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Ministry Partnerships


kidsPACK is a non-profit organization supported by community leaders, corporate sponsors and volunteers dedicated to feeding disadvantaged children; giving them a backpack of nutritious food each Friday to sustain them on weekends when they do not have access to subsidized school meals.

The Cygnet School is an inclusive small private school serving K-12 students in Lakeland, Florida (FLDOE School Code 5039). At Cygnet, children are recognized as individuals with their own strengths, challenges, and interests. At Cygnet, teachers are respected professionals with expertise in providing developmentally appropriate and interest based learning experiences for students. At Cygnet, families are the backbone of the learning community and are regarded as experts and partners in learning.

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Talbot House Ministries was founded to be a place of hope for people who had lost hope: the hungry, the homeless, and the poor. We plant seeds of hope with everyone who comes through our doors by meeting their basic needs. Beyond that, we are blessed to be able to facilitate long-term life renewal by showing them a way forward through assistance from the Good Samaritan Free Clinic, Solutions employment program, and multiple affordable housing options.

Heartland for Children is a community-based care lead agency contracted with the Department of Children and Families. In March 2003, Heartland for Children was selected as the lead agency for Community Based Care in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. As the lead agency, Heartland for Children assumed the responsibilities for System Administration of a comprehensive child welfare service provider network that included protective services, foster care, adoptions, independent living, prevention, family preservation, family support services and other related services. Heartland for Children has taken the child welfare system in Circuit 10 to a performance focused and results oriented system.

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We are a Spirit-infused 501(c)3 Ministry that focuses on strengthening Christian women's commitments to their faith, family, and community by learning, serving and connecting to one another in a faith environment.  Ministering to all ages and ethnicities of women through Biblical studies, Community Services, Career Preparation, Prayer/Worship Services, Topical Speaking and much more! Find out what is next at We're Gathering - Join Us.

Our Mission: Empowering children and families to experience the transforming love of Christ through wholistic care. Our Vision: Creating wholeness in children and families through Christ.

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Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Ft. Meade. Established in 1983, the primary goal of VISTE is to enable elderly persons to remain safely and independently in their own homes.

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