerly Lutheran Brotherhood) offers a variety of financial services from insurance to tithing to investments, stating “Money is powerful, especially when you use it to take care of yourself, your family, your church and your community.” “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a